How to give children paracetamol
Paracetamol is very popular in the treatment of children. This drug helps to eliminate the main symptom of almost any disease - fever. However, to give his children should be only when absolutely necessary, in compliance with all recommendations on dosing and contraindications.
Instruction how to give children paracetamol
Do not give acetaminophen to babies. During this period, any of its release form is contraindicated kids. For children aged two months to 15 years of safe single dose of paracetamol is not more than 10-15 mg per 1 kg of body weight, and daily - 60 mg per 1 kg. The drug takes effect in about 30 minutes, and after 4 hour of his action ceases. Remember that giving children paracetamol can be at intervals of not less than 4-6 hours. If, however, there was the need for frequent application, alternate it with ibuprofen.
Keep in mind that treatment with paracetamol as an antipyretic should not exceed 3 days, and a painkiller - 5 days.
Pay due attention to the shape of the drug release. Paracetamol is produced in the form of capsules, tablets, drops, syrup, chewable and effervescent tablets, solutions for intramuscular injection and ingestion, rectal suppositories. Babies often prescribed candles and syrup. For children under 1 year of the drug can be dissolved in a water bottle or tea. As for tablets, children under 6 years, they do not give.
Also do not forget about contraindications to the use of paracetamol. It is not recommended in case of hypersensitivity to the components of the means, metabolic disorders, diabetes, liver disease, blood and kidneys. Be careful and asthmatic diseases in children. In this case, paracetamol may aggravate the disease.
Keep an eye on the child's condition after taking the drug. If after 2-4 hours, he turned pale, perspiring, or start vomiting, bring up the baby vomiting and call an ambulance.