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Child sick, wants to sleep. Tylenol can be given? Any risks involved?

Hi I am home alone with 5 children and can t go to the store until my husband gets home. My 5 year old is sick and wants to sleep. She took the last of the children s tylenol around 5 hours ago. The only thing I have containing pain relief is tylenol pm. She weighs between 45-50lbs. Is that something I can break a piece off of, or would that potentially hurt her? I want to ease her discomfort, but not if it risks her overall health.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
You can give Tylenol only in prescribed dosage for your child.
Tylenol PM contains diphenhydramine in addition to tylenol and it will cause drowsiness and sedation.
And there may be unpredictable allergic reaction to a new drug which is not given early.
So consult your Pediatrician for the examination of the child and treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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