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Children's Tylenol Uses

How Does Children's Tylenol Work?

Even though Tylenol has been around for quite a while, it is not fully understood exactly how it works. It is known that Tylenol works differently from any other non-prescription medication. Most other non-prescription pain relievers or fever reducers are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Both NSAIDS and Tylenol block the body's production of prostaglandins (naturally occurring chemicals which cause inflammation and fever). However, while NSAIDS block prostaglandin production throughout the body, Tylenol appears to do so just in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Tylenol may also work by blocking pain signals from nerves (or preventing such signals from forming).

Children's Tylenol Age Range

Children's Tylenol is approved for children 2 to 11 years old. Junior Tylenol is approved for children ages 6 through 12. Children ages 6 to 12 can also take regular strength Tylenol tablets.
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