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Archive for February, 2012

Infants’ Tylenol recalled over bottle design problems. Read about the precautions for the new infant tylenol dosing schedule.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Infants’ Tylenol recalled over bottle design problems
Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled an estimated 547,000 bottles of infants’ Tylenol following complaints from parents about its new bottle cap and dose syringe. The company’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division said that the drug was safe and that there were no reports of adverse effects. The Wall Street Journal (2/17),ABC News/The Associated Press (2/17)

Acetaminophen is one of the most common drugs given to kids and one of the hardest to give correctly, because it’s sold in many forms. This chart can help you choose the right dose for your child, from birth to 96-plus pounds.

View and print this acetaminophen dosage chart.

Take note! As of July 2011, infant concentrated drops are being phased out in the United States and replaced with less-concentrated form of the medicine. The concentrated drops are still safe to use as long as the dose is correct. They are three times as concentrated as the new infant medicine, so use caution: Know your child’s weight and follow the dosage chart.

Find out how to tell the difference between the old and new infant acetaminophen.

Whether you’re giving your child the old infant drops, the new infant liquid, children’s liquid, or another form of acetaminophen, bear in mind these important points:

  • Don’t give acetaminophen to a baby under 3 months without the approval of one of our doctors’, nurse practitioner’s or physician assistant’s approval.
  • The proper dose for your child is based on weight, not age.
  • Always use the measuring device that comes with the medicine — not a spoon from the kitchen.
  • Never give acetaminophen to a child who’s taking other medicines unless directed by a doctor. The other medicine may also contain acetaminophen, creating a dangerous overdose.
  • Don’t confuse concentrated infant drops with infant liquid (called infant drops by some manufacturers, but not labeled “concentrated”) or children’s liquid. Concentrated infant drops are three times stronger than the infant liquid so the dose must be smaller.
    Hint: Drops come with a dropper; infant liquid (or non-concentrated “drops”) comes with a syringe; children’s liquid comes with a cup.
  • Don’t exceed five doses in 24 hours.
  • Call our office if you have any questions about Tylenol dosing.

David B. Roos, M.D.


Weather Update: February 3, 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Our office will be closed today, Friday, February 3, 2012 because of the major snow storm which has hit the Denver-Parker area.  Call Monday, February 6 to re-schedule appointments, 303-695-7667.  Our provider’s will be on call through the weekend if you have questions or concerns about your child.  Thank you for your understanding about closing our office due to the storm.

David B. Roos, MD


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