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Infant Acetaminophen Medication
Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?
Yes, at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces. Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more
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
What is the proper doseage of infants pain relief suspension drops containing 160mg/5ml of acetaminophen?
10mg/kg or ~ 5mg/lb: For example, a 20lb 1yo would get 5mg x20lb or 100mg. ...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?
Infant age 1 fever n gave panadol (acetaminophen), fever went off last for 2hr. Fever came back again n gave panadol (acetaminophen) n it also last for another 2 hrs. So now worry.
Expected pattern: A child with a fever producing illness will run that fever in some pattern until the illness is gone. This would seldom be less than a few days. Acetaminophen is expected to suppress the fever by a degree or so while it is in the system, but it does not "fix" the illness. If the kid fails to drink well enough to void every 6 hours, refuses to play, or other bothersome symptoms, have it evaluated. ...Read more
For pain or fever:
You can give Tylenol (acetaminophen) to anyone in the appropriate dose for weight whether or not they have fever. Pain from immunizations or teething would be examples of pain no fever.
When giving Tylenol (acetaminophen), ask why you are giving the Tylenol (acetaminophen) and what is it you want to happen? If the baby is crying, 99 times out of 100 Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not going to help. As you already know, babies cry for a variety of reasons. ...Read more
Dose of acetaminophe: The dose is 0.8 ml of drops, can be given every 4 hours if needed for temp. ...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
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
Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage for infants. My son is 10 months old and about 25 lbs I think? I can't remember his exact weight.
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?
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
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
How long do you have to wait after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) to take ibprofrin to break an infants fever?
At least 3 hours: Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given every 4-6 hours and Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours. For fevers that are particularly difficult to reduce--fever itself does not cause brain damage, except to the anxious parents, except if very high (106-107) for a prolonged period--one could alternate the two every 3 hours for a short period (ie 12 hours of time). If not improving, see the child's doctor. ...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
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
It sounds like my 4mo picked up my sinus cold. I picked up some pediacare acetaminophen for infants 0-36 but out doesn't say how much to give?
Good day! My son has a fever since lastnight, always 38 degrees celsius never go down eventhough im giving him paracetamol tempra (acetaminophen) infant drops, his 6 mo?
Natural response: 38 degrees celsius is not a particularly high fever, though it might be significantly higher if you were not giving him paracetamol. Paracetamol reduces fever but does not eliminate it. Fever is the body's natural response to infection and helps the immune system fight an infection. Thus, suppressing a fever can interfere with this response and prolong an infection. Please see my comment for more:. ...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
Yes: It is commonly used at this age. ...Read more
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