# You asked: How much paracetamol can I give my toddler?

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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

## How much paracetamol can a 1.5 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 much paracetamol can a 16 kg child have?

What is the correct dose of paracetamol for my child?

Your child’s weight 120mg per 5mL 250mg per 5mL
13kg 8mL 4mL
15kg 9mL 4.5mL
18kg 11mL 5mL
20kg 12mL 6mL

## What happens if I give my child too much paracetamol?

While paracetamol is known to cause liver damage if you give too much of it, ibuprofen (like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can cause gut problems and kidney damage in some children, even when it is given at the recommended dose.

## How much paracetamol can a child take?

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.

## 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 calculate paracetamol?

Example of calculating a paracetamol dose:

The calculation for paracetamol dosing is 15 mg × 67 kg = 1005 mg , however, you round this down to the maximum adult dose of 1 g, which is prescribed as 20 mL of a 250 mg/5 mL formulation, every four to six hours with no more than four doses every 24 hours.

## At what temperature should I give my baby paracetamol?

Your baby is under 3 months old and they have a temperature of 38°C (101°F) or higher.

## 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.

## What is the use of paracetamol Paediatric Oral Suspension IP?

It is used for mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period pains and general aches and pains. It is also used to help reduce a fever (high temperature).

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## Can you overdose a child on calpol?

Do not exceed the recommended dose. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help straight away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as children even if signs and symptoms are not noticed.

## What happens if you accidentally take too much paracetamol?

Taking too much paracetamol can lead to yellow eyes (jaundice), loss of coordination, low blood sugar, liver damage and death. It’s important to get medical help as quickly as possible if you think you have taken too much paracetamol, since the damage can occur even before you experience side effects.

## How many 500mg paracetamol can a child take?

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. For children aged 10-11 years: 480-500 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of four doses daily.

## How much paracetamol can I give my dog?

Paracetamol is a very popular painkiller in humans, however it can be toxic or fatal in small animals. Dogs are less sensitive to paracetamol than cats. A 20kg dog would need to ingest over seven 500mg tablets in order to suffer toxic effects.

## Is ibuprofen safe for child?

Ibuprofen, also known as Advil or Motrin, is safe to use in children at least six months of age and older. One dose of ibuprofen lasts approximately six to eight hours. Naproxen, also known as Aleve, is safe to use in children 12 years and older.

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