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HOURS:

MON-WED-FRI: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

TUES-THURS: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

SATURDAY: 9:00AM - NOON



PHONE: 831.333.0999

FAX: 831.333.0909

E-MAIL: INFO@MPPMG.COM

NEWS:

Congratulations Dr. LaMothe!
Dr. LaMothe got the "Golden Pine Cone" Award for pediatrics
for the past three years!

 

2 UPPER RAGSDALE DR. #B210

MONTEREY,  CA  93940

RESOURCES

 

MEDICATION DOSAGES

 

Acetaminophen (choose tylenol or generic acetaminophen)

 

For fever or pain. Doses can be given up to every 4 - 6 hours.

 

Max Dose 650 mg (unless otherwise directed)

 

Weight:                                                                        Children's Acetaminophen Suspension      Acetaminophen Chewable

                                                                                      (160 mg/5 mL)                                                   (80 mg)

 

6-12 lbs.                                                                        1.2 mL

 

13-17 lbs.                                                                      2.5 mL

 

18-23 lbs.                                                                      3.0 mL                                                                  1 1/2 tab

 

24-35 lbs.                                                                     5.0 mL                                                                   2 tabs

 

36 lbs. or more                                                            follow package directions                                 3 tabs

 

Ibuprofen (choose motrin/advil or generic ibuprofen)

 

For fever or pain. Doses can be given up to every 4 - 6 hours.

 

DO NOT GIVE TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE

 

Max Dose 400mg (unless otherwise directed)

 

Weight:            Infant Ibuprofen Drops                Children's Ibuprofen Suspension                  Children's Ibuprofen Chewable

                          (50 mg/1.25ml)                                (100 mg/5 ml)                                                     (50 mg)

 

 

12-17 lbs.          1.25 ml                                               2.5 mL

 

18-23 lbs.          1.87 ml                                               3.5 mL

 

24-35 lbs.          2.5 ml                                                 5.0 mL

 

36 lbs. or more    follow package directions              follow package directions                                 3 tabs

 

 

Diphenhydramine (choose Benadryl or generic diphenhydramine)

 

Used for hives and to reduce the itching associated with certain rashes. Benadryl can be given every 6-8 hours as needed.

 

Max Dose 50mg (unless otherwise directed)

 

Weight:            Benadryl Elixir                                Benadryl Chewable                                          Benadryl Tab

                          (12.5 mg/tsp)                                    (12.5 mg)                                                             (25 mg)

 

12-17 lbs.          1/2 teaspoon

 

18-23 lbs.          3/4 teaspoon

 

24-35 lbs.          1 teaspoon                                        1 tab

 

36-47 lbs.          1 1/2 teaspoons                               1 1/2 tabs

 

48-59 lbs.          2 teaspoons                                       2 tabs                                                                   1 tab

 

60-71 lbs.          2 1/2 teaspoons                               2 1/2 tabs

 

 72-84 lbs.          3 teaspoons                                      3 tabs