Tylenol Children's Soft Chewable Tablets

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Tylenol Childrens Soft Chewable Tablets

Sep 4, 2002
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Pros:Stage 3 for ages three and over, three flavors to choose from

Cons:Only 30 tablets in each bottle

The Bottom Line: Pediatricians first choice for pain reliever and fever reducer


Last week while at Rite-Aid I decided to purchase another bottle of the Bayer® Genuine Aspirin, Children’s chewable tablets when I spotted the Children’s Tylenol® Acetaminophen Chewable Tablets in the bubble gum flavor in the form of soft chews. Although this was a bit more money than the previous brand I decided to try it since the taste of the other ones was not that appealing.

It was not until I got home that I realized this container only has thirty tablets. This is very hard to even read on the box as the area is shaded in pink, but a bit easier on the eyes on the direct container. The expiration date is for two years, but with only thirty tablets I doubt anyone would have this lasting that long in a medicine cabinet. The regular price I paid was $3.99 with the other flavors fruit and grape. Lately my son has been requesting gum, which I have not purchased so I thought this would be a good introduction to that flavor.

According to my son after chewing four tablets one night last week, it was disgusting tasting. I took one tablet before I gave them to him and enjoyed the flavor. There is no chalky taste with the Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets. They can even melt in your mouth and let the taste linger a bit. Personally I have not chewed gum in over thirty years, but for the sake of getting familiar with the product I opted to chew one. The box is a bit confusing because there is a yellow notation that this is a Tylenol® Stage 3 for ages three +. But the red section in the upper right hand corner indicates this is for children ages two to eleven.

I did find on the website that there is a Stage 4 for ages over four with the listing also mentioning ages six to twelve years of age. Since I just noticed all these discrepancies I will be sending an email to them inquiring about these. Each time I have dispensed the recommended dosage to my seven-year old of the Children’s Tylenol® Acetaminophen Chewable TabletsI have not perused the carton due to his wanting quick relief.

Immediately I liked that the Children’s Tylenol® Acetaminophen Chewable Tablets are larger than the Bayer® Genuine Aspirin, Children’s chewable tablets. This makes my son feel like an older kid taking medicine instead of the smaller sized tablets. This afternoon when I arrived at the school my son showed me his mouth and the loose tooth that is waiting to fall out. This was very painful and discomforting to him. I utilized the Orajel Medicated Toothache Swabs upon arrival home. About an hour or so later he complained again of some pain so I asked if he wanted to chew some bubble gum pills again. His response was as long as there was a glass of water for him.

I opted to give my son only three of the Children’s Tylenol® Acetaminophen Chewable Tablets instead of the four recommended for his age and weight group. Since there are not that many in the container I am trying to conserve our supply! He consumed these tablets at close to five PM last night and at almost nine PM he got out of bed to inform me that his mouth still hurt. This time we went with the Orajel Medicated Toothache Swabs for some instant relief so he could sleep easier.

Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets is recommended for the temporary relief of colds, common cold, flu, sore throat, toothache, immunizations and reducing fever. The first time most parents utilize the Children’s line of Tylenol® products will be once the infant has received a vaccination. The carton should be stored at room temperature and out of sight and reach of children. There is 80 mg. of Acetaminophen and 6mg per tablet of Phenylalanine. The inactive ingredients are aspartame, cellulose, cellulose acetate, D&C Red#7, flavors, magnesium stearate, mannitol and providone.

I have my son chew each tablet separately before he consumes a glass of water. Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets should not be used with any other products that contain acetaminophen. As with other medicines contact Poison Control if an overdose has been administered. For children that have severe sore throats that have persisted for over two days it is best to discontinue and consult a Pediatrician. The same should be adhered to when vomiting is a symptom, a rash appears or fever continues for three days.

My son has only had one dose with no repeats both times he has taken Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets. You can repeat the dosage in four hours with not more than five in one twenty-four hour period. The container is a small white bottle with the push off cap once the arrows have been lined up. The tin seal will be intact and need to be removed as well as the wad of cotton inside.

The dosing chart is as follows:

Weight age tablets

24-35 2-3 2
36-47 4-5 3
48-59 6-8 4
60-71 9-10 5
72-95 11 6

My son woke up this morning earlier than usual with his tooth in his hand and feeling much better. This lower tooth really caused some serious pain over several weeks for my son. In fact he requested to see a Dentist! When our supply is almost depleted I will be purchasing another box of Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets over the other brands, unless St. Joseph’s is on sale giving me a reason to compare that product to the others. Just the other day I found a product at the end aisle near the cashier at the grocery store that I purchased on whim. Dental Care for Kids by Arm & Hammer this is baking soda gum in bubble gum flavor. It helps clean in hard to reach places. Today when my son comes home from school and wants to eat the gum-balls his teacher gives them I can instead offer him this gum.

The Tylenol® Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets is a viable alternative to liquid medicines and for children who are too young or uninterested in swallowing pills. This is not candy and should only be used when child is in pain or has one of the symptoms listed for temporary relief.


Recommend this product? Yes


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