A 42-year-old member asked:
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gave my 8 year old boy tylenol (acetaminophen) (two pill things) and then dayquil a hour to a hour and a half later. is it harmful?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Can overdose...: This is a common issue with cold and cough medicines for kids. We do not recommend using them in children, because they have shown not to work, and they can cause side effects and inadvertent drug overdoses. Dayquil already contains tylenol (=acetaminophen). Stick with the tylenol pills alone and dose them according to the proper instructions.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Dayquil: It is not recommended to give dayquil to a patient in the pediatric age range.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Dayquil contains tylenol (acetaminophen) so you may bet getting too much tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Tylenol/Dayquil: Dayquil contains tylenol, (acetaminophen) so u would be getting higher dose of that ingredient.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues.
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