Friday, May 27, 2011

{Tylenol Upcoming Product Enhancements}

  Having smaller children I have always been concerned about medications for them when they are sick. From knowing what to use and how much, it can be confusing. I have always been scared to give too much for the younger ones. There has been much confusion surrounding this type of thing. I try to always rely on what their Pediatrician recommends. But there are times when he is not available. Right now there are some new changes and improvements to Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol that I wanted to let you all know about. Also here is a link to the official Tylenol products update page.

Enhanced Bottle

Infants’ TYLENOL® will include SIMPLEMEASURE®, a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe designed to:

Provide even more accurate dosing and easier administration to infants
Allow for better control when dispensing with fewer spills
Further reduce the risk of children getting to the medicine in the bottle

The new, enhanced bottle with protective opening will be coming to Children’s TYLENOL® products soon.
Dosage Change

Look for new dosing directions on Infants’ TYLENOL®.

To help minimize medication errors, Infants’ TYLENOL® will now have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across the products and age groups.
When Infants’ TYLENOL® returns to store shelves as early as this upcoming cold and flu season, the products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.

As announced by the OTC trade organization, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, other manufacturers also intend to transition to the same single concentration (160 mg / 5 mL) for all single-ingredient OTC pediatric liquid acetaminophen products. This transition of other manufacturers’ infants’ products to the children’s concentration may begin as early as this summer and is anticipated to continue into 2012.

There may be a time period when more than one concentration of infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores, and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets. Caregivers should always read and follow the dosing directions on the package they are using.
Parents and caregivers should contact their child’s healthcare provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.

For more information, please visit

Look for these changes to pediatric TYLENOL® products as early as this upcoming cold and flu season.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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