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Is acetaminophen okay for use in children?

Yes, acetaminophen (Tylenol) has long been a standard remedy for fever and pain in children. It's effective and readily available without a prescription. However, children taking acetaminophen should do so under close supervision. Usually, acetaminophen brands will carry children's strength in order to avoid overdoses in children. If you give your child acetaminophen, read the product label carefully to determine the correct dosage based on your child's age and weight. Too much acetaminophen overloads the liver's ability to process the drug safely.

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