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Children's Tylenol Suspension Prescribing Information

Package insert / product label
Generic name: acetaminophen
Dosage form: oral suspension
Drug class: Miscellaneous analgesics

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 25, 2024.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each 5 mL = 1 teaspoon)

Acetaminophen 160 mg


Pain reliever/fever reducer

Indications and Usage for Children's Tylenol Suspension


  • reduces fever
  • relieves minor aches and pains due to:
    • the common cold
    • flu
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • toothache


Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if your child takes

  • more than 5 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen

Sore throat warning

if sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if your child is allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product

Ask a doctor before use if your child has liver disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if your child is taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

When using this product do not exceed recommended dose (see overdose warning)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 5 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • new symptoms occur
  • redness or swelling is present

These could be signs of a serious condition.

Keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning

Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1 800-222-1222) Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Children's Tylenol Suspension Dosage and Administration

  • this product does not contain directions or complete warnings for adult use.
  • do not give more than directed (see overdose warning)
  • shake well before using
  • find right dose on chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • use only enclosed dosing cup designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.
  • if needed, repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last
  • do not give more than 5 times in 24 hours
  • do not give for more than 5 days unless directed by a doctor
Weight (lb)Age (yr)Dose (tsp or mL)
under 24under 2 yearsask a doctor
24-352-3 years1 tsp or 5 mL
36-474-5 years1 ½ tsp or 7.5 mL
48-596-8 years 2 tsp or 10 mL
60-719-10 years 2 ½ tsp or 12.5 mL
72-9511 years3 tsp or 15 mL

Attention: use only enclosed dosing cup specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.

Storage and Handling

  • each teaspoon contains: sodium 2 mg
  • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • do not use if neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted with "Safety Seal®" is broken or missing
  • see bottom panel for lot number and expiration date

Inactive ingredients

anhydrous citric acid, butylparaben, D&C red #33, FD&C blue #1, flavor, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, xanthan gum

Questions or comments?

call 1-877-895-3665


See New Warnings Information

NDC 50580-318-10


Oral Suspension
Fever Reducer, Pain Reliever

AGES 2-11

1st Choice

Alcohol Free
Aspirin Free
Ibuprofen Free


3.38 FL OZ (100mL)
80 mg per 1/2 teaspoon
(160 mg per 5 mL)

Principal Display Panel
acetaminophen suspension
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:50580-318
Route of AdministrationORAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
acetaminophen (UNII: 362O9ITL9D) (acetaminophen - UNII:362O9ITL9D) acetaminophen160 mg in 5 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
anhydrous citric acid (UNII: XF417D3PSL)
butylparaben (UNII: 3QPI1U3FV8)
D&C red NO. 33 (UNII: 9DBA0SBB0L)
FD&C blue NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)
glycerin (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)
high fructose corn syrup (UNII: XY6UN3QB6S)
cellulose, microcrystalline (UNII: OP1R32D61U)
carboxymethylcellulose sodium (UNII: K679OBS311)
propylene glycol (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)
water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
sodium benzoate (UNII: OJ245FE5EU)
xanthan gum (UNII: TTV12P4NEE)
Product Characteristics
FlavorGRAPEImprint Code
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:50580-318-101 in 1 CARTON
1100 mL in 1 BOTTLE
2NDC:50580-318-202 in 1 PACKAGE
2100 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart34307/30/2010
Labeler - McNeil Consumer Healthcare Div McNeil-PPC, Inc (878046358)

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