Parents Take Note: Stock Your Medicine Cabinet with PediaCare® and Little Fevers® - the First Single Concentration Acetaminophen Products with New Dosing Features to be on Store Shelves this Summer
Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used pain and fever relievers for infants and children and is safe and effective when used as directed. In July 2011, dosing has been made even easier for parents and safer for children when the new PediaCare® and Little Remedies® single-concentration acetaminophen products hit store shelves. The new standard concentration liquid acetaminophen products for infants and children under age 2 will be 160 mg/5 ml. But what does this mean for parents?
Two of the leading children’s pain relievers, PediaCare® and Little Remedies®, will also offer additional product enhancements, including age-appropriate dosing devices. Infant products will now contain a special dosing syringe and flow restrictors on the bottles; children’s products, for ages 2 to 11 years, will have the bottles with flow restrictors, and continue to contain dosing cups. Both infant and children’s formulations will continue to have weight-based instructions on the package, as well.