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Dosing Recommendations for Acetaminophen in Pediatrics: Clinical Review and Guidelines

Last updated: May 26, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of using higher than conventional doses of acetaminophen for the treatment of pain and fever in infants and children?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of using a loading dose of oral or rectal acetaminophen for the treatment of fever or pain in infants and children?
  3. What are the guidelines for acetaminophen dosing in infants and children up to 12 years of age in the community or hospital setting?