By Megan Jolin, APN-C (Advanced Practice Nurse-Certified), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
As a pediatric nurse practitioner and mother of two boys under the age of six, I prefer to use over-the-counter medications with as few inactive ingredients as possible. Non-essential additives such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and other preservatives can sometimes have a negative effect on our children’s health in ways we never expected, plus, they don’t impact the effectiveness of the actual medicine. However, finding a trusted brand with fewer inactive ingredients can be difficult.
That’s why I turn to FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories as my fever reducer of choice. Not only does FeverAll® provide accurate dosing every time – no measuring, no spilling – it does so without the numerous additives and dyes found in most other children’s fever reducers on the market. Above are a few of the most common additives included in a similar medication, that FeverAll® is proud to be without.*
*Compared to Infants’ Tylenol Acetaminophen Oral Suspension
Preservatives: Parabens are used as preservatives and solvents in many fever reducers, especially in creams, drops, suspensions and syrups. The danger of parabens, such as hormone disruption or sensitivity reactions and allergies, is related to the regularity of their use. FeverAll® leaves parabens out of its formula entirely.
Artificial colors: The clean and simple FeverAll® formula not only holds a commitment to additive-free medicine, it also is dye-free. Most liquid fever and pain reducers on the market for children use dyes that in studies, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Moreover, some people experience sensitivity and/or allergies to food dye, and this can make finding suitable medications quite difficult. Carmine, also known as red #4, is a good example of a popular food dye used in other fever reducers for children that has been linked to allergic reactions.
The past decade has seen an explosion in awareness of high fructose corn syrup and its effects on our children’s health. Although the food industry was quick to recognize the demand for products free of high fructose corn syrup and respond with a number of creative solutions, that niche is still largely unfilled when it comes to common medications for children. Parents and caregivers alike know that finding medicine without added sugars, particularly high fructose corn syrup, is surprisingly difficult. FeverAll offers fever relief that is free of high fructose corn syrup and all other sugars, every single time.
This is fever relief made simple!
Megan Jolin, APN-C (Advanced Practice Nurse-Certified) is a pediatric nurse practitioner, Mommy MD Guides team member (www.mommymdguides.com) and busy mom of two little boys. For more information on the role of a pediatric nurse practitioner, visit the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners website: https://www.napnap.org/families.
*Megan Jolin is a paid consultant for Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc.