My doctor said I could alternate Tylenol with Motrin for my child, but I am not sure what he means. Do you give them at the same time so that you use less of each? Or can you give them more frequently by alternating them?
What does it mean to alternate acetaminophen with ibuprofen?
Added 26 Sep 2010:
I don't understand why you should alternate. Can you not give doses of Motrin ever 4-6 hours and Tylenol every 4-6 hours. Why use both, alternately, instead of just one product every 4-6 hours. I'm sorry I'm so dense.
27 Sep 2010
I usually alternate every 2 hours because each of them can be take after 4 hours, but they wear off after 2-3 hours. So if you alternate them every 2 hours, you can keep on track with using each at 4 hours like ur supposed to but keep them working to control pain constantly instead of wearing off like normal
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