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Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

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

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How much Tylenol should I give my 8ib 10oz infant? He just got circumcised.

How much Tylenol should I give my 8ib 10oz infant? He just got circumcised.

I never do: A simple cool compress in the area is all I would ever use in a newborn circumcision. During the period from birth to 6-8 weeks we are leary of randomly using a med that would hide a fever. This period of time is when germs passed during birth may show up as blood poisoning & fever might be the only indicator. ...Read more

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How many mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you give a 2 month old infant?

How many mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you give a 2 month old infant?

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

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How much infant tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give to my 17 lb 8 month old?

How much infant tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give to my 17 lb 8 month old?

80mg: The recommended dose for a infant is 10-15 mg/kg & your baby weighs about 8kg. I would start at 80mg. Many products that come in dropper bottles have lines on the dropper, the first line is usually 40 mg and the 2nd is 80. ...Read more

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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?

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?

4.3 ml: It is better to use a milliliter dropper in order to be more precise. You can dose tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 15 mg/kg. 20 lbs is about 9 kg so you can give about 130-140 mg based on weight which is about 4.3 ml by mouth. ...Read more

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Can you a baby infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) if they don't have any fever?

Can you a baby infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) if they don't have any fever?

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

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How much infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 19 lb infant (10.5 mid)?

How much infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 19 lb infant (10.5 mid)?

3.5 ml every 4-6 hrs: As needed, based on 150mg/5ml concentration and not exceeding 75 mg/kg/day of acetaminophen (tylenol active ingredient), best wishes ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby got her needles and I bought Tylenol (acetaminophen) for infants how much dosage?

What's baby's weight: Does is weight dependent. I would guess baby weighs about 8-10lbs. That is about 4 kg. Dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 16 mg/kg. So about 60 mg dose. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes 160 mg per 5 ml so about 2 ml is dose. ...Read more

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My 2 month old weighs 14lbs 9oz what is the right amount of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) I can give him in ml?

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

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For11 lb infant, infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml?

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

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage for infants. My son is 10 months old and about 25 lbs I think? I can't remember his exact weight.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage for infants. My son is 10 months old and about 25 lbs I think? I can't remember his exact weight.

3/4 tsp for 25lbs: For an infant 25lb and taking tylenol (acetaminophen) 160mg/5ml suspension an appropriate dose is 3/4 tsp every 6 hours as needed. Always follow the directions associated with your medication. ...Read more

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Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?

Try teething rings: One appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day is probably not going to cause any harm, but you do not want to get the child used to taking an oral medication when it may not be needed. Try teething rings. ...Read more

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Can you give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if they don't have no fever?

Can you give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if they don't have no fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Why would give tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if there is no fever, unless if you know for sure that the baby is in pain for example from teething. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) is not good for the liver. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dose of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 5 month old for fever?

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

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How long do you have to wait after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) to take ibprofrin to break an infants fever?

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

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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

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

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14month old son. What temperature means fever? What to do immediately when fever? Give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something? Pl suggest.

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

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Can an infant (1~12 months) take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil when having fever?

Can an infant (1~12 months) take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil when having fever?

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

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Accidentally inserted infants tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository in 2 year olds vagina. What do I do? It has already dissolved.

Accidentally inserted infants tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository in 2 year olds vagina. What do I do? It has already dissolved.

Should be okay: Although this medicine is meant for the rectum, I would not expect any major complications from accidental insertion into the vagina. Watch for any sign of irritation or vaginal discharge, and consult your child's doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Not advised: 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

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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)?

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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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