My Son Is 8 Yrs. and Weighs 51 Lbs. He Has Got an Allergic Reaction and Is On Be

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My son is 8 yrs. old and weighs 51 lbs. He has got an allergic reaction and is on benadryl to help the iching. I give him one benadryl then 2 hours later he is icthing again. Can I go ahead and give him another benadryl two hours later? The benadryl is 25mg per pill.
asked Mar 16, 2007 by anonymous
edited Mar 11, 2013 by nikkilu

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You can only give 25 to 50 mg every 4-6 hours as needed. Don't exceed four doses in 24 hours. Benadryl is also a sedative and care must be taken not to overdose your child. Do not make any adjustments with the dosage and frequency without consulting your doctor first.
answered Mar 11, 2013 by nikkilu Diamond Guide (4,299 points)

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