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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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I am 22wks pregnant and have a cold can I take childrens acetaminophen?

I am 22wks pregnant and have a cold can I take childrens acetaminophen?

Congratulations!: Yes, you may take children's Acetaminophen but why not adult acetaminophen? This medication is dosed based on weight so if you weigh at least 100 pounds (to be safe) you can take the adult dose of Acetaminophen every 4-6 hours as needed only. It is always a good idea to discuss any medicine with you OB before you take any medicine. ...Read more

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Is it okay to gargle with childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it okay to gargle with childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Won't help: The medication in tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce pain on contact. It works after arriving in the brain, by way of the stomach, intestines and blood. Gargling with it would be no better than gargling with any syrup. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?

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

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Gave 9 mo. 3 tsp childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) rror?

Poison control: 1-800-222-1222 poison control. Is your next call. I would usually want these kids to go to the er for an evaluation/blood levels, but call pc and they can check the total dose exposure. ...Read more

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Is it actually ok for a teenager to take childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: As long as you stay within dosage guidelines, the source (infant, toddler, children or adult preparations) they are safe, . ...Read more

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Why does it say do not use before work with heavy machinery on the back of childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Why does it say do not use before work with heavy machinery on the back of childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Not straight tylenol (acetaminophen): That warning is not on any form of regular childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) in my office. I can understand the warning if the product is one of the multisymptom or tylenol (acetaminophen) flu preparations as these cantain antihistamines that can cross into the brain & make you drousy.The potential for injury with such a produce gives need for caution. ...Read more

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My baby is 2months weighs 5kg. How much children tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him.. Concentration is 160ng per 5ml?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose for a 5 kg infant is between 50 to 75 mgs. It is safe to give your baby between the 1.25 and 1.875 ml lines. If your 2 mo baby has a fever, it would be best to consult the pediatrician as well to tule out any serious infection. ...Read more

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