what dose of OTC cough and cold meds to give to children UNDER two years

Parents often ask what dose of OTC cough and cold meds to give to children UNDER two years.

Acetaminophen is safe... 10-15 mg/kg orally or 10-20 mg/kg rectally, every 4 to 6 hours, up to 5 doses a day.

For example, an infant weighing 18 lbs can be given 80 mg orally...which is 1 dropperful. Or give 160 mg rectally.

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