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Information on Children's Acetaminophen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved children's acetaminophen (Children's Tylenol®) for the treatment of pain and inflammation in kids between the ages of 2 and 11. It comes in several forms, including chewable tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and suspension (liquid). In addition, this drug is available without a prescription.
 
This product is a good choice for children who are allergic to aspirin or who should not take aspirin for certain conditions, like chickenpox. It can be taken with or without food; taking a dose with food can help prevent stomach upset.
 
In some cases, acetaminophen should not be given to a child, such as a child with liver disease or a certain enzyme deficiency. If you are unsure if this drug is safe for your situation, ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Make sure to provide information on any other medicines your child is taking to help prevent an overdose, which can be life-threatening.
 
(Click Children's Acetaminophen to learn more about this product, including information on possible side effects, why dosing needs to be carefully monitored, how this drug is believed to work, and more.)
 

Information on Children's Acetaminophen

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