Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicines

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Over-The-Counter Medicines

Medicine for Children

When it comes to giving children medicines, the stakes are high because even the smallest mistake can be tragic. Children are not just small adults, and aside from fever and pain medicines, few over-the-counter (OTC) products have actually been studied in children for effectiveness, safety, or proper dosing. Safety with medicine for children can also be challenging because cranky, sick children often do not want to take medicine, while on the other hand, curious children can get into medicine containers and eat medicine just like candy. To help keep the children in your life safe, learn about the top 10 steps parents should take to prevent medicine mishaps. In this section, you will also find important information about the safe use of acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) with children and some Fast Facts about acetaminophen.