Children’s Panadol dosing guide

Posted in Cold and Flu.

There probably isn’t a household in Australia that doesn’t have Panadol in the medicine cabinet. It contains paracetamol, not ibuprofen or aspirin, so you can use Children’s Panadol from as young as one month of age, which makes it popular with parents. We’ve put together some handy instructions on how to calculate dosage for kids, based on weight – so you can be sure your child gets the right dose for them, whether they’re tiny or tall for their age!

We’ve teamed up with Children’s Panadol to provide you with lots of quick and helpful information covering many aspects of children’s health and development. We hope you’ll find them a great resource as you take care of your family every day.

Getting the dosage right with Children’s Panadol

  • The recommended dose for Children’s Panadol in children under 12 years is 15 mg of paracetamol for every kilogram of bodyweight.
  • Children’s Panadol is gentle enough to dose every four to six hours if necessary.
  • Do not give more than four doses in one day or within any 24 hour period.
  • Children’s Panadol is not recommended for infants under one 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 smart phone app for Android or iOS which includes a Dosage Calculator. For more information visit Children’s Panadol.

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Children’s Panadol is suitable from one month of age. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the temporary relief of pain and fever. Incorrect use could be harmful. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist. Seek medical attention for children under three months.

This is an excerpt from The First Five Years, which is a handy and easy to navigate book, specifically developed to help parents. It contains a comprehensive collection of practical parenting information and useful tips for your child’s first five years. If you’ve ever wanted a quick guide to refer to in the middle of the night, or to help you decide when it’s time to see a doctor, this is a resource which will help you on your way. You can view it online or download it for free at The First Five Years.

(This is a sponsored post for Children’s Panadol)


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