Infant Tylenol vs Advil 

When your child is sick, a mother will always be very worried. So, choosing and giving medicine to children should be chosen very carefully and properly. Mother must be sure and know exactly clear about the ingredients that are in the medicine, along with the use and how to use it correctly.

The number of medicines available on the market makes mother confused to choose which one should be given to the children. Here, we are going to get you know more about Infant Tylenol and Advil. Knowing them, seeing by:

  1. What is the product description?
  2. What is its function?
  3. How is its dosage?
  4. Is there any side effect?
  5. Is it worth the price?

Now, let’s talk a bit deeper.

Infant Tylenol

Description

Infant Tylenol is an acetaminophen. This one is usually called as a paracetamol in some other countries. This acetaminophen or paracetamol is well known to relieves pain and reduce fever. Paracetamol itself is very well known as the best first treatment to reduce fever. Furthermore, this Infant Tylenol is also well known as the first recommendation from doctor. Most researcher suggest NSAIDs to relieve pain. As this Infant Tylenol is one of them. Read also: Advil PM Vs Motrin PM

Function

As this Tylenol as an acetaminophen which well known to relieve pain and reduce fever. However, some doctor does not really sure about how this acetaminophen work to reduce pain, but the issues about it affect to COX Enzyme in the brain to reduce pain is truly believed by the doctor. Besides them, this Tylenol also works on headache, cold and minor aches. 

Dosage

Using over the counter cough, cold or fever medicines is not recommended for infants under 4 years old. Doctor says using single ingredient pain relievers and fever reducers such as Infant Tylenol is options you can use to reduce your child’s fever and ease aches and pains associated with a cold. It is written about this Tylenol maximum dosage is 4000 mg, taken every 4 to 6 hours. 

The pain-relieving effect last for 3 to 4 hours. Don’t take this more than the maximum dosage instruction. In hurry to see the doctor if the pain is not relieved and the fever is not reduced. This Tylenol is completed with dosage measurer for children in age 2 to 3 years old. For children under 2 years old, you may ask your doctor. 

Side Effect

Acetaminophen is known having a highest side effect than other pain relievers medicine. Higher adverse effect, such as GI adverse effect, cardiovascular adverse effect and kidney toxicity if it used over the maximum dosage. That is why, the dosage you have given to your children must be measured clearly. The higher dosage you take, the higher adverse effect you get. The best deal about this problem is just use this acetaminophen in a very short possible time.

Price

This Infant Tylenol costs $8.77 a bottle. There are 2 flavors which are grape and cherry. Compare to Advil which is tablet, liquid syrup with flavors will be more effective to ask children to take a medicine. Both are coming in the same price. Due to this price, it is truly worth the price. 

Advil

Description

Unlike Infant Tylenol which is an acetaminophen. Advil is an ibuprofen. Similar to the description of acetaminophen or paracetamol, ibuprofen is also well known to relieves pain and reduce fever. As I told you above that some researchers suggest NSAIDs to relieve pain.

Advil is said as the more effective treatment given to relieve pain better than Tylenol because of its ibuprofen single ingredients. Meanwhile, Tylenol is more effective to reduce fever. As I told above, medicine with single ingredients is best for children, this one also welcomes the teeth of your children. 

Function

Nearly close to Tylenol’s function as an acetaminophen which well known to relieve pain and reduce fever. Ibuprofen is also well known to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. This one also works by affecting COX Enzyme. The good news is Advil blocks both COX-2 Enzyme and COX-1 Enzyme. Similar to Tylenol which affects to COX Enzyme in the brain to reduce pain. COX-1 Enzyme which associated with a protective effect on stomach lining.

 This is more effective to reduce pain. This works best for pain such as strains or sprains. Some customer use this to reduce pain because of menstruation, and it works. Even this instruction is not written in the package, I personally never do this, just be careful. 

Dosage

Similar to Tylenol, single ingredient such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen is the best option to be given to children. It is written about this Advil maximum dosage is 1200 mg per day, much lower than Tylenol. It is better to be taken every 4 to 6 hours. I capsule is an ibuprofen tablet which consist of 200mg. The pain-relieving effect last for 3 to 4 hours. This Advil works exactly the same as how Tylenol works. Don’t take this more than the maximum dosage instruction. In hurry to consult to the doctor if the pain is not relieved and the fever is not reduced.

Side Effect

As Acetaminophen is known having highest adverse effect than other pain relievers medicine. This Advil is coming lower. It still has adverse effects such as GI adverse effects, cardiovascular adverse effects and kidney toxicity. These effects could be decreased if you consume this medicine lower than 1200 mg per day.

Price

This Advil costs $26.49 a bottle. A bottle consists of 360 tablets. This is more expensive than Tylenol, but seeing how much tablets is in the bottle. This Advil is still worth the price.

Infant Tylenol vs Advil 

- 2-fluid ounce bottle of Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension medicine to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, toothache for your little one
- The infants' liquid pain reliever medicine also starts to reduce fever in as little as 15 minutes. Each 5-milliliter dose of the infants' medicine contains 160 milligrams of acetaminophen
- This baby pain & fever relief medicine comes in a kid-friendly cherry flavor that is gentle on little tummies and is formulated for children 2-3 years of age
- Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand of pain reliever & fever reducer and Infants' Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand for teething pain
- 500mg - 325 caplets
- Contains no aspirin
- Pain reliever
- Fever reducer

Conclusion

Both are coming from researcher recommendation, means that these two products are safe for children. I personally prefer Advil to be given to my children. Even Tylenol is liquid formula with cherry and grape flavors, easier the children to consume, compare to Advil which is tablets. But, seeing that ibuprofen cause lower adverse effect than acetaminophen. Advil looks more reliable, furthermore some researchers say Ibuprofen is more effective.

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