05.28.2019

Tylenol for infants and children is the same. Why does 1 cost 3 times more?

Tylenol for infants and children is the same. Why does 1 cost 3 times more? Ryan Kellman/NPR

If you've ever had a little one at home with a fever, you might have noticed two options for Tylenol at the store.

There's one for infants and one for children. They contain the same amount of medicine — 160 milligrams of acetaminophen per 5 milliliters of liquid — but the infant version costs three times more.

What gives? It turns out, there's a backstory.

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