Quick Answer: Can I give my child too much Tylenol?

Giving too much could make your child sick, and lead to complications like liver damage. It can even result in an accidental overdose and death. As far as how much to give your baby, the package does offer recommendations based on age and weight.

What happens if you give a child too much Tylenol?

If a child takes too much acetaminophen (or takes the recommended amount for too long) toxins can build up in their body. This toxicity can cause vomiting, liver damage and death.

What are the side effects of taking too much acetaminophen?

What are the symptoms of an acetaminophen overdose?

  • Cramping.
  • Fatigue.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Sweating.
  • Vomiting.

How much Tylenol can a child take in a day?

Carefully follow the label instructions for the maximum dose per day. Children 11 to 12 years of age: 320 to 480 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Children 9 to 11 years of age: 320 to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Children 6 to 9 years of age: 320 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

What happens if you accidentally take two doses of Tylenol?

Although acetaminophen is a safe and effective medicine, taking too much of it, even if it’s accidentally, can lead to acetaminophen poisoning, which can cause liver damage and/or liver failure.

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What is a toxic amount of acetaminophen?

In adults, an acute ingestion of more than 150 mg/kg or 12 g of acetaminophen is considered a toxic dose and poses a high risk of liver damage. In children, acute ingestion of 250 mg/kg or more poses significant risk for acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity.

Can a 6 year old take 500mg Tylenol?

Regular Strength Tylenol (325 mg) may be given to children between the ages of 6 and 11. Only give Tylenol to children younger than 6 under the direction of a pediatrician or other healthcare professional.

Can a child take 500mg of Tylenol?

Children—Dose is based on the child’s age, do not administer the over-the-counter products to children under the age of 2 unless directed to do so by your doctor: Children 11 to 12 years of age: 320 to 480 mg every 4 hours as needed. Children 9 to 11 years of age: 320 to 400 mg every 4 hours as needed.

How much Tylenol can a child have in 24 hours?

All Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® products have the same strength of acetaminophen: 160 mg (in each 5 mL, tablet, or powder). DOSE: Repeat every 4 hours as needed. Do NOT give more than 5 doses in 24 hours. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.