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Every maker of infants' acetaminophen products, including Infants' TYLENOL® , is changing the amount (concentration) of acetaminophen in their medicines.
This means there will be new directions for these products.
These changes are intended to standardize dosing across products and help to reduce medication errors. Some of these new products are in stores now, and the transition will take place over time until all old product is fully phased out. Infants' TYLENOL® products will be returning to store shelves with these changes during the upcoming cold and flu season.
All boxes and bottles clearly label the concentration. Always tell your healthcare professional exactly which concentration you have so that he or she can tell you the correct dosage amount for the product you are using.
80 mg per 0.8ml Old Concentration
80 mg per 0.8ml
As always, it is very important to read and follow the label directions.
The dosing device is changing.
Along with the new formula comes a new measuring and dosing device. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ALWAYS USE THE DEVICE THAT COMES WITH THE BOTTLE YOU HAVE. The old concentration came with a medicine dropper, and the new concentration comes with a dosing syringe. Pay close attention to which concentration you have so that you can always give your child the right dose.
For children under two years of age, only your healthcare professional can give you the right dose for your baby, therefore, please call a doctor or pharmacist to be sure you know the right dose before using these products.
Do not use the directions from the new product with the old product. Using the directions from the new product with the old product could result in serious overdose and cause liver damage.
These changes are intended to standardize dosing across products and help to reduce medication errors.Should I get rid of the products I already have?
You can continue to use the children's and infants' acetaminophen products you have, according to the label on the bottle.What can I do to ensure my child always gets the correct amount of medicine?
Always read and follow the directions on the product you are using. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.How do I know the right dose for my child under two years?
For children less than two years of age, only your healthcare professional can give you the right dose for your baby, therefore, please call a doctor or pharmacist to be sure you know the right dose before using these products.
Call us at 1-877-TYLENOL.
Our Consumer Care Center is available Monday- Friday, 8 a.m to 8 p.m., Eastern Time.