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Tylenol Infant Drops are a liquid medicine that can be used to relieve minor aches and pains in babies and infants who weigh less than 23 pounds (or are younger than 2 years old). The active ingredient in Tylenol Infant Drops is acetaminophen, which is a common pain reliever and fever reducer. It works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for pain and fever.
Use and Dosage
The Tylenol Infant medication is available in the form of Drops, and should be taken by mouth as directed. Shake the bottle well, measuring the appropriate dose using the provided dropper, and administering it directly into the baby's mouth.
Be sure to use a product that is specifically meant for children. Use your child's weight to determine the correct dose, and be sure to shake the medication well before each dose if it is a suspension. Always follow the directions on the product package and use the provided dose-measuring spoon or dropper to ensure that you have the correct dose.
For the best results, pain medications should be used at the first signs of pain. If you wait until the symptoms worsen, the medication may not work as effectively.
You should not take Tylenol Infant Drops for a fever for more than 3 days, unless directed by a doctor. For adults, you should not take it for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed by a doctor. If your child has a sore throat, especially with a high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting, you should consult a doctor promptly.
Common Side Effects of Tylenol Infant Drops (Acetaminophen - non Rx):
- Trouble sleeping
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Tylenol Infant Drops (Acetaminophen - non Rx):
- Dark yellow or brown urine
- Light-colored stool
- Loss of appetite
- Peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- Right upper belly pain
- Skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Unusual weakness or fatigue
- Yellowing skin or eyes
Forms and Strength
Tylenol Infant Drops (Acetaminophen - non Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Tylenol Infant Drops: Drops
- No dose
- Overdosing on acetaminophen can be dangerous, use it only as directed and to seek medical attention if your child experiences any adverse effects.
- Acetaminophen may not be appropriate for all infants, especially those with liver or kidney problems or certain medical conditions. Consult a healthcare provider before using it on an infant.
- The dosage for Tylenol Infant Drops varies based on the child's weight and/or age, and follow the instructions on the package or as directed by a healthcare provider. Giving the wrong dose can be dangerous and potentially harmful to your child.
- It is generally not recommended to use Tylenol Infant Drops in infants under 2 months old, unless directed by a healthcare provider.
- If your child experiences any adverse effects while taking Tylenol Infant Drops, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, rash, or hives, seek medical attention immediately.
- If your child is allergic to acetaminophen or any of the other ingredients in Tylenol Infant Drops, do not use this medication without first consulting a healthcare provider.
- Tylenol Infant Drops should not be given at the same time as other medications that contain acetaminophen or other pain relievers/fever reducers, as this can increase the risk of overdosing.
- If your child has a history of liver or kidney problems, or has been diagnosed with a medical condition that affects the liver or kidney function, consult with a healthcare provider before using Tylenol Infant Drops.
- If your child has been taking Tylenol Infant Drops for longer than a few days and their symptoms are not improving, consult with a healthcare provider.
- Always use the dropper that comes with Tylenol Infant Drops to ensure that the correct dose is given.
- Store the medication in a safe place out of reach of children to prevent accidental overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I give my child Tylenol Infant Drops for every type of pain?
Tylenol Infant Drops are effective in relieving minor aches and pains in babies and infants, as well as reducing fever. However, talk to a healthcare provider before administering any medication to your child, as some types of pain may require different treatments.
How often can I give my child Tylenol Infant Drops?
The dosing interval for Tylenol Infant Drops is every 4-6 hours, but dosing frequency may vary depending on your child's age and weight.
What should I do if I accidentally give my child too much Tylenol Infant Drops?
If you accidentally give your child too much Tylenol Infant Drops or suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. Overdosing on acetaminophen can cause serious health problems, including liver damage and even death.
Can Tylenol Infant Drops be given to a child with a cold or flu?
Tylenol Infant Drops can be given to a child with a cold or flu to help relieve aches, pains, and fever.
It's important to purchase Tylenol Infant Drops from verified Canadian pharmacy.