June 5, 2011

Infant's and Children’s Tylenol Improvements

I know how scary it can be when our little ones are sick. You want to help them to feel better, but you have to be careful to give just the right amount of medicine.

I wanted to tell you about some safety and convenience enhancements to both Infant's and Children’s TYLENOL® products.

Infants’ TYLENOL® will include SIMPLEMEASURE®, a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe designed to:
Provide even more accurate dosing and easier administration to infants
Allow for better control when dispensing with fewer spills
Further reduce the risk of children getting to the medicine in the bottle

There is a change in the concentration of the Infant's TYLENOL® products to help minimize medication errors. Infant's TYLENOL® will now have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across the products and age groups.(160 mg / 5 mL)

Children’s TYLENOL® will have a protective opening that will help make it more
difficult for a child to get to the medicine in the bottle.

The products will be available as early as this upcoming cold and flu season. There will be a time period when more than one concentration of infant’s acetaminophen products will be available. Always read and follow the dosing directions on the package that is being used.
Please visit Tylenol.com to learn more about TYLENOL® products and these changes.

Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children
Remember the acronym "NURSE"

Never give adult medicines to children.
Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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