I have always been a loyal user of the Tylenol brand. I use it for myself as well as my family and have always been happy with the results. When the products were recalled due to a quality issue, I did not ditch my loyalty. The company chose to recall the products and add safety enhancements to benefit and protect us, which honestly makes me love the brand even more!
I honestly never had issues with the dispensing and dosing of Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol. But I am still grateful that the company takes steps to improve the products for those that may have issues.
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
I normally use dosing syringes, it’s just more accurate in my opinion. This push in syringe system they have now is pretty awesome. Making it even easier to get an accurate dosing! They will also be introducing enhanced bottles with the protective opening on Children’s TYLENOL® products.
There will also be new dosing directions related to the change in concentration on Infants’ TYLENOL®.
- Infants’ TYLENOL® will have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across our products and age groups.
- They 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.
There will be a time period when more than one concentration of infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets. Caregivers should be mindful to always read and follow the dosing directions on the package that is being used.
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
Kudos to Tylenol for taking the safety of children to the next level!
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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