Common Medications

Below are recommendations for use of the most common over the counter (OTC) medications used by our patients.

  • Please be sure to read the lables carefully, and administer liquid medications using only the dosing device provided with the medicine, or with a marked syringe designed for dispensing medicines.
  • Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age.
  • It's always best to take your child's temperature before treating fever

(see: Fever and Your Baby, and How to Take Your Child's Temperature)

Acetaminophen dosing (Tylenol®, Feverall®, Tempra®)

  • Please call us before giving to infants under 3 months of age
  • Indications: Fever, pain
  • Frequency: Every 4-6 hours
Weight (in pounds) 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96 +
Syrup 160 mg/5 mL 1.25  2.5 3.75 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 mL
Chewable 80 mg tablets -- -- 1.5 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Chewable 160 mg tablets -- -- -- 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 4 tabs
Adult 325 mg tablets -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 1.5 2 tabs
Adult 500 mg tablets -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 tabs

Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120, 325 and 650 mg suppositories. The rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth.

Ibuprofen dosing (Motrin®, Advil®)

  • Not recommended for infants under 6 months of age
  • Indications: Fever, pain, swelling
  • Frequency: every 6-8 hours
Weight (in pounds) 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96 +
Infant drops 50 mg/1.25 mL 1.25  1.875 2.5 3.75 5 -- -- -- mL
Children's liquid 100 mg/5 mL 2.5 4 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 20 mL
Chewable 50 mg tablets -- -- 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs
Junior strength 100 mg tablets -- -- -- -- 2 2.5 3 4 tabs
Adult 200 mg tablets -- -- -- -- 1 1 1.5 2 tabs
Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com

Routine Visits
We see patients in our office for routine visits Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Urgent Visits
Urgent visits are scheduled throughout our normal weekday business hours.

We also have special urgent-care-only hours as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 5:00pm to 6:45pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00pm to 3:45pm

For urgent visits, we ask that you please call ahead.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.