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Children's Acetaminophen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your child's healthcare provider prior to using children's acetaminophen if your child has:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • G6PD deficiency (a certain enzyme deficiency)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Make sure to tell your child's healthcare provider about all other medicines your child is taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Children's Acetaminophen to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Give Too Much Children's Acetaminophen to My Child?

People who take too much children's acetaminophen may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Appetite loss
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain, especially near the liver (the upper right part of the abdomen)
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart problems
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.
     
If you think you have given your child too much acetaminophen, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Acetaminophen Overdose for more information.)
 

Children's Acetaminophen: Storage Methods

Children's acetaminophen should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep children's acetaminophen suspension in its original container, and use only the provided dosing cup to measure the dose.
 
Keep children's acetaminophen and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 
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