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What Happened? The Acetaminophen Mystery The Diagnosis start of page content

The Acetaminophen Mystery

Select the measuring unit for the medicine that was given to the child by clicking in the "Units" box. Select the kind of medicine by clicking in the "Formula" box and click "Calculate" to find the effective dose that the child was given.

No. of Doses Unit Volume of medicine Formula Concentration of Medicine   Total Dose
mL mg/mL mg
Recommended Single Dose for Andy:
No more than 5 doses per day.
Formula Amount Total Dose

Infant Formula

2 droppers

160 mg

Child Formula

1 teaspoon

160 mg

Try some other combinations and compare your answers. Can you find a combination that yields a safe dose? Click continue to hear the doctor's analysis.