Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid is a prescription antihistamine, decongestant, and pain reliever. It is used to relieve symptoms of colds, hay fever, and allergies that can include runny nose, fever, watery eyes, itchy nose or throat, sinus pain and congestion, sneezing, and nasal congestion. Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid works by blocking histamines, the immune systems responses to an invader such as an allergen or virus, which cause many of the symptoms listed above.
Who Should Not Take Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid?
If your child is allergic to any ingredient in Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid, it should not be used. It should also not be used if your child has taken sodium oxybate (GHB), furazolidone, or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as phenelzine in the last 14 days. If your child suffers from severe high blood pressure, heart blood vessel disease, rapid heartbeat, severe heart problems, is unable to urinate, or has asthma, he should not take Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid. Discuss all medications your child takes with his healthcare provider.
Things to Discuss with a Physician
Before your child takes Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid, she should be evaluated by a physician as some medical conditions may interact with the medication. You physician should be made aware of any medical conditions which may exist, but especially the following: prescription or nonprescription medicine usage, including herbal and dietary supplements; allergies to medicine, foods or other materials; a history of slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat; a history of asthma, lung problems, heart problems, diabetes, difficulty urinating, prostate problems, glaucoma, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, liver problems, kidney problems, adrenal gland problems, sleep apnea, trouble sleeping, stomach problems, ulcers, seizures, heart blood vessel problems, or stroke; blockages of the stomach, intestine, or bladder; or if three or more alcoholic drinks a day are consumed. The medication should also not be taken if pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant.
What Medications Can Interact with Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid?
As with any medicine, some medicines may interact with Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid. If your child is taking any of the following, notify your healthcare provider. The use of catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors such as entacapone, droxidopa, isoniazid, sodium oxybate (GHB), or tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, blood thinners such as warfarin, bromocriptine, furazolidone, MAO inhibitors such as phenelzine, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine may increase side effects. Certain high blood pressure medicines, including but not limited to beta-blockers, such as atenolol, and guanethidine may make Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid less effective. This may not be a complete list of interactions that may occur, and you should ask your child’s health care provider if Children’s Tylenol Cold liquid might interact with other medicines he is taking. You should check with your child’s healthcare provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of this, or any, medicine.
How is Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid Used?
Use Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid only as directed by your child’s doctor and read the label on the medicine carefully, following exact dosing instructions. Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing, and ask a pharmacist if you are unsure of how to measure a dose. If a dose is missed, take the dose as soon as possible or, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the regular dosing schedule. If Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid upsets your child’s stomach, it may be taken with food. Direct any questions you may have about the use of Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid to your child’s heathcare provider.
What Safety Information Do I Need to Know?
It is important that you do not exceed the recommended dose of Children’s Tylenol Cold Liquid, as this will not improve your child’s condition any faster and may increase his risk for side effects. Check with your child’s doctor if his symptoms have not improved in a few days or have become worse, and always direct any questions or concerns regarding the use of a medication to your healthcare provider.