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Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs ibuprofen for kids; any recommendations?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs ibuprofen for kids; any recommendations?

Depends: Ibuprofen is my preferred med. It lasts longer (isn't gives so often). I shouldn't be given < 6m due to risks of kidney irritation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fine med but doesn't last as long. I don't recommend alternating the two when a kid has a fever as I have never seen it work well & i respect but don't worry so much about fever. Parents should pay more attention to fluid intake when ill than temperature. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin better for older adults for the flu?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin better for older adults for the flu?

Both work, but...: Both are effective at reducing fever, aches and pains. Both are generally safe, in appropriate doses. Motrin is antiinflammatory, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver function, especially in drinkers. Motrin can irritate stomachs, can cause bleedingulcers, or kidney problems. Side effects/risks can vary with underlying medical condition, other meds, dosage, and duration of use. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to mix children's tylenol (acetaminophen) with children's allegra?

Is it possible for you to mix children's tylenol (acetaminophen) with children's allegra?

Yes: I don't believe there is any problem, but don't exceed recommended doses. ...Read more

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Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: You would need to take a lot more pills to achieve an adequate adult dose. ...Read more

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My son is 10 years old but weighs hundred and 50 pounds how much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him should I give him a adult tylenol (acetaminophen) children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My son is 10 years old but weighs hundred and 50 pounds how much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him should I give him a adult tylenol (acetaminophen) children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Same med: The adult preparation is the same medication as the kids, the forms just vary based on preference for liquid, tablet or capsules. The dose by weight would be as high as 650mg, but most would start with one adult 325mg and only go to 2 as the situation required. It should not be repeated more than every 4 hours. ...Read more

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Hey can u give infants Tylenol (acetaminophen) hours after giving children benadryl?

Hey can u give infants Tylenol (acetaminophen) hours after giving children benadryl?

Yes you can: Be cautious though with antihistamines in general in infants, read the labels of all OTC drugs carefully, check with your doctor if you want to give antihistamines regularly, good luck ...Read more

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Can a child take childrens zyrtec and tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

Can a child take childrens zyrtec and tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

Yes: Zyrtec (alone, not in some cold and cough medicine) and tylenol (acetaminophen) can safely be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Yes.: You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high. Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have shown that children do better overall when a low-grade fever is allowed to continue during chicken pox. Do not use aspirin, ever, in children! ...Read more

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Paracetamol for 20kg child how many ml?

Paracetamol for 20kg child how many ml?

??strength of med??: The usual dosage is 10-15 mg/kg up to every 4 hours. For a 20kg kid that would be 200-300mg. The concentration of various products varies & you must vary the amount by its concentration. ...Read more

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Is 2 months old too young for baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is 2 months old too young for baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

No but ?REASON: What is reason, a 2 mth old with a high fever is more vulnerable to infections than an older infant the infant should be evaluated by the pediatrician and may even require some tests eg blood count, urine culture to determine cause of fever so have baby checked before liberally dispensing tylenol( ensure that correct dose for weight at all times). ...Read more

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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Excellent question!: The short answer is yes. The longer answer is never give Aspirin to a child with chicken pox as this has been shown to potentially trigger a serious brain disorder known as reye syndrome. Do make certain your child is well hydrated and not overdressed in your efforts to combat fever. Ibuprofen at reasonable doses is another possible consideration for pain or fever relief for those with chicken pox. ...Read more

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Can i give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Can i give my two year old children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and children's Claritin at the same time?

Yes: The products will not interfere with one another.You might want to make sure the kids stomach settles with one before you give the other as sometimes the mixture of tastes will cause them to spit it out. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) better for a nursing mother?

Is ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) better for a nursing mother?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is recommended over Ibuprofen for nursing mothers. However, both medications can be found in trace amounts in breastmilk. ...Read more

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