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Children's Tylenol

What If I Take an Overdose of Children's Tylenol?

People who take too much Children's Tylenol may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain, especially near the liver (the upper-right part of the abdomen)
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart problems
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.
     
If you think you have given your child too much Tylenol, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Tylenol Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should This Medication Be Stored?

Children's Tylenol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the suspension form in its original container, and use only the dosing cup provided to measure the correct amount.
 
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

Available Strengths

Children's Tylenol is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Children's Tylenol Meltaways -- 80 mg per tablet
  • Children's Tylenol suspension -- 160 mg per teaspoonful (equal to 160 mg per 5 mL).
     
Junior Tylenol Meltaways are also available, containing 160 mg of medicine per tablet.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

Currently, many different versions of generic Children's Tylenol are available (see Generic Tylenol).
 
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