Katherine - posted on 05/14/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
The FDA is finally considering printing the dosage information for children younger than 2-years-old on the label of Children's Tylenol and similar products. Parents will certainly rejoice if this change is passed by federal health officials.
Currently, on the label of any children's over-the-counter medication it reads "Under 2 years: ask your Doctor." This is horribly inconvenient for parents battling a high fever in the middle of the night, who are often times forced to approximate or even guess!
According to MSNBC, the Food and Drug Administration will be meeting next week to "consider changes to children's over-the-counter formulas containing acetaminophen, the most common pain reliever and fever-reducing ingredient. While safe when used as directed, acetaminophen has long been subject to warning labels because of its potential to cause liver damage when overused."
Most parents will agree that it is much safer to print these dosages, with a corresponding weight requirement, because in these critical moments calling your doctor's office, and waiting hours for a nurse to return your call, is not an option!
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