Generic Name and Formulations:
Acetaminophen 80mg, 120mg, 325mg; rectal supps.
Minor pain. Fever.
Under 6 months: not recommended. 6–11 months: 80mg every 6hrs; max 4 doses/24hrs. 1–3yrs: 80mg every 4–6hrs; max 5 doses/24hrs. 3–6yrs: 120mg every 4–6hrs; max 5 doses/24hrs. 6–12yrs: 325mg every 4–6hrs; max 5 doses/24hrs. ≥12yrs: 650mg every 4–6hrs; max 6 doses/24hrs. All: as needed.
Hepatic dysfunction. Discontinue and reevaluate if fever or pain persists >72hrs or condition worsens. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Hepatotoxicity risk increased by chronic, heavy alcohol use. Caution with concomitant warfarin. Avoid other acetaminophen-containing drugs.
Skin reactions (eg, reddening, blisters, rash; discontinue if occurs), hepatotoxicity (overdosage).
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