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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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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 adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Sure: Plain Children's Benadryl and plain Adult's Benadryl have the same diphenhydramine ingredient. One just has to decide how many milligrams to take (such as 25mg or 50mg), and then she can figure out how many tablets, capsules, or milliliters of the Children's or of the Adult's formulation to take. If one takes the same number of milligrams, it should not matter which formulation is taken. ...Read more

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Could adults take childrens motrin?

Could adults take childrens motrin?

Yes: The kid tabs vary in strength from 50-100mg (junior usually 100) depending on the manufacturer. The liquid usually has a strength of 100mg/5cc. Adult dosage runs 200 to 400mg while maximum adult dosage is 600mg up to 4 times a day. ...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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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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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 children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Can children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): is indicated for occasional use in children aged 2 years and older, and is properly dosed according to weight. ...Read more

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Can mix childrens ibuprofen and children's claritin (loratadine)?

Can mix childrens ibuprofen and children's claritin (loratadine)?

Yes, ibuprofen and: loratadine can be given together. Just be sure that you are giving the proper dose of each. It's sometimes easy to mix up dosing when giving multiple medications together. ...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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Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: This is a combination medication that includes - acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). It can be effective for sleep but unless pain or inflammation is associated with your insomnia, the Tylenol may not be a necessary component. ...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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