tylenol dosage question for 10. month old

  1. My 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.
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  3. by   steelcityrn
    Check with you dr, but I was always under the assumption that they go by age. Just as a 125 lb woman can take two tylenol (as directed 325 mg)as a 400 lb man, going by the label.
  4. by   RainDreamer
    Call the child's pediatrician or call a pharmacist, we can't give medical advice here.

    Hope he feels better!
  5. by   iwanna
    Thanks 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.
  6. by   morte
    i believe, in the news recently, that peds are recommending not using any of this for infants.......not having any, didnt pay a lot of attention..
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    The 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!
  8. by   Annony RN
    I agree ith Jan- 15 mg/kg is what we give.
    However- infants tylenol is 100 mg in 1 mL (I think the label reads 80/0.8mL)
    childrens is 32 mg/mL (160mg in 1 teaspoon)
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    The 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.