Benadryl is a medication you can take for allergic reactions.
Benadryl is generally safe for anyone to take, but beware that in can cause drowsiness.
Benadryl usually comes in a 25mg or 50mg pill. You can also find equivalent non-brandname versions of Benadryl (“diphenhydramine”) that are usually less expensive.
Adults can take up to 50mg of Benadryl every 6 hours, as needed:
- i.e. take ONE of the 50mg tablets every 6 hours.
- or, TWO of the 25mg tablets every 6 hours.
Children’s doses are based on their weight. Be sure you know your child’s weight.
Children’s Benadryl usually only comes in a liquid form:
“Children’s Benadryl Liquid” – contains 6.25mg of Benadryl per 5ml.
The doses recommended on the package is usually less than your child can actually take.
THE PROPER DOSE FOR BENADRYL IN CHILDREN IS:
- 1mg per kilogram body weight every 6 hours as needed.
- Up to a maximum of 50mg per dose.