dr Editorial Team- blkpediatricpractice.com
Centre for Child Health
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
About Author

First-generation H(1)-antihistamines

Brand Name with Concentration

Oral doses

Hydroxyzine

Syrups Atarax, Hicope (10mg/5ml)

Drops Atarax, Hicope (6mg/ml).

Tab Atarax (10mg, 25mg)

 

1-2 mg/kg/day q 6 hrly oral.

(Lower doses for Rhinitis, Higher dose as anti-allergic)

 

6 months–6 years initially 5–15 mg at night, increased if necessary to 50 mg daily in 3–4 divided doses.

6–12 years initially 15–25 mg at night, increased if necessary to 50–100 mg daily in 3–4 divided doses.

12–18 years initially 25 mg at night, increased if necessary to 100 mg in 3–4 divided doses.

Promethazine hydrochloride

Syp Phenergan, Avomine

(5mg/5ml)

Tab (25 mg, 10 mg)

0.2-0.5 mg/kg/dose 6-8H oral

2-5 years 5 mg twice daily or 5–15 mg at night

5–10 years 5–10 mg twice daily or 10–25 mg at night

10-18 years 10–20 mg 2–3 times daily or 25 mg at night increased to 25 mg twice daily if necessary.

Chlorpheniramine

Present in many decongestant Cough Syrups as 2 mg/5 ml and Drops 2 mg/ml (Tminic, Maxtra, Chericof, etc.)

0.35 mg/kg/day q 6 hrly

 

2–6 years 1 mg q 6 hrly.

6–12 years 2 mg q 6 hrly

>12 yrs – 4 mg q 6 hrly

 

Second-generation H(1)-antihistamines

Brand Name with Concentration

Oral doses

Cetirizine

Syp Relent, Cetzine (5mg/ 5ml),

Tab Cetzine (5,10 mg)

1–2 years 0.25 mg/kg twice daily

2–6 years 2.5 mg twice daily

6–12 years 5 mg twice daily 12–18 years 10 mg once daily

 

Levocetirizine

Syp Xyzal, Teczine (2.5mg/5ml)

Tab 5mg

6 mo – 6 yrs 1.25 mg daily

6–12 years 2.5 mg twice daily

>12 years 5 mg once daily

 

Fexofenadine

Syp Allegra, Histafree (30mg/5ml),

Tab Allegra (120, 180mg)

6mo- 2yrs 15 mg twice daily or 3mg/kg/day q 12 hrly

2–12 years 30 mg twice daily

12–18 years 60mg BD, 120 mg once daily

12–18 years 180 mg once daily

 

Loratadine

Syp Lorfast (5 mg/5ml)

Tab 10 mg

2–6 years under 30 kg 5 mg once daily over 30 kg 10 mg once daily

>6 yrs years 10 mg once daily

 



Posted On: 03/12/2018

Did you find this post helpful?
Yes (75)
No (0)
75 People found this post helpful.

Read more related information, Click Here

If you have a question on some other topic, Click Here

top hospitals in india
To visit our website please click here
Address:
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
Pusa Road, New Delhi-110005
Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to give correct knowledge but legality of every answer can not be guaranteed. All answers are based on professional knowledge of Specialists.