Tylenol or Motrin

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 7:06am
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I emailed McNeil approximately a year ago and was told that they could not be sure that their Children's and Infant's Tylenol and Children's and Infant's Mortin did not contain trace amounts of peanuts/tree nut ingredients. I just emailed them both once again to verify this is still true. Does everyone feel comfortable using these products?

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 7:17am
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I am not a reliable opinion here....but we use both with no problems(it stops the pain or fever with no reactions). I've never researched it, I guess I never thought I needed to. Good luck

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 8:41am
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We've used both with not problems too.

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 10:11am
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We only use Tylenol. NOT because of PA...but just because I've heard of more cases of people having problems with Motrin.
[url="http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/adversereactions.stm"]http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/adversereactions.stm[/url]
Quote from the above link:
"Some people, especially those with asthma or sinus problems, have a sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. Up to 10% of adult patients with asthma, and up to 40% of those with nasal polyps (sac-like growths in the nose), may have aspirin sensitivity. This sensitivity, like contrast reactions, is caused by a direct drug effect on cells. People with aspirin or NSAID sensitivity may experience symptoms such as nasal congestion and a runny nose; itchy, watery or swollen eyes; cough; difficulty breathing or wheezing; or itchy red bumps called hives (urticaria) on the skin. In rare instances, severe reactions can even result in shock."
It sounds like it's not a common problem, but just to be safe, I only give my dd tylenol.
(I did not contact the company to check about peanut/tree nut ingredients, but dd has not had problems with tylenol.)
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Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 12:28pm
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We only use Tylenol because I have given my PA son Motrin in the past and for some reason he said it hurt his throat and started spitting it out. Don't know if this has anything to do with PA, but his body just did not tolerate the Motrin very well.

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 12:41pm
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My PA/TNA dd got a rash once after taking motrin. I don't know if that was the cause but since then, we've only given her tylenol.
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Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 1:17pm
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I always used Tylenol for my PA son - I used Motrin once per the pediatrician's advice and he threw it up. No problems with tylenol.

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 1:36pm
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We use Tylenol and Motrin with PA DD and have not had any problems. We use Motrin more than Tylenol.
Nicole

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 1:33pm
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We have safely used liquid motrin and tylenol a number of times over past 9 years. We have also used chewable tylenol. However, the orange chewable motrin we avoid, as it made my son's tongue feel "on fire". The manufacturer said that they have gotten that report before about the chewable motrin.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 2:01pm
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We have used branded Tylenol and branded Motrin for several years without a problem. She's used the chewable Motrin also. The Equate (Wal-mart) brand of ibuprofen/motrin and acetaminophen/tylenol makes my PA dd vomit immediately and violently. No hives, etc. Never did figure that one out.
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Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2007 - 5:07am
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We always use Tylenol brand dye-free liquid. Never had a problem with it.
Cathy

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