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301-907-3960

Main Fax:
301-652-4933

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240-482-1544

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240-638-9730

 

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Capitol Medical Group works with all children

CARING FOR A SICK CHILD

Please click on the link above for a helpful brochure that is available to you and your families.

 

Dosage Chart

 *Notes

                                          • Dosage: Determine by finding child's weight (in pounds) in the top row of the dosage table.
                                          • Measuring the dosage (in metric units): Dosing syringes are more accurate than household utensils. Use the syringe or device that comes with the medication. If one does not come with the medication, ask the pharmacist for a medicine syringe. Household spoons are not reliable. 
                                          • Frequency: every 4-6 hours as needed, do not give more than 5 doses in a 24 hour period. 
                                          • Oral disintegrating tablets: These are dissolvable tablets that come in 80 mg and 160 mg
                                          • Suppositories: Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120, 325 and 650 mg suppositories. The rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth.

                                          Dosage Chart*Notes:  

                                          Dosage: Determine by finding child's weight in the top row of the dosage table.

                                          Adult dosage400 mg

                                          FrequencyRepeat every 6-8 hours as needed.

                                          Measuring the dosage (should be in metric units): Dosing syringes are more accurate than household utensils. Use the syringe or device that comes with the medication. If not available with the medication, medicine syringes are available at pharmacies. Household spoons are not reliable. Note: 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.

                                          Ibuprofen dropsIbuprofen infant drops come with a measuring syringe

                                          Age limit: Don't use under 6 months of age  

  • 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.

 

Children's National Medical Center IMPACT DC Asthma education
IMPACT DC is an award-winning pediatric asthma program in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving asthma care and outcomes for children through clinical care, education, research and advocacy.

IMPACT DC Patient Asthma Education
This website has educational videos to help with taking care of asthma at home. 

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