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Always carefully follow the instructions on any medication. Call us with any questions.

When dosing liquid medicines use either a syringe, medicine dropper, medicine cup or medicine spoon. Do not use standard tableware teaspoons or tablespoons.

1 teaspoon (tsp.) = 5 ml
1 tablespoon (tbs.) = 15 ml

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Pediacare, and others) has long been a standard medicine for fever and pain in children. It's effective and readily available without a prescription. In excess, however, even good things can be very harmful.

Never give any medication to infants under 2 months of age without calling us.

Acetaminophen may be given every 4-6 hours as needed.

IMPORTANT: The old Infant Concentrated Drops (80mg/0.8ml or 80mg/1.0ml) are being phased out. Always double check the concentration of the medicine you are giving.
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Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and others) may be used for pain and fever every 6-8 hours.

Never give Ibuprofen to infants under 6 months of age.
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