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Capitol Medical Group works with all children

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ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE

Weight
Age
 Suspension Liquid
160mg/5mL
NEW FORMULA
Children's Chewable Tabs
80mg each
Children's
Junior Tabs
160mg each
   
Teaspoon/ml
Tablet
Tablet

 6-11 lbs

    to 4 mos

 1.25 ml

   
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos
2.5 ml
   
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos
3.75 ml
   
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
1 tsp./5 ml
2
 
36-47 lbs 4-5 yrs
1½ tsp./7.5 ml
3
 
48-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
2 tsp. /10 ml
4
2
60-71 lbs 9-10 yrs
2 ½ tsp./12.5 ml
5
2 ½
72-95 lbs 11 yrs
3 tsp./15 ml
6
3
96 lbs & over 12 yrs    
4


Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

IBUPROFEN DOSAGE

Weight Age
Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children's Ibuprofen Suspension
100mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Junior Strength Ibuprofen Caplets
100mg
   
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1=(1.25 mL)
       
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1 ½=(1.875 mL)
       
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2=(2.5 mL)
1 tsp.
2
   
36-47 lbs
4-5 yrs
 
1½ tsp.
3
   
48-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
2
60-71 lbs
9-10 yrs
 
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
2 ½
72-95 lbs
11 yrs
 
3 tsp.
6
3
3

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

      •   ♦ Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
      •   ♦ Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
      •   ♦ Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

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POPULAR WEBSITES

Below are links to popular websites recognized for their educational and/or informational content relative to parenting and overall care for babies, children and young adults. While these sites can be excellent resources for heightening awareness about a diverse array of topics, caution should be exercised when making decisions based on the information gathered. CMG does not guarantee and disclaims responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the information within these sites. These sites in no way substitute for the advice, guidance and medical oversight provided by our staff.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Healthy Children
Check out HealthyChildren.org on the American Academy of Pediatrics' site for the latest news on: summer safety tips, pre-diabetes and diabetes in teens, folic acid and the reduction of childhood cancers, and much, much more!

“Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults."  This site is an excellent source of information for general parenting advice; special interests/issues, such as, ADHD, Asthma, Autism, Breastfeeding,  Developmental Stages, Immunizations, Obesity, Stress; and, other popular current concerns, such as, Car Safety Seats, Toy Recalls, etc..

Center For Disease Control (CDC) Immunizations & Vaccines
This site provides thorough and objective information regarding vaccines for different ages and populations; and, related topic, such as, safety and adverse events, preventable diseases, traveler recommendations, research and development. 

WebMD
From the Terrible Twos to Teenage Rebellion, Head Lice to Hepatitis and everything in between, WebMD’s Children’s Health section has it all. This is a great general educational tool as well as a resource for answering any specific questions.

Poison Control
For general education, the poison control website is an excellent reference for tips and instructions to help you safeguard and protect your family. However, if you have serious concerns about a contaminant (or some such threat) to which your child has been exposed or if your child appears to be in any physical distress due to that exposure, you should seek help immediately (e.g., contact:  CMG at 301-907-3960, or Poison Control at 1800-222-1222, or 911, etc.) as indicated by the nature and severity of the situation.

Kellymom
This website was developed to provide information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. Well organized and easy to navigate, this site is a one-stop shop for articles, handouts, books and forums that provide general education and hot topics,  helping moms to avoid and trouble shoot common issues. Kellymom also provides a venue to access supplies and support.

Toxnet
NiH Drug and Lactation Database: "A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider."

KidsGrowth & TeenGrowth
These two sites are award winning for their layout and content, covering the subjects most important to parents of kids and teens, respectively. TeenGrowth also provides an online environment for teens to raise their awareness and find answers relative to their unique physical, social and emotional needs.

Art Projects for Kids, K-5 
Kathy Barbro, renowned visual arts professional shares instructions and samples of well tested art projects making it easy for parents and young children to enjoy quality time together.

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