Sure. Sounds like a good idea. It doesn't hurt, no pun intended.
Yes... This is a smart thing to do. You can also take it an hour or so before.
Actually No. A recent research study demonstrated a decrease in the antibody response of the immunizations studied. Although not a huge decrease, it is now recommended to not use acetominophen prior or after the shots unless necessary. See october 17, 2009 issue of lancet.
What dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) should give if they have fever vaccine during? Child is 2 months, she fed with formula
15mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) per kg. The dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 15mg of the medicine for each kg that the baby weighs. So, a 4 kg baby would take 60mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). If using pounds, then the dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 7mg per pound of baby. So, a 9 lb baby would take 63mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (but just round down to 60mg of medicine). Read more...
6 month old got vaccines and 4 hours later fever of 101. Fever not going down with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and has runny nose. She seems very miserable. ER?
Fever. If she was otherwise well prior to the vaccines, it is highly likely they are causing her symptoms. Check her weight and make sure you are giving her 15mg/kg/dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). If this is not working and she is inconsolable then you need to take her to get checked. All the best and I hope she feels better. Read more...