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Children's vs infants Tylenol

Anonymous
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I was thinking about switching my 33lb one year old from infants Tylenol to children's. I am out of the infants Tylenol but have a bottle of liquid children's. I think my oldest was about between 1-2 when I switched over.

Anyways I looked up a dosage guide online. The guide said for his weight to give 5ml which is the same amount that I suppose to give him with infants Tylenol....

So I looked at the bottles and they both have 160mg per 5ml!

Soooo

Is there really not a difference other than the size of the bottle they come in??
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM
Bump!!!
sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My girls are 4 and 3 and we use children's now.....

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM
You just started using children's?


Quoting sweetmissy_05:

My girls are 4 and 3 and we use children's now.....


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I think it is just the bottle, the way it's dispensed in the infant version makes for easier measuring of smaller dosages

sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

No have been since they were a year old or so.....

Quoting Anonymous:

You just started using children's?


Quoting sweetmissy_05:

My girls are 4 and 3 and we use children's now.....



Mychele
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM
I don't remember when I switched over. We gave our 2 yr old some children's the other day. I think the box says 2-11 yrs old. Just be sure its the correct dosage. I'm sure your pedi can help answer any questions. I need to ask mine about switching my 10 yr old over to adult dosage based on weight. He needs too much children's.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM
So is the Tylenol company just trying to mess with us?

A 2oz bottle of infants acetaminophen cost about $4 where as a 4oz bottle of children's cost $3???

And according to the label they are the same??
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM
My pedi said to base it on weight.

Even the infants bottle says ages 2-3 years


Quoting Mychele:

I don't remember when I switched over. We gave our 2 yr old some children's the other day. I think the box says 2-11 yrs old. Just be sure its the correct dosage. I'm sure your pedi can help answer any questions. I need to ask mine about switching my 10 yr old over to adult dosage based on weight. He needs too much children's.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM
I dot see why...

I mean I can always get a smaller surriange


Quoting Anonymous:

I think it is just the bottle, the way it's dispensed in the infant version makes for easier measuring of smaller dosages


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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It's best based on weight. I've always given my son the children's Tylenol. It's the same thing it's made for people who don't call the dr for a proper dose and for those who can't do simple math.
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