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Can I give my baby adult medication like acetaminophen?
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, But!
But not the same dose.
Must be age and weight adjusted to be safe. Note, the liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for children recommends you ask your doctor if child is less than 2 years old, and so you should ask your doctor to help you adjust the correct dose for your child. I agree with dr. Lindor and katz that it is better not to adjust it on your own, and not to give an adult medicine to an infant.

In brief: Yes, But!
But not the same dose.
Must be age and weight adjusted to be safe. Note, the liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for children recommends you ask your doctor if child is less than 2 years old, and so you should ask your doctor to help you adjust the correct dose for your child. I agree with dr. Lindor and katz that it is better not to adjust it on your own, and not to give an adult medicine to an infant.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe not
There are specific doses of "adult" medications for children.
Do not deviate from them.

In brief: Maybe not
There are specific doses of "adult" medications for children.
Do not deviate from them.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Although the active ingredients are the same in adult and baby tylenol, (acetaminophen) it is very easy to make a mistake in dosing.
For infants and children, use the specifically designed liquid or chewable products.Your doctor can tell you the exact dose based on your baby's weight.

In brief: No
Although the active ingredients are the same in adult and baby tylenol, (acetaminophen) it is very easy to make a mistake in dosing.
For infants and children, use the specifically designed liquid or chewable products.Your doctor can tell you the exact dose based on your baby's weight.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It is never recommended to give an infant adult medication.
Always check with your pediatrician before giving any medication, especially in the first few months.

In brief: No
It is never recommended to give an infant adult medication.
Always check with your pediatrician before giving any medication, especially in the first few months.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management
In brief: Adult medications
There are various factors, including dose, size, strength, coating etc which are not suitable for kids.

In brief: Adult medications
There are various factors, including dose, size, strength, coating etc which are not suitable for kids.
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Dr. Muhammad Arif
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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Thanks for asking!
No ... Tylenol (acetaminophen) paediatric liquid needs to be given as per instruction in fever.

In brief: Thanks for asking!
No ... Tylenol (acetaminophen) paediatric liquid needs to be given as per instruction in fever.
Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
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