Children's Tylenol Uses
Fevers and minor aches and pains can be treated with Children's Tylenol. Uses of the medicine specifically include the treatment of pain caused by the common cold and flu, headaches, sore throat, and toothaches. While Children's Tylenol is used for treating children 2 to 11 years old, children ages 6 to 12 can also take regular strength Tylenol tablets.
What Is Children's Tylenol Used For?
Children's Tylenol® (children's acetaminophen) is an over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. In particular, it is approved for treating minor aches and pains due to the following problems:
What Is Children's Tylenol Not Used For?
Every bottle of Children's Tylenol warns of a few situations in which you should not give Children's Tylenol to your child. These situations include:
- If a fever gets worse or lasts for more than three days
- If pain gets worse or lasts for more than five days
- If swelling or redness is also present
- If new symptoms occur
- If a sore throat is severe, lasts more than two days, or is accompanied by a fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting.
These situations may indicate a more serious problem that should be evaluated by your child's healthcare provider. Children's Tylenol is not necessarily dangerous in these situations, but you should not use the medication instead of seeing your child's healthcare provider. Also, Children's Tylenol is not the best choice for children with liver disease, since it may cause further liver damage.