Kids in the Sun - A Pediatric Practice in Broadview Heights and Strongsville, Ohio
A University Hospitals Rainbow Care Network Member
General Medication Guidelines:
Syringes and droppers are more accurate than
teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the
If you have any questions, please call the office.
If your child is under 3 months of age and has a fever, please call the office before giving any medications. Fevers at this age can be more dangerous than in older children.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) - Please check your active ingredient. We would not expect you to have the old Infant concentrated drops of acetaminophen as that form has not been available for some time.
Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen) - not recommended under 6 months of age
Over the Counter Cough and Cold Medications:
agreement with the FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, we do not
recommend the use of over the counter cough and cold medications for
children under the age of 4. Their use has not been scientifically
proven to improve symptoms or shorten the duration of symptoms and can
lead to side effects and hospitalizations in some cases.