Medication Doses

For weight-based dosing guidelines for a few common medications, please click on the links below:

The non-drowsy antihistamines are dosed by age. Their dosing is as follows:

  • Loratidine (Claritin) and Certrizine (Zyrtec)
Dosing Table
Age Liquid dose 5 mg tab  10mg tab
6-12 mos 1.25 ml - - - - - -
12-18 mos 2.00 ml - - - - - -
18-24 mos 2.50 ml - - - - - -
2 - 3 yrs 3.75 ml - - - - - -
3 - 4.5 yrs 5.00 ml 1 1/2
4.5 - 6 yrs 7.50 ml 1 1/2 - - -
> 6 yrs 10.0 ml 2 1