Medication dosages in children are primarily weight based, therefore it is important to have an accurate weight prior to administering any medications.
As your child gets older, note the maximum dosage allowed so that you do not accidentally overdose.
Always contact your child’s physician directly if you have any concerns or questions about administering a medications.
I do not recommend giving a child BOTH Tylenol and Ibuprofen at the same time. While some physicians will tell parents to alternate the two, it increases your chances of accidentally overdosing.
Finally, it is very important to look at the ingredients in all medications so that you don’t accidentally give a child too much; ie several different over the counter cold medications already contain Acetaminophen (Tylenol).
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Dr. Patricia Bast was born and raised in Southern California. After earning her bachelors degree at UC Irvine, she went on to graduate medical school from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Northern California. She then returned home to Southern California and became a resident in Pediatrics at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bast is now raising her children and loves working part-time at a pediatric clinic, watching her patients grow and thrive.