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Liquid Acetaminophen for Infants

The FDA is advising that an additional concentration of liquid acetaminophen marketed for “infants” is now available. The new concentration, 160 mg/5 ml, will affect the amount of liquid given to an infant, and should be especially noted by consumers who re used to using the 80 mg /0.8 mL or 80 mg/mL concentrations of liquid acetaminophen.
The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Liquid acetaminophen is used to temporarily reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, minor sore throat, and toothache.
Acetaminophen is marketed under brand names such as:

  • Tylenol
  • Little Fevers
  • Triaminic
  • Infant/Pain Reliever
  • Pedia Care
  • Triaminic Infants’ Syrup Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever
  • store brands (e.g., Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens brand, etc.)

The FDA is recommending that consumers read the Drug Facts label on the package to identify the concentration of the liquid acetaminophen (in mg/mL), dosage, and directions for use.