Be Careful With Baby Pain Medication

A new, less-concentrated form of the popular baby pain medication liquid acetaminophen is out on store shelves and the FDA is warning parents to read the labels and double-check the doses before administering baby pain medication. The new 160mg/5ml concentration is out in many products, while the older, more concentrated 80mg/1ml may still be in your medicine cabinet as well as on store’s shelves. Experts recommend you always get the dosing schedule from your pediatrician for infants ages 2 years and younger, and dose by weight.

In addition to this change in concentration, this product may also be packaged with an oral syringe instead of a dropper for baby pain medication.

Acetaminophen is marketed under brand names such as Tylenol, Little Fevers, Triaminic, Infant/Pain Reliever, Pedia Care, Triaminic Infants’ Syrup Fever Reducer Pain Reliever and other store brands.

To see the full FDA report, including additional information for parents and caregivers, please visit

Also Read: How To Relieve Your Infant’s Pain


The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) promotes the health of women and newborns.

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