Tylenol Update

March 6, 2012

There have been a lot of questions about Infants’ Tylenol lately.  Between the recalls and the dosing instructions changing, many parents wonder — is it safe for my baby? Here are some facts to help you answer this important question.

Recalls

Last month, one version of the new infant Tylenol was recalled due to problems with the protective cover or “flow restrictor” being pushed into the bottle while drawing up the dose.  The medication is safe to use, if you have a bottle of it in your home. If you have problems with the protective cover getting pushed into the bottle, please do not continue to use it and call the manufacturer.

New Dosage Instructions

The new Infants’ Tylenol is also a different concentration of medication (acetaminophen) than the older infant Tylenol. Because of this, new dosing instructions must be followed to avoid an overdose for your baby. Please check the concentration on the label on the bottle (mg per mL).

Old infant Tylenol is 80mg per 0.8mL, which has 3 times at much medication (acetaminophen) per teaspoon as the new medication. That’s why double-checking which concentration you have is critical to avoid giving your baby too much!

New infant Tylenol is 160mg per 5mL. Here are dosing instructions for the NEW Infants’ Tylenol suspension:

Other Brand Changes

The “store brand” or generic medications come in different concentrations of acetaminophen too, and are also transitioning to the same concentration as the new Infants’ Tylenol, so be sure to always check the label on the bottle or call your physician for help to figure out the right dose for your baby.

For “Little Fevers” brand, follow this link for a dosing table for both the old and new infant suspensions.

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