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Acetaminophen Use in Children: More is Not Better

Wednesday, 22 October 2008 15:40

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and other fever and pain relievers..At least 24 children in the US have died and three have required liver transplants after receiving accidental overdoses of acetaminophen. All the children involved were aged 10 years or younger, and 21 were aged 2 years or younger. Parents may have given acetaminophen longer than is recommended "because fever persisted."

Heubi JE, Bien JP // Acetaminophen use in children: more is not better // J Pediatr 1997 (Feb); 130 (2): 175-177