Frequent question: How much paracetamol can I give my toddler?

Age How much? How often?
3 to 6 months 2.5ml Max 4 times in 24 hours
6 to 24 months 5ml Max 4 times in 24 hours
2 to 4 years 7.5ml Max 4 times in 24 hours
4 to 6 years 10ml Max 4 times in 24 hours

What is the elixir volume of paracetamol required for a 2 year old?

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Child’s Age How Much
2 – 4 years 7.5 ml (5 ml + 2.5 ml)
4 –6 years 10 ml (5 ml + 5 ml)
• Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period • Leave at least 4 hours between doses • Do not give this medicine to your child for more than 3 days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist

How much paracetamol is safe for a child?

The usual dose of paracetamol for children is 10-15 mg per kilogram of weight. In other words, if a child weighs 20 kg it should have 10-15mg x 20, which is 200-300 mg. This dose can be taken once every 4 to 6 hours, up to 4 times in 24 hours if needed.

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Can we give paracetamol 500mg to kids?

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should not be given to children under 10 years of age. If you take more paracetamol than you should: Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.

How many 500mg paracetamol can a child take?

Recommended doses of paracetamol are: For adults and children aged 16 years and older: 500 mg-1 g every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of 4 g daily. For children aged 12-15 years: 480-750 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of four doses daily.

How much paracetamol can a 2 year old have?

A 5ml dose contains 120mg of paracetamol. Six plus syrup is for children aged 6 years and older.

Infant syrup: 120mg/5ml.

Age How much? How often?
2 to 4 years 7.5ml Max 4 times in 24 hours
4 to 6 years 10ml Max 4 times in 24 hours

How do you prepare and evaluate paracetamol pediatric elixir?

Paracetamol Elixir contains: • Ethanol: This medicinal product contains 0.5 g of ethanol (alcohol) per 5 ml dose, equivalent to 12 ml beer or 5 ml wine per 5 ml dose.

What age can a child have paracetamol tablet?

Paracetamol for children

Paracetamol can be given to children aged 2 months or over to relieve pain and reduce fever if they weigh more than 4kg (8.8lbs) and were born after 37 weeks. Make sure you’ve got the right strength for your child.

How much paracetamol can a 10kg baby have?

What is the correct dose of paracetamol for my child?

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Your child’s weight 120mg per 5mL 250mg per 5mL
8kg 5mL 2.5mL
10kg 6mL 3mL
13kg 8mL 4mL
15kg 9mL 4.5mL

How much paracetamol can a 1 year old have?

3 months to under 1 year: 2.5ml of infant paracetamol suspension, given up to four times a day. 1 year to under 6 years: 5 to 10ml of infant paracetamol suspension, given up to four times a day. 6 years to 12 years: 5 to 10ml of paracetamol six-plus suspension, given up to four times a day.

How many drops of paracetamol can a baby have?


Kg (Lbs) Years 100mg/mL Suspension Infant Drops
3-5 (7-11) 0-0.5 0.5
5-8(11-18) 0-0.5 0.8
8-11 (18-24) 0.5-1 1.2

How long does paracetamol take to reduce fever?

Paracetamol has been in general use for more than 50 years, but the way it works to reduce pain and fever is not fully understood. Paracetamol begins to ease pain and lower a high temperature about 30 minutes after a dose is taken. Its effects usually last for about 4 to 6 hours.

What are the side effects of paracetamol?

Side effects from paracetamol are rare but can include:

  • an allergic reaction, which can cause a rash and swelling.
  • flushing, low blood pressure and a fast heartbeat – this can sometimes happen when paracetamol is given in hospital into a vein in your arm.

How much is a kg of paracetamol?

15 mg/kg per dose, to a maximum of 1 g per dose, every four to six hours, with a maximum of 60 mg/kg daily, without exceeding 4 g daily.

What temperature do you give paracetamol?

This has given rise to the concept of “Permissive Hyperthermia” where, for children, we administer paracetamol only when the temperature goes above 104F rather than the usual practice of using paracetamol for temperature more than 101F.

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Does paracetamol have acetaminophen?

Paracetamol is known as acetaminophen in the USA. Acetaminophen relieves mild-to-moderate pain, headache and fever. It is available as brand names such as Tylenol, Mapap or Panadol, and also as generics and store-specific brands.