Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicines

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Over-The-Counter Medicines

The number of medicines containing acetaminophen that can be given to a child safely at the same time.

A child’s age under which a healthcare provider must be consulted for acetaminophen dosing instructions

Within a list of substances most frequently involved in accidental poisoning deaths in children 5 years old or younger, pain medicine ranks first (#1) and cold and cough medicines ranks third (#3)

The number of weight-based doses of acetaminophen that can be given to a child (2 years or older) in 24 hours

A range of ages between which children can receive acetaminophen products according to the weight-based dose listed on the label, without calling the child’s prescriber for dosing instructions

The number of hours within which an antidote (acetylcysteine) given in the emergency department works best to help prevent liver damage if a child ingests too much acetaminophen

The number of mg in every 5 mL of children’s acetaminophen oral liquid medicine

The number of prescription and over-the-counter medicines that contain acetaminophen, including pain relievers, fever reducers, allergy medicines, and cough and cold medicines