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On tylenol should I go by weight or age?

My son is 7 months old and weighs 25 pounds, should I give him the dosage for under 2 y/o or the dosage for above 24 pounds?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Always go by weight

    Answer by PsychMommie at 12:29 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Weight always, that is how doctors perscribe medicine.  Also use a medicine syringe, medicine spoon, or the dose cup that comes with medicine.  Household spoons are not precise.  


    Answer by teamquinn at 12:31 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • 0.6 they told me to get my dd she is 7 months old

    Answer by keithamy06 at 12:33 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • weight

    Answer by piwife at 12:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • i've always gone by weight with my son... he's always been bigger then his age lol

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 12:50 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Weight, always.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • weight....always!

    Answer by t_06_twins at 2:32 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Go by weight - the ages listed on the bottle are considered an "average" guide and assume that your child is an "average" weight for that age.

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 2:53 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • if u havent noticed yet its weight lol. Both of my children are outrageously big so i HAVE to go by weight or else it has no effect. Also, if you were to give a baby on the small side too much theres different things that could happen. Like someone else said, age is average weight is accurate. GL i hope your boy feels better =)

    Answer by mommykayti at 2:40 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • im guessing go by weight because my twins get different doses. DD gets 0.6 and weighes 13lbs and DS gets 0.8 and weighs 17lbs (at their 4 month check up until their next checkup i just stick with doseage from before)

    Answer by katelynsmom22 at 7:45 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

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