Read the Strength of Acetaminophen before giving it to Infants, this instruction is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in which they urge the parents to read the labels of liquid acetaminophen very carefully so that their children can be avoided from the wrong dose.
Liquid acetaminophen is usually marketed for the infants and low strength of liquid acetaminophen is arriving in the market very soon. Giving wrong dose to you child will results in very serious complications and side effects even in some cases death to your child may occur in giving high volume.
To date liquid acetaminophen is only available in high concentration and for the past outcomes some companies have voluntarily manufacturing low concentrated liquid acetaminophen for the infants.
“Be very careful when you’re giving your infant acetaminophen” says Carol Holquist, director of FDA’s Division of Medical Error Prevention and Analysis.
Administrating the liquid acetaminophen to their children, parents should know about the concentration of this drug, FDA had issued a guideline for the parents and caregivers for given Liquid acetaminophen to the infants:
Read the Drug Facts label on the package very carefully to identify the concentration of the liquid acetaminophen, the correct dosage, and the directions for use.
- Do not depend on a banner proclaiming that the product is “new.” Some medicines with the old concentration also have this headline on their packaging.
- Use only the dosing device provided with the purchased product in order to correctly measure the right amount of liquid acetaminophen.
- Consult your pediatrician before giving this medication and make sure you’re both talking about the same concentration.