Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Columbus Day

Monday, October 12

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care Only 


Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26

9:00am to 12:00pm

Urgent Care Only 


Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24

8:00am to 5:00pm


Christmas Day

Friday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm

Urgent Care Only 


New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31

8:00am to 5:00pm

What should I give my daughter for teething with all of the Tylenol recalls?  Is it safe to give her the generic? 

We have always recommended buying generic forms of medication, as you can get the same ingredients in a cheaper package.  When you buy a name brand, you are paying extra for the advertising and we are always happy to see products "go generic".  Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, also sold as "Pain and Fever reducer".  Advil and Motrin are brand names for ibuprofen.  The FDA requires that all generic and brand name versions of acetaminophen and ibuprofen be sold in equivalent strengths and forms, so if you have the infant drops, or elixir/suspension, or childrens' chewable of any brand, the dose will always be the same as the original name brand version of that medicine.  

You can visit Tylenol's web site to review specific recalled products, which now include some adult products as well. 

There are charts of correct medication doses for acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) on this NAP website.  Always go by your child's weight, not his or her age! 

For teething pain, acetaminophen is recommended, rather than ibuprofen.  Also try having your child chew or suck on a frozen wet clean washcloth, or you can try small amounts of orajel or Anbesol, which help some babies.  

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