Recommended Dosage: Tab: Adults and children aged 12 years and over: 500 mg to 1 g (1-2 tablets) paracetamol, taken every 4-6 hours as required up to a maximum of 4 g daily.
Oral susp: For children aged 6 to 12 years. Give in 6 hourly intervals; not more than 4 times a day.
Children 6 - 9 years of age: 6.0 mL - 10.0 mL.
Children 9 - 12 years of age: 10.0 mL - 15.0 mL.
The previously mentioned is based on the average weight-age grid of children. If the parents know the body weight of their child, it's always more accurate to use the weight to arrive at the correct dose. Refer as follows.
Using the body weight of a child, calculate the dose of Paracetamol Suspension 250 mg/5 mL a child needs. Calculation is based on recommended dose of 15 mg per body weight in kg (BW).
Table as follows provides the dose of Paracetamol Suspension 250 mg/5 mL to be given, based on body weight: (See table).
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