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Side Effects of Infant Acetaminophen

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with infant acetaminophen. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most infants tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your child's healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible serious side effects of infant acetaminophen include, but are not limited to:
  • Allergic reactions
  • Liver damage
  • Ulcers or bleeding in the digestive tract.
(Click Infant Acetaminophen Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your child's healthcare provider.)

Infant Acetaminophen Drug Interactions

Infant acetaminophen can potentially interact with several medications (see Infant Acetaminophen Drug Interactions).

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

You should talk with your child's healthcare provider prior to using infant 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 he or she is taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Infant Acetaminophen to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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