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New Liquid Acetaminophen Concentration

Posted December 31st, 2011 in Babies, Birth Doula in Fresno, Fresno birth, Fresno Birth Doula, Newborns by Kathryn DiPalma

This information comes from :Babies 411 – Babies Are Our Business.  Please read this important update!
New Liquid Acetaminophen Concentration

On December 22, 2011, the FDA announced that a new liquid acetaminophen concentration (160 mg/5 mL) is now available. To improve accurate dosing and reduce the likelihood of over/under- dosing, old concentrations of liquid acetaminophen for infants (80 mg /0.8 mL or 80 mg/mL) have been taken off of the market and replaced with the new concentration.

It may take some time until all of the old concentrations have been removed from store shelves. Anytime you are giving your child medicine (any medicine), BE SURE TO READ THE CONCENTRATION, DOSING RECOMMENDATIONS, AND INGREDIENTS. Be sure to consult your child’s healthcare provider before giving ANY medication.

Please be sure to read the important information presented in the following articles:

Medications and Vitamins for Children: Safety Tips
Acetaminophen (TYLENOL)

The information in the above articles are of utmost importance. Please take the time to read them over.

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