Posted by: Lisa | August 10, 2011

New Tylenol Dosages

You might want to closely check any bottles of acetaminophen (Tylenol) you have in the medicine cabinet.  It turns out that they used to offer seven different concentrations of children’s acetaminophen, particularly in liquid form, so you could have everything from a regular strength to concentrated drops.  But once most parents learned their child needed 1 mL, for example, they’d give 1 mL of any of the liquids, which could end up ranging from 160 mg to 500 mg of the drug.  They’ve now done away with the various concentrations of the liquid form, so any bottles you buy now will be 160 mg/ 1 mL.

Bottom line – just be careful when dispensing medicine for your baby or young child.


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