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Authors

  1. Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

Abstract

* Many manufacturers of liquid acetaminophen have voluntarily limited their number of formulations to one, less-concentrated dose of 160 mg/5 mL, in an effort to decrease the risk of accidental overdose in young children.

 

* The different concentrations may lead to confusion among consumers and providers; patient education is crucial so that parents can avoid either underdosage or overdosage.