Can I give Children’s Panadol to a baby?

Children’s Panadol is not recommended for infants under 1 month. Follow the dose instructions on the bottle; do not exceed the recommended dose unless directed by your doctor. You can also download the Children’s Panadol® iPhone app which includes a Dosage Calculator.

How much Panadol Can I give my baby?

Calculating doses

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.

Is paracetamol syrup safe for babies?

Giving paracetamol to babies from 2 months

If your baby is in pain or has a high temperature (including after having vaccinations), you can give them 1 dose of paracetamol syrup (or 1 suppository). The usual dose is 2.5ml of infant syrup (or a 60mg suppository).

What age can babies have Panadol?

Panadol® and Dymadon® are examples of paracetamol. You can use ibuprofen instead of paracetamol for pain and fever relief. It’s suitable for children over three months, but you should avoid using it if your child has severe asthma.

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Is Panadol syrup good for babies?

Not recommended for children under 2 months. Medical advice should be sought before giving Panadol Baby & Infant to your child if: Your child has liver or kidney problems.

Is it OK to give baby Panadol every night?

Give every 4-6 hours but do NOT give more often than 4 times a day. Do NOT wake a child to give them paracetamol.

Can I mix Children’s Panadol with milk?

Add the dose of liquid medicine to a glass of milk or fruit juice (preferably at room temperature). Make sure your child drinks all the mixture straight away. Then add some more juice or milk to the glass, swirl it round and ask your child to drink the liquid. This makes sure they get all the medicine.

How much paracetamol can a 10kg baby have?

Paracetamol dosing chart
10 kg 6 mL 3 mL
13 kg 8 mL 4 mL
15 kg 9 mL 4.5 mL
18 kg 11 mL 5 mL

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.

Can we feed baby after giving paracetamol?

Paracetamol is gentler on your baby’s stomach than ibuprofen, and doesn’t cause tummy problems. So you don’t need to give it to your baby with food.

How much paracetamol can a 3 month old have?

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. Leave at least 4 hours between doses.

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Child’s Age How Much How often (in 24 hours)
3 – 6 months One 2.5 mL spoonful (small end) 4 times

Can you mix baby Panadol with water?

You can mix Children’s Panadol in water or fruit juice to help mask the taste of paracetamol. Paracetamol has a bitter taste, which may be the reason why your little one has difficulty.

What is baby Panadol used for?

This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.

Can I give Panadol in milk?

Help the medicine go down

Don’t mix medicine into a bottle of milk or cup of juice, however. If your child doesn’t drink the whole thing, he won’t get a full dose.

How long does children’s Panadol take to work?

How long will it take for liquid paracetamol to work for my child? It varies between individuals but paracetamol seems to have the maximum effect between 1 ½ and 3 hours after you give the dose. Pain levels and temperature may start to come down before this.

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