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Infant Tylenol Dosage

General Dosing Information

Considerations for those giving infant Tylenol include the following:
 
  • Infant Tylenol is taken by mouth. Dispense the medication slowly into your child's mouth toward the inner cheek. Do not try to squirt it down the throat.  

 

  • This medication can be taken without regard to food or breastfeeding. However, you may want to avoid giving a dose just after a feeding, as your baby may be more likely to spit it up.

 

  • Double-check the concentration and the dosage before every dose. The concentration of new Infant Tylenol is different from the old concentration. 

 

  • Be sure to shake the bottle well before every single dose of infant Tylenol.
     
  • Make sure you know exactly how much medication to give your child and exactly how to measure the dosage. If you are not sure, ask your child's healthcare provider.
     
  • It is important to keep track of how much infant Tylenol you give your child, as it is easy to give too much (see Tylenol Poisoning). Keep in mind that acetaminophen (the active ingredient in infant Tylenol) is found in many medications, both prescription and non-prescription.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your infant's Tylenol dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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