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When can I start giving my child tylenol (acetaminophen)?
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In brief: Usually...
The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age.
Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system.

In brief: Usually...
The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age.
Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: After 2 months
Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given to infants after they are two months old.
Always check with your health care provider if your infant has a fever to determine whether they need to be evaluated.

In brief: After 2 months
Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given to infants after they are two months old.
Always check with your health care provider if your infant has a fever to determine whether they need to be evaluated.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 3 months
It's best to contact your pediatrician if you think you need to use tylenol (or any brand of acetaminophen) prior to 3 months.
It's safe younger than that, but you need to be careful you're not missing something important.

In brief: 3 months
It's best to contact your pediatrician if you think you need to use tylenol (or any brand of acetaminophen) prior to 3 months.
It's safe younger than that, but you need to be careful you're not missing something important.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
If any fever prior to 2 m of age get baby to physician immediately. After 2 m of age if mild fever try Tylenol but with physician advise.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: After 2 months
Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) infant drops may be used after age 2 months, but a parent should first confirm this with the doctor at the 6-8 week check-up.

In brief: After 2 months
Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) infant drops may be used after age 2 months, but a parent should first confirm this with the doctor at the 6-8 week check-up.
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