Despite the extended time that Infant and Children’s TYLENOL has been removed from the shelf I still have confidence in the company and its ability to provide a safe product for my children. Though you will find this post is sponsored as always this is my honest opinion about TYLENOL. I will be purchasing this brand once again when the enhanced products are put back on the shelves. It is for this reason that I felt it important to educate my readers on the enhancements.
As early as the upcoming cold and flu season, Infants’ TYLENOL® will include a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe which will:
* Provide even better dosing accuracy and ease of administration to infants
* Allow for better control when dispensing the medication and reduce spillage
* Further reduce the risk of children being able to get to the medicine in the bottle
TYLENOL will also be introducing enhanced bottles with the protective opening on Children’s TYLENOL® products.
Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children Simply remember to 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
Letter from Ed Kuffner, MD and Vice President, Medical Affairs at McNeil
As a dad and a doctor, I know firsthand how tough it can be when our baby or child gets sick. While we are trying to comfort our children, we are also making sure that they are getting the care and medicine that they need to feel better. For me, like every parent, safety comes first.
For this reason, as early as this upcoming cold and flu season, we will be making safety and convenience enhancements to both Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® products, including a change to the concentration of our Infants’ TYLENOL® products….
Important Changes to the Concentration of Infants’ TYLENOL®
Moving forward, there will be one concentration of acetaminophen for single-‐ingredient TYLENOL® products for infants and children. This change is being made to standardize dosing across our products and age
groups. As always, Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the
age of the child.
We have been working closely with other manufacturers of pediatric acetaminophen products to encourage an industry wide transition to one concentration across infants’ and children’s acetaminophen products.
•It is important to be aware that there will be a time period when both the current and new concentrations of Infants’ acetaminophen products
will be available in stores and parents and caregivers might have both in
their medicine cabinets.
• Be sure to read and follow the dosing directions on the product that is being used.
• Caregivers should contact their child’s healthcare provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.” You may read more of my disclosure here.