Benadryl Doses

Remember these important points:

  1. We recommend Benadryl® for temporary and partial relief of common cold symptoms and allergies in children older than 6 months.
  2. Any child who is having a severe allergic reaction (for example: widespread hives, wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or other severe symptoms) should seek medical attention immediately.
  3. Benadryl® usually causes sedation, but some children may become anxious or excited while taking it. Either type of reaction is a normal side‐effect of the medication.

The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend the use of Benadryl under six (6) months of age.

Benadryl® = Diphenhydramine

Dose every 6 hours as needed