Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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While there are no drug interactions between acetaminophen and ibuprofen, it is usually unnecessary to take both medications to treat a fever. Doing so can cause confusion, and dosing errors have been reported when parents try to alternate ibuprofen and acetaminophen to treat children's fevers.
Be sure to talk to your pharmacist before giving your child anything to treat a fever. He or she can help you choose the best product and determine the right dose to give your child.
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