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Is this okay?

My daughter is getting her 6 months shots on Monday and everyone is telling me to give her baby Tylenol so she wont be in any pain. But since they just recalled Tylenol products recently. I am afraid to give her any. Has anyone heard if it is safe to take Tylenol??


Asked by hayliesmommy20 at 3:30 PM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I never gave my son anything before his shots. Only after if he needed it. (i.e. fever). Just never made sense to me. And I've NEVER regretted it.


    Answer by LyTe684 at 3:38 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Purchase a generic brand. That is what they had been saying to use.

    Answer by layh41407 at 3:31 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I wouldn't give her ANYTHING before hand. JMO. She MIGHT not need it. But if you do give her anything.. buy generic. Or ask the doctors office if they have a generic sample. GL!

    Answer by LyTe684 at 3:32 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I read somewhere, where they were saying that giving your child pain meds before vaccinations can actually lessen the effectiveness of the vaccines. Not sure if it's true...but a good thing to read up on!

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 3:33 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I would by the generic brand and give her some 30 minutes before her appointment. It's always helped my children with their shots.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 3:34 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Yeah I heard you shouldn't give your baby medicine before shots to but everyone has been telling me I'd regret it if I didn't.

    Comment by hayliesmommy20 (original poster) at 3:35 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I wouldnt give it before hand just because. I would have some generic on hand if she NEEDS it.

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 3:36 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I never gave my son meds before shots, but I just wanted to let you know that not all of the products were recalled. Certain colors/flavors were not affected. Best wishes!

    Answer by Erin814 at 3:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2010