tylenol dosage question for 10. month old
- 0Oct 21, '07 by iwannaMy husband bought the wrong type of Tylenol for my grandson. He got "Children's Tylenol" and not "Infant's Tylenol". He is 10 months old and his weight is 24 pounds. His weight falls under the 2yr. old category; however, he is only 10 months old. I cannot remember what the ration is on on infant's Tylenol. On the bottle of Children's Tylenol it was 80mg per 1/2 tsp.
But, I was wondering, what do they do when child weight exceeds the age limit? I had my daughter return it and get the Infant's Tylenol.
- 0Oct 22, '07 by iwannaThanks for replies. Yes, I should know better than to ask that. I was just curious if they adjusted dosage due to baby's weight. I had a pediatrics course, ages ago and could not remember. However, I did have my daughter return the children's and get the infant's. I told her to give the dosage recommended for his age.
- 0Oct 22, '07 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorThe medications that have been in the news lately are the combination products for treating coughs and colds. The active ingredients aren't all that active, meaning they don't do what they're supposed to do, so parents who aren't conscious of the potential harm may give more, more often, to try to help their little ones with their symptoms. Tylenol by itself was not on that list; it is eefective for analgesia and fever reduction, but has the potential to cause serious liver damage if given frequently in large doses. Children's Tylenol comes as 1 mL=80 mg. Our standing order for Tylenol is 15 mg per kg q4-6h prn, maximum of 5 doses in 24 hours. That would include acetaminophen from ALL sources, so if a child is also getting Children's Tylenol Cold for example, the doses have to be properly calculated. But that goes for every single person out there... Tylenol can destroy your liver and the wait for a transplant might not be worth it!
- 0Oct 23, '07 by DutchgirlRNThe infant drops do have dosages listed for babies under 1 year old but regardless the best thing to do is always check with the babies doctor first.
If a 10 month old has a fever he/she needs a visit to the doctor first.
If you think a 10 month old is having some type of pain he/she needs a visit to the doctor first.
If a 10 month old is fussy, forget the Tylenol and deal with it.