CHPA Files Petition to Expand Dosing Information on Acetaminophen Products for Young Children

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has filed a citizen petition to FDA that asks the agency to provide convenient and accurate access to dosing information for children ages six months to two years on the Drug Facts label of these medicines. Acetaminophen has been approved for use in young children, but information currently includes only “ask a doctor” in dosing children in this age group. This lack of information, the organization argues, forces parents and caregivers to proactively seek out information rather than having the convenience of instructions printed on the Drug Facts label. In a press release, a CHPA official said, “The peak of acetaminophen usage in children is for those ages 6 months to 32 months, yet the labeling of these products lacks instructions for this population.”