Skip to content
No more alternating meds?
mrswhitecastle posted:
I spoke with our on-call nurse this morning, and she said they no longer advise alternating Motrin and Tylenol. Has anyone else heard this?

We struggled all night to keep Emily's temp below 105. If I wouldn't have alternated meds, we would have been in the ER for sure at 3AM.
Emily (7) Elizabeth (6)
crunk05177 responded:
Really?! My sister works for a pedi, I am going to ask her later and let you know what she says.

I hope Emily is feeling better
Me (29), DH (31), DS1 - Michael (6) and DS2 - Nathan (3 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
seeit2 responded:
Oh no! I hope she's feeling better now, poor thing. I had not heard that either - Crunk, let us know what you find out please!
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (42) DD (6) DS (3) Just eat it, will ya
mrswhitecastle responded:
I spoke with the pedi about it, and he is fine with alternating. He said make sure that she is comfortable. Phew!

Emily probably has pneumonia. He prescribed antibiotics, which will hopefully work quickly. Her fever did finally break in the night, thank goodness.
Emily (7) Elizabeth (6)
iocasta replied to mrswhitecastle's response:
Oh dear. Hope she feels better soon. I thought it was strange about alternating but I have had much experience with it either, thankfully.
crunk05177 replied to iocasta's response:
Ok, the pedi my sister works for said she hasn't heard that and she is fine with recommending it to her parents. I have done it quite a few times and we never had a problem?
Me (29), DH (31), DS1 - Michael (6) and DS2 - Nathan (3 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)

Spotlight: Member Stories

I am a stay at home mom of two boys, Travis (4-19-05) and Skyler (12-15-06). I've known my DH Joel since 11-23-01 and were married 5-19-05.

Helpful Tips

my son is soon to be 5 and me and my husband thinks he has undecended testicles.
when my son was about 1 our doctor thought my son had undescended testicles and sent us to a specialist. The specialist said he was find ... More
Was this Helpful?
12 of 24 found this helpful

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.