13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

Always read and follow the label. Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients. Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or at higher doses, unless your healthcare provider […]

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Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

When your little one is sick, nothing is more important than knowing how to treat them with care. The makers of pediatric liquid acetaminophen, the most commonly used medicine to treat pain and fever in children, have made certain changes to help parents ensure proper dosing. There used to be two concentrations: one for infants […]

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Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments

Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments

By: Cyril Sahyoun, M.D.

The first time your baby gets an ear infection or catches a cold, you may feel scared or anxious. But it’s very common for your child to experience one or several of these ailments within their first year. Fortunately, not all infant illnesses mean a trip to the doctor. There are many things you can […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep aids. It was first marketed in the United States […]

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Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Stacy Styer M.D.

You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What can you do? These are some of the most common questions that […]

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