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PostHeaderIcon June is National Migraine Month #Giveaway


With June being National Migraine Awareness month, I think it is important for people to really gain some extra knowledge about what they might be going through when it comes to dealing with a migraine. I was asked to write about this topic but I personally am a loyal Excedrin Migraine user! As a single Mom of two boys, I understand that migraines happen when you least expect them. In my case, I have to keep moving. Make meals, wash dishes, do laundry. Kids don’t stop because Mom doesn’t feel well.

Maybe you don’t know where to start.  Excedrin has a new app, which I have told you about before, called My Migraine Triggers™. Over the last six months it has helped many manage their migraines better.. The My Migraine Triggers™ iPhone app, developed by the makers of Excedrin® allows me to track the causes of my migraines, including food.   It then gathers this data into reports and charts that can easily be shared with my doctor. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Tylenol Infant and Children’s Product Enhancements

As Mom’s, we know how important it is that we keep up to date on all of the changes happening with children’s medicines these days. Everything from whats available over the counter to recalls. Tylenol is making some changes to their concentration, dosage and packaging. Some of these I wish they had done when my boys were much younger.


Concentration
– Infants’ Tylenol will now have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s Tylenol, which will standardize dosing across the products and age groups.

Dosage Methods and Packaging – When Infants’ Tylenol returns to store shelves as early as this upcoming cold and flu season, the products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.

Infants’ Tylenol will include SimpleMeasure, a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe designed to:

  • Provide even more accurate dosing and easier administration to infants
  • Allow for better control when dispensing with fewer spills
  • Further reduce the risk of children getting to the medicine in the bottle

Children’s Tylenol bottles will also have a protective opening that will make it more difficult for children to get into the bottles.

There may be a time period when more than one concentration of infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores, and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets. Caregivers should always read and follow the dosing directions on the package they are using.

Parents and caregivers should contact their child’s health care provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.

You can find more information on the TYLENOL Products Update Page.

Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children:

Simply remember to N.U.R.S.E. when giving your children medicine.

Never give adult medicines to children.

Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).

Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.

Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.

Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a blog tour by Mom Centra on behalf of Tylenol. I received information and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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