The usual dose of paracetamol for children is 10-15 mg per kilogram of weight.
How much paracetamol can a 15kg child have?
What is the correct dose of paracetamol for my child?
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How much paracetamol can a 20kg child have?
Paracetamol is the only medicine that can be used for pain and fever relief in children under 12 months without the doctor’s advice.
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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 3 month 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.
Can a 10 year old take paracetamol tablets?
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 drops of paracetamol can a baby have?
Do not give to babies less than 2 months of age. For infants 2-3 months no more than 2 doses should be given. Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
How much paracetamol is 60kg?
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 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.