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how much tylenol should a 3 month old take?

Keeping a 3 month old he has a fever and i don't know if he can have tylenol and if so how much. it's been so long since i had a little one.

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lizonfire4god

Asked by lizonfire4god at 8:00 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Call your pedi and ask. Also, take a look at this link on fevers. Very helpful.


    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T082100.asp

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:02 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • You are supposed to go by weight. I would give your ped a call. There should be one on call.
    JGRIMMER

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 8:02 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • depends on weight
    hotrodmomma

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 8:02 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • none unless the doctor has ordered it. Infant Tylenol is given by weight.
    Mommy2Gabrielle

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 8:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Also check to see if the Tylenol you have is on the recall list. Many of them are. I'm currently using a generic version that my pediatrician recommended. And definitely call your pediatrician. You definitely don't want to give your baby too much.
    kathria

    Answer by kathria at 8:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Age doesn't really matter, the weight does. Here's a link to the dosing chart (http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T089101.asp) but you must make sure that you are giving the correct dose (and measurement) for that product, that is extremely important.
    bobthepepperma

    Answer by bobthepepperma at 8:07 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • it depends on how much he weights

    i have my chart form my pedi here and it says for three months
    6-11lbs 0.4ml ( half a dropper of the infant drops)
    12-17lbs 0.8ml (1 dropper of the infant tylenol drops)
    hope this helps if anything you can call your pedi or you can ask a pharmasist
    Alejandra10

    Answer by Alejandra10 at 7:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • at that age it is based on weight, not months... you'd need to find the weight and check the bottle or chart...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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