what kind of meds can i give my 2month old before his shots???

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Jennifer - posted on 04/01/2011

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i always used tempra, but then i switched to using infant tylenol, it works great, give them about 1/2 hour to 45 mins before they get there shots, that should help :)

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when my son had his first shots he was fine till the next day he ran a low fever, i gave him panadol (which can be used from 1 month), i don't think you need to give him anything before.

Brittany - posted on 04/01/2011

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You can give tylenol or acetaminophen. I usually buy store brands 1) because they're cheaper, and 2) because there have been quite a few incidents where infants tylenol was recalled in the 2 years I've had my son. Also, from what I've been reading lately they don't suggest you give anything before hand because, I guess, they're more effective or something if your child runs a fever and you're only supposed to give tylenol when the fever gets high or when your child is having discomfort from the shots. It also helps after the shots if (once the band aids come off) you use a cold compress, it also helps to massage the area and make sure you keep his legs moving. Good luck!

Hope - posted on 04/01/2011

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Baby Tylenol with some breast milk/formula to drink seems to be the only thing to give for shots. It helps out for my 10 month old ever since he got his shots to help reduce fever and pain killer. About half an hour before the shots help. Good luck. :)

Kandy - posted on 03/31/2011

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Just a note: they do not recommend Motrin/Advil/ Ibuprofen for a child under six months of age. If anything we were to use Tylenol/ Acetaminophen. If you have any questions call your pediatrician's office and they can let you know proper dosage.

Megan - posted on 03/30/2011

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they told me not to give him nything inless its needed. i fdid give him some a few hours after cuz he had a fever. but he didnt need them right away. THANK YOU GUYS so much for answer my ?

Amanda - posted on 03/30/2011

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infant tylenol, motrin, advil. call your dr the day before the shots and ask how much you should give your son and when. my dr told me .5ml an hour before his shots. DO NOT GIVE BABY ASPRIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzie - posted on 03/30/2011

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They don't reccomend anything like that here. I just think it is better for them to not be given meds if it isn't really needed. My little girl has only ever had 2 doses of pain relief and she is 6 months.

Karen - posted on 03/30/2011

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@ suzie - some drs (like mine) recommend tylenol before the needles so they don't feel so much of the jab...and some of the vaccines have a bit of a burning sensation as they're being injected - tylenol will help relieve that feeling for them.

Suzie - posted on 03/30/2011

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Whyn ive med BEFORE his jabs??? He might not even need them. You really should wait to see if he requires medication before dosing him up. My daughter didn't need anything after any of her jabs!

Marty - posted on 03/29/2011

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Im pretty sure just some tylenol will be fine. They usually come with the dosage on the back that u can read, give it to him 15-20 minutes before his shots are due. :)

Karen - posted on 03/29/2011

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you can give tylenol, but before you do call your dr to get the proper dose...honestly though, at 2 months my son didn't even flinch for them, it was the 6 month ones where he started needing something for them. you can even find out if your baby can use emla patches - they numb the skin for needles (you do need to check on these though because i'm not sure how young they can use them. we've been using them since 12 months but that's just when i first heard of them)

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