Ibuprofen (Motrin), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) medicine can be given without prescription. This doesn’t mean that these medications are harmless. Like prescription medicines, these medicines should be taken as directed. Call our office at (207) 784-5782 before giving your child any medicine for the first time.


  • Never give ibuprofen to a baby younger than 6 months.
  • If your child has kidney disease, asthma, an ulcer, or another chronic (long-term) illness, ask your provider before giving ibuprofen.
  • Don’t give acetaminophen or ibuprofen at the same time as other Over-the-counter medicines without talking to your provider first.

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen dosing

Benadryl/Diphenhydramine Dosing