I had the opportunity to try Jr Tylenol Grape Punch Flavored Meltaways a couple weeks ago when I had a bad sore throat and a stomach ache. I normally take ibuprofen when I have pain but I must have done a number on my stomach as I had severe heartburn so I was afraid to take any Advil and was even afraid to swallow a pill.
I asked my husband to go to the store and find something that was either a quick dissolving strip or a liquid Tylenol because I did not feel I could swallow anything effectively. He brought home the grape flavored Tylenol and I could not have been happier with his choice.
These are larger sized grape flavored tablets that dissolve in the mouth. They are purple in color and have a good flavor. Each tablet contains 160mg of Tylenol which is also called Acetaminophen
If you do not like Grape these also come in Bubble Gum Flavor. I am glad my husband brought me the Grape ones. But kids might prefer Bubble Gum.
Directions for Use
ages 6-8 (48-59lbs) 2 tablets (320mg)
ages 9-10 (60-71lbs) 2 1/2 tablets (400mg)
age 11 (72-95lbs) 3 tablets (480mg)
The adult dose of Tylenol is 650-1000mg so if you are an adult the dose of the Tylenol Jr would be 4-6 tablets
All dosing is every 4 to 6 hrs
Place tablets in the mouth one and a time and let them dissolve or chew them. I just let them dissolve.
You are not supposed to take more than 5 doses in a 24 hr period.
How well it worked on my fever and sore throat
I was really pleased with the Grape Flavored Tylenol. I loved the taste and they felt soothing when they went down. I am not sure if this was just me or if they really helped immediately to make my throat feel better. I only took 3 because I tend to react strongly to drugs but I felt that these worked right away. I was wondering if perhaps the medication was being absorbed in my throat since I was letting them melt and go down slowly rather than crunching them up to get in my stomach faster.
I did have a low grade fever and the Tylenol Jr seemed to work for that too.
I will definitely be buying this again and keeping it on hand in case I get another sore throat. This worked great and was easy on my stomach.
Final Thoughts and Rating
Jr Tylenol Grape Flavored Meltaways get a 5 star rating from me. There was nothing I did not like about them and I recommend them for kids and adults.