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Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol or Tempra, helps reduce fever and relieve pain. It does not reduce inflammation, as do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
Be sure to follow these medicine precautions.
Side effects of acetaminophen are rare.
Discuss your child’s medicines with a pharmacist to ensure there aren’t any drug interactions between new and pre-existing medicines.
Do not give your child acetaminophen if he or she has liver disease.
Adaptation Date: 5/7/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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