Acetaminophen and children: Why dose issues

An acetaminophen overdose is major — and it can occur easier than you could imagine. This is how to safeguard your baby.

By Mayo Clinic Team

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) has long been a standard remedy for fever and suffering in children. It’s effective and available without the need of a prescription. But, in excessive, it can be destructive. This is what you need to know about acetaminophen overdoses and children.

What could bring about an acetaminophen overdose?

An acetaminophen overdose can occur in the blink of an eye. Take into account these eventualities:

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