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Baby Tylenol Dosage For 4 Month Old
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Is using tylenol (acetaminophen) okay for a 4 month old teething baby? I have tried every other remedy that doesn't included medication. Nothing has worked.
Yes: Please just follow the directions on the label. ...Read more
What is the appropriate dose of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 5 month old for fever?
Dose by weight: The recommended dose range is 10-15 mg/ kg (2.2lb). There can be a wide range in weight at 5 mo. A 16 lb (7.3kg) kid would get 73-110 mg. You need to verify the concentration of the medicine you are using and work out the dose. It can be repeated after 4 hours. ...Read more
My 4 month old just got shots and now has a fever and is throwing up bright yellow. Should I give her tylenol (acetaminophen). Why is her vomit yellow?
No meds now: It is very important that you call the baby's physician who administered the "shots" and let him/her know what has occurred. That person needs to know now ...Read more
My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?
Is smz tmp sus safe for 6 month old babies and is it safe to mix it mix it w ith tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Thanks for asking!:
The dose is weight dependent.
Average 2 months old is about 11-12 pound, the dose for that weight is 75 mg ...Read more
My 2 month old weighs 14lbs 9oz what is the right amount of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) I can give him in ml?
Al little young: While infant tylenol (acetaminophen) is not recommended by the manufacturer until 2 years of age it is used and if so the dose in millilitres for the weight you have given is a total of 9 ml in divided doses over 24 hours. That is a very conservative dose so check with the child's pediatrician. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should always be based on weight and not age in children. ...Read more
How much children's Advil can I give my 23 month old son? He is 28 pounds. Infant Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not working
Why not working?: I hope you are using the pain/fever reducers for "comfort care" and not chasing numbers on the thermometer. Infant advil (ibuprofen) has the same ingredient as childrens only it is more concentrated. A maximum dose is: infant advil: 2.5ml every 8 hrs versus children's advil 5ml every 8 hrs. See your doctor if you find your son is not improving over time. ...Read more
My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature.
If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T
If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more
11 week old had 2 month shot. Doc said give tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and fever. Can I give her infant motrin also. Since I have some all ready have some.
My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week.?
Sounds as if: Your baby is also becoming ill. Infants under the age of two months with a rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher should be emergently evaluated and not given Tylenol (acetaminophen). Older infants and children can be offered supportive and comfort care with pain/fever reducers until they have been evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more
For11 lb infant, infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml?
That is ok: 60mg is fine for that weight, but it's easier to use 2.0ml (64mg). An 11lb baby can take 75mg per dose, but parents should not use tylenol (acetaminophen) on a young baby unless the doctor already knows about the symptoms and has agreed that tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used. ...Read more
Yes: It is commonly used at this age. ...Read more
Can drug exposed babies (9 weeks old) have baby tylenol (acetaminophen) / Advil to help with the pains? He was also exposed to alcohol
Acetomenophen: I will assume the infant was watched at the hospital after birth and went through any withdrawal symptoms under a physicians care. By 9 weeks out, those issues should be past but baby will have its discomforts periodically. Acetomenophen is the preffered soothing otc med at that age while we delay Ibuprofen until they turn 6 mo. ...Read more
14month old son. What temperature means fever? What to do immediately when fever? Give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something? Pl suggest.
Take a breath:
For most healthy children, I consider 101 to be a fever. For tiny or sick babies it's different. Take a breath and immediately take a good look at your son. Is he breathing usually/comfortably? Is he drinking fluids and having wet diapers?
Fever is a defense mechanism which helps your body fight infections by making it less hospitable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lower fever, but isn't always needed. ...Read more
For how many days can you give tylenol (acetaminophen) in a row for teething pain to a one year old infant? I have only given it two times at night. More than one molars are coming in back to back.
Pain medication: It is best to not exceed the manufacturer's recommendation listed on the bottle, but I wouldn't advise using it for more than a week. ...Read more
My 8 week old daughter has an underarm temp of 98.4 should I call the on call pediatrician or just give her a little infant Tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Neither: An axillary temp of 98.4 is not be considered a fever, but axillary temps may not be as accurate as rectal. Contact your doctor if rectal temp is 100.4 or higher in an infant under 2 months before giving any Tylenol (acetaminophen). More important is how your baby is behaving with sleep and feedings. If your infant just had a check up and shots, it is common to have slight fever and fussiness. Then meds ok.. ...Read more
My 4month old is running a fever no runny nose gave her tylenol (acetaminophen) but fever is at 99.5 was at 100 what do I do next?
Fever: At this early age (less than 6 months old) it is important to have the child evaluated by a physician when a high fever occurs. A fever is typically defined as greater than 100.5, a high fever typically would exceed 102. At this age when her activity and feeding levels are not normal or excessive crying is noted, she should undergo a fever work-up to exclude pneumonia, ear, or urine infection etc. ...Read more
Can my 1 year old take cetirizine for his itching and runny nose and infant tylenol (acetaminophen) for his fever at the same time?
Yes: Just check the dosage which would depend on his/her weight. ...Read more
My 13 month old is teething and in a lot of pain. Can I give him baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for longer than a week? I only give him a dose every 12 hours
Probably OK: I don't think dosing at that level would cause any problems. However, you might consider a visit with babies doc to see if something else is going on. I have trouble placing any faith in teeth as a long term pain issue. ...Read more
Can our 4 month old who is taking 3.5 amoxicillin for his ear infection also take 2.5 ml of acetaminophen?
Fever friend or foe?: Any young infant with a fever (temp >100.4 r) should be seen right away. More important than treating the fever, is knowing what is causing it. Your child's health status, such as alertness, hydration, etc need to be assessed. You should always contact a health professional for advice of when and whatg meds to use. ...Read more
My child has a fever he is 5 months he weighs 15 to 16 lbs can I give him tylenol (acetaminophen) for infant & how much can I give him?
Is it ok to use stye drops if its a few months past the expiration date on infant wit flu crud leakin from eye? Acts as if n pain takin tylenol&tamflu
6-8 hours: A four month old baby can sleep from 10 pm to 6 am. Up until four months a baby will usually be up once between 10 pm and 6 am. If a baby is not sleeping through the night by 4 months then I discuss with parents how to achieve that. A baby sleeping in your room or in your bed may not easily sleep all night. ...Read more