As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Children's Tylenol. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most children tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your child's healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Possibly serious side effects of Children's Tylenol include but are not limited to:
- Allergic reactions
- Liver damage
- Ulcers or bleeding in the digestive tract.
(Click Children's Tylenol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your child's healthcare provider.)
Children's Tylenol can potentially interact with several medications (see Children's Tylenol Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your child's healthcare provider prior to using Children's Tylenol if your child has:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- G6PD deficiency (a certain enzyme deficiency)
- Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell your child's healthcare provider about all other medicines your child is taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Children's Tylenol Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)