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Medicine and Dosages

Infants’ Acetaminophen Concentration Change

Companies are changing the concentration of their medication for infants, and there are new dosing directions for these products.

Professional Dosing Information

What you should know:
  • There may be a time when both the old and new concentrations of infants’ acetaminophen products are in stores and also in patients’ homes
  • For children under 2 years of age, no dose is provided on the OTC label - caregivers are instructed to call their doctor for dosing instructions

What you can do:

  1. Clarify the concentration of infants’ acetaminophen product a parent/caregiver is using
  2. Identify the product concentration and dose for your patient’s weight/age from the appropriate chart below
  3. Discuss the infants’ acetaminophen concentration change during sick and well visits.