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Tylenol Vs Generic

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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My ds6 is feeling sick. Should i get him the tylenol or generic? I love to save but should i when it comes to health.
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Briesmom38
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I always use generic over the counter pain meds, they work the same and cost half as much.  

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countrymomma81
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

We don't use generic anything except for when our prescription insurance forces us to. 

Jinxed8
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I buy the generic stuff all the time, it's basically made by the same company, just packaged without the name brand !!  And therefore you save significant amounts of money !

Mommy2Boys0900
by Unique Yanique on Sep. 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM
I use generic meds for my kids almost all the time and it works the same.
Sophie1106
by Paula on Sep. 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM
I get generic all the time. It's the same thing.
mjimaging
by Melissa on Sep. 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM
We almost only use generics. I thought a bunch of Tylenol was pulled anyway. I don't know that the generics have ever been recalled.
12yrmama
by Bronze Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

We usually buy the generic. It's fine. My dd's both get raging fever's- their bodies reaction to any illness.

I do STRONGLY reccomend the DYE-FREE type (generic or regular) the red dye has some additives in it that make kids hyper.... not what a sick kid needs.

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Sep. 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I always buy generic when possible. The active ingredients are the same.

crystalplus1
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Yep, you can. the only thing is the flavor might not be as good. I always put it in apple sauce or juice to get ds to take it but he sucks at taking meds.

nurse1997
by Bronze Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

ITS ALL THE SAME EVEN AT THE DOLLER STORE IT'S A FEDERAL LAW !

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