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Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics
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In brief: Medication

Usually the answer is yes.
For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them.

In brief: Medication

Usually the answer is yes.
For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them.
Dr. Zoey Goore
Dr. Zoey Goore
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

If you locate a tablet with the exact same milligram (mg) dosage as the amount you would give by syrup and it has the exact same active ingredients, then yes.

In brief: Possibly

If you locate a tablet with the exact same milligram (mg) dosage as the amount you would give by syrup and it has the exact same active ingredients, then yes.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes meds like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are available in both liquid and chewable tablets.
Just need to make sure they're dosed correctly based on weight.

In brief: Yes

Yes meds like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are available in both liquid and chewable tablets.
Just need to make sure they're dosed correctly based on weight.
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
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