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Child has fever because of overdose of acetaminophen. Is it dangerous?

On a accident my 8 week old son got a double dose of acetaminophen. I gave him 1.25ml then 20 minutes later my husband gave another 1.25ml. He just got his shots, he had a slight fever 100.1 and some pain from injection site. His Doctor said to give him tylenol . He weighs 9lbs 14oz. Should I take him to the ER? I am very worried. What would the signs be is he did get a overdose amount?
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Don't panic.acetaminophen is very safe medicine and double the dose will not cause any major side effects .For overdose child needs to consume around 20 times the regular dose .

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