Benadryl® Dosing Guide

Adult Allergy Products

 

Benadryl's Allergy Medicine Caplets Box

 

Age 12+
1 to 2 caplets every 4-6 hours. Do not exceed 8 caplets in 24 hours.

Under 12
Not recommended for use. Use Children’s BENADRYL® products

Benadryl's Extra Strength Allergy Medicine Caplets Box

 

Age 12+
Take 1 caplet every 4-6 hours. Do not exceed 4 caplets in 24 hours.

Under 12
Not recommended for use. Use Children’s BENADRYL® products

Benadryl's Allergy Medicine Liqui-Gels Box

 

Age 12+
Take 1 to 2 capsules every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 8 capsules in 24 hours.

Under 12
Not recommended for use. Use Children’s BENADRYL® products

Benadryl's Extra Strength Allergy, Sinus & Pain Tablets Box

 

Age 12+
Take 2 caplets every 6 hours while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours.

Benadryl's Extra Strength Allergy Medicine for Nighttime

 

Age 12+
1 caplet at bedtime if needed or as directed by a doctor.

Under 12
Not recommended for use. Use Children’s BENADRYL® products.

Benadryl's Allergy Medicine Liquid Elixir Bottle

 

Age 12+
2-4 tsp. (10-20 mL) every 4-6 hours. Do not exceed 16 tsp. (80 mL) in 24 hours.

Ages 6-11
1-2 tsp. (5-10 mL) every 4-6 hours. Do not exceed 8 tsp. (40 mL) in 24 hours.

Under 6
Use Children’s BENADRYL® Liquid

*tsp=teaspoon mL=milliliter

Children’s Allergy Products

 

Benadryl's Children's Allergy Medicine Liquid Bottle

 

Ages 6-11
2-4 tsp. (10-20 mL) every 4-6 hours. Maximum 16 tsp. (80 mL) per day.

Ages 2-5
1 tsp. (5 mL) every 4-6 hours. Maximum 4 tsp. (20 mL) per day.

Under 2
Consult a doctor

*tsp=teaspoon mL=milliliter

Benadryl's Children's Allergy Cheweable Tablets - Grape Flavour

 

Age 12+
Use Adult BENADRYL® products.

Ages 6-11
1 to 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.

Ages 2-5
Use Children’s BENADRYL® Liquid

Topical Products

 

Benadryl's Triple Action Bug Bite Itch Relief Stick

 

Ages 2+
Apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

Under 2
Consult a doctor.

Benadryl's Triple Action Bug Bite Itch Relief Spray

 

Ages 2+
Apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

Under 2
Consult a doctor.

Benadryl's Triple Action Itch Cream

 

Ages 2+
Apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

Under 2
Consult a doctor.