Tuesday, 12 April 2016

PARACETAMOL USED IN CHILDREN

As I earlier said that before using paracetamol in children make sure that product must be meant for pediatric (Child) use only. Use paracetamol to treat fever and pain in children over two months old. High dose (650 mg) not recommended for patient younger than 16 years. 





Before giving paracetamol to the children read information leaflet carefully comes along with medication. the correct dose of paracetamol on children based on following three things.

1. Child's Age

2. Child's Weight

3. Strength of Paracetamol in medicine

Recommended dose for children is 10-15 mg per kg of body weight. For example: If weight of children is 10 kgs. dose should be within 100 to 150 mg (10 X 10 to 15 X 10 mg). this dose can be given for every 4-6 hours and maximum 4 times a day.


Important Note 1: Do not give paracetamol to child below 2 months.

Important Note 2: First prefer syrup or suspension while giving to the children.

Important Note 3: Consult your doctor or pharmacist before given to the children.

Important Note 4: If wight of child is less than 5 kgs or more than 40 kgs, consult your doctor or pharmacist before given to the child.


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