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Acetaminophen For Kids
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
Usually...: The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age. Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on weight: The dosage of tylenol/acetaminophen would depend on the weight of your child in kg. The dosage is usually 15 mg/kg given every 4 hours for pain or fever with 5 doses maximum per day. You can administer either infant or children's tylenol, and the dosage is usually written on the container for children older then 2 years old of various weights. When in doubt, always call your doctor for a dose. ...Read more
Yes: Just take the adult dosage in mg. ...Read more
Depends on situation: If your child has fever >100.4, please call her doctor immediately and follow their instructions. Evaluation for significant problems is indicated immediately. I don't recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) under 2 mo because it could mask a worrisome fever. If baby is just colicy & you want to try it for relief the dose is 10mg /2.2 pounds or likely 40 -80 mg at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?
Expiration Dates: Expiration dates are placed on medications because after this date they slowly become less and less effective. You should throw away any expired medications because not only do you take the chance it won't work but it is unknown how the ingredients may change over an extended time and we don't know what effect it will have on the person taking the medication, . ...Read more
We ran out of adult tylenol (acetaminophen) and my child is fifteen would it be accepatable to take childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?
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