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How much do I give him!? SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
3rd Feb '13

I picked up some infant tylenol just a bit ago. He's running a low-grade fever. Between 98.9-99.5. The package says not to give to babies under 6 months without calling a doctor for dosage information. The doctor at the ER said I could give it to him, but...Didn't tell me how much.



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JΔ$ Georgia 76362 posts
3rd Feb '13

How old is he and how much does he weigh? I wouldn't even medicate that "fever".

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I picked up some infant tylenol just a bit ago. He's running a low-grade fever. Between 98.9-99.5. The ... [snip!] ... calling a doctor for dosage information. The doctor at the ER said I could give it to him, but...Didn't tell me how much. :/"


I'd call the ER and ask. Is he okay? Babies that young should be seen for a fever over 99.0 .. .he is about 5 weeks? (If I recall correctly)

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
3rd Feb '13

Is he eating fine? Having enough wet diapers? Is it consistently that temperature? If yes,yes,&yes..id let his body work the fever off instead of suppressing it.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" How old is he and how much does he weigh? I wouldn't even medicate that "fever"."


He has RSV so it varies. It has gotten up to 100.5, last night. He's 2 months and 9 lbs 13 oz.

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
3rd Feb '13

I would only give medicine if the fever was above 100. That's just me though

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Feb '13

Depends on the concentration of the tylenol.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Meg ♥:" I'd call the ER and ask. Is he okay? Babies that young should be seen for a fever over 99.0 .. .he is about 5 weeks? (If I recall correctly)"


RSV. :) His temp was 98.8 at the ER earlier. But..I'm trying to check ever so often and goes away...and then comes back..and then goes away. I can tell he feels bad.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" I'd call the ER and ask. Is he okay? Babies that young should be seen for a fever over 99.0 .. .he is about 5 weeks? (If I recall correctly)"</blockquote>



Ooh he's only a newbie..open, id call a pharmacy and ask them..look on the tylenol and see what the dosage is for his weight.



OP*not open..sorry I'm on my phone.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Feb '13

I would still call the doctor and confirm but here is a dosage chart.
http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/Content/acetaminophen_dosage_chart.pdf

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I picked up some infant tylenol just a bit ago. He's running a low-grade fever. Between 98.9-99.5. The ... [snip!] ... calling a doctor for dosage information. The doctor at the ER said I could give it to him, but...Didn't tell me how much. :/"

Call the hospital or after hours phone line and ask them.

JΔ$ Georgia 76362 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" He has RSV so it varies. It has gotten up to 100.5, last night. He's 2 months and 9 lbs 13 oz."</blockquote>



Ah ok, I see now. He's still young. Uhh...let me see. You should go by weight when looking for the correct dosage. Do you, by any chance, have a nurse line that you can call? You can google the dosage for his weight but its a toss up. I found 0.4 ml for an infant at your son's weight.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" RSV. :) His temp was 98.8 at the ER earlier. But..I'm trying to check ever so often and goes away...and then comes back..and then goes away. I can tell he feels bad."


Ah, I understand. Sorry.



I'd still call the ER or your doctor on call to see how much. It goes by weight, but I don't have a chart for that small of a weight.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" He has RSV so it varies. It has gotten ... [snip!] ... you can call? You can google the dosage for his weight but its a toss up. I found 0.4 ml for an infant at your son's weight."


I'm going to try and give the doctors office a call and see if it connects me to an after hours doctor.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
3rd Feb '13

Recommended Dosages
Important Note: Infant concentrated drops are being phased out but are safe to use if the dose is correct. They're three times as concentrated as the new infant liquid, so use caution: Know your baby's weight and follow the dosage chart. Find out how to tell the difference between the old and new medicine at www.babycenter.com/acetaminophen.
Your child's weight: 6 to 11 lbs
Dose: 40 mg
Old Infant drops: