It is important to always read and follow the label when giving medicine to your child, and only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. When possible, dose by your child’s weight using the directions on the label or instructions from your healthcare provider. And always use the dosing device (oral syringe or dosing cup) that comes with the product.
About the Concentration of Your Child’s Medicine
Both infants’ products and children’s acetaminophen products have a concentration (strength) of 160mg/5mL. Prior to 2011, liquid acetaminophen products for infants had a different concentration than liquid acetaminophen products for older children. This was changed in order to standardize concentration and dosing across all single-ingredient pediatric liquid acetaminophen products. It is important to always check the expiration date of any medicine you are giving to your infant or child. Always ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions before giving medicine to your children. If your child is under 2 years of age, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for the right dose.
This guide will help you give your child the right amount of acetaminophen.