Taking too much infant Tylenol may cause overdose symptoms, such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite loss
- Abdominal pain, especially near the liver (the upper right part of the abdomen)
- Yellow eyes or skin
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Heart problems
- Loss of life.
If you think you have given your infant too much Tylenol, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Tylenol Overdose for more information.)
Infant Tylenol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the medication in its original container, and use only the provided syringe to measure the dose.
Keep infant Tylenol and all other medications out of the reach of children.
This is a difficult question to answer. It is impossible to tell how much medication the baby actually spit up, and giving another dose right away could result in an overdose. It is best to try to avoid this problem in the first place.
Many mothers find that it works well to give a dose just before feeding. By the time the feeding is through and the baby is burped, most of the medication will be past the point that it will be spit up.