How to Give Infants A Safe Dose Of Medicine

How to Give Infants Medicine

Giving medicine to your baby can sometimes be tricky. Here are some tips to help simplify things.

1. For infants under 23 months of age, use Infants’ TYLENOL® Concentrated Drops (80 mg/1 mL). Check with your family doctor or pediatrician for dosing in infants under 4 months of age, because your baby's weight changes quickly and dosage is best determined by weight. Your baby's doctor will know how much to give your baby.

2. Only use the dosing device provided with the product being administered; do not use any other dosing device.

For Infants’ TYLENOL®, use only the enclosed syringe specifically designed for use with the product.

3. Keep track of when medicine is given. The best way to make sure you give the right dose at the right time is to keep track of each dose of medicine you and other caregivers give your child. Jot down what time it was given, and how much.

4. Always follow the labeled directions for use. Administer only the recommended dose at only the stated time.

For Infants’ TYLENOL®, a single dose may be repeated every 4 to 6 hours, as needed, not to exceed 5 doses of acetaminophen per day.

5. Don’t give medicine in the dark. Giving medicine in a darkened room can increase the chances of giving the wrong dose. Be sure you measure out the medicine in a well-lit area.

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Infants' TYLENOL® Drops

Pediatricians recommend this pain reliever and fever reducer.

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