Unfortunately, parents cannot protect their child from viral and acute respiratory diseases. And if your baby has a cold, there is nothing to worry about this: a comprehensive and balanced treatment will quickly defeat the illness. Many mothers are worried about the temperature increase at their children and try to immediately bring it down to the normal mark on the thermometer. Successfully copes with fever Paracetamol. Only here the dosage of Paracetamol for children should be special so that the child can help the drug, and not harm it.
Paracetamol for children: dosage in tablets, suppositories and suspensions at a temperature
Paracetamol is an active substance that can be contained in other antiviral pharmacological agents. Also in the pharmacy you can buy Paracetamol in pure form. Before we consider the features of the dosage of this drug for children, let's determine what temperature can be shot down. If the temperature threshold of your offspring does not exceed 38 °, it is undesirable to resort to taking pharmacological antipyretic drugs. Otherwise, you must immediately give the child antipyretic. Depending on the age of the child and the dosage of the drug, its daily intake is also different.
Paracetamol is available in several pharmacological forms:
- in capsules and tablets;
- in suppositories;
- in the form of a suspension.
The dosage of Paracetamol in different pharmacological forms for babies will vary. Also important role played by the content of the active substance in the product. Most often, Paracetamol is released with a concentration of 200 and 500 mg. The last in chemist's points meets less often.
Paracetamol suspension is rapidly absorbed into the blood tissue and begins to act actively. You can not take it in all cases. It is not recommended to take the suspension during gestation of the fetus, as well as give to children under 2 months.
The dosage of antipyretics depends on the age and body weight of the baby. Giving Paracetamol in the form of a syrup can be before meals no more than 4 times a day. The time interval between taking the drug varies from 4 to 6 hours. Very small kids syrup can be added to tea or water.
In 1 tsp. contains 5 ml of suspension, and the active substance - 120 mg. A single dose for a child should be an average of 15 mg per kilogram. The total dose per day should not exceed 60 mg.
At the age of 3 to 12 months, a child can be given Paracetamol suspension in a dosage of 2.5 to 5 ml (not more than 1 tsp at a time). At the age of 1 to 6 years old, a child must take at least 5 ml of Paracetamol to lower the temperature. A single dose should be 1-2 tsp. But older children, in the age category from 6 to 14 years, should take 15-20 ml of Paracetamol, which is 2-4 tsp.
Paracetamol can be used as an antipyretic for no more than three days. If Paracetamol in the form of a syrup is taken as an anesthetic, then the treatment course should not exceed 5 days. In other cases, it is necessary to consult with the attending specialist and undergo a full-scale examination.
As practice shows, Paracetamol suppositories cope more effectively with elevated temperature. However, for babies such a drug is prescribed exclusively by the attending specialist and most often under conditions of stationary observation. Failure to follow the dosage may result in complicated consequences.
For babies, the dosage of Paracetamol in candles is set as follows:
- no older than one year old - a candle weighing 0.08 g;
- at the age of three, the weight of the candle is 17 mg;
- in the age category up to 6 years, the weight of the candle should be 33 mg;
- at the age of 12 years at a time, two candles can be administered at a dosage of 33 mg.
Take Paracetamol in the form of candles to children can be no more than 4 times in one day. The interval between rectal administration of suppositories should not be less than 4 hours.
Many parents are interested in what the symbol for Paracetamol 200 and Paracetamol 500 means. The digital symbol indicates the content of the active substance in one tablet of the drug.
Children are not recommended to give tablets with the content of the active substance in the amount of 500 mg, and Paracetamol 200 can most often be found in the pharmacy. It is forbidden to give a febrifuge in the form of tablets to children under two years of age.
For kids older than two years, the following dosage of Paracetamol 200 is established:
- up to 6 years old it is allowed to take no more than 0.5 tablets at a time;
- in the age category from 6 to 12 years, children are given 1 tablet;
- over the age of 12, 1-2 tablets are allowed at a time.
The intervals between taking Paracetamol tablets are similar to taking syrup and suppositories.
Paracetamol with Analginum
Paracetamol in combination with analgin quickly knocks the temperature, but the treating experts do not advise giving this remedy to children. If you still want to urgently lower the temperature, then give the child a tablet of dipyrone and Paracetamol in the appropriate dosage. However, it is best to call for emergency care or visit the attending pediatrician.
Indications for use
In general, Paracetamol is considered to be a broad-spectrum pharmacological agent, since it can be taken at elevated temperatures and as an anti-inflammatory or analgesic.
Giving Paracetamol to children is allowed only in two cases:
- when the temperature rises above 38 °;
- with the manifestation of pain during teething.
In other cases, it is not necessary to take such a pharmacological drug by self-prescription - contact the baby to the medical institution together with the crumb.
Overdose of medication
An overdose of Paracetamol can lead to the development of complicated consequences, in particular:
- when taking more than 6 g of Paracetamol, liver failure or even coma may develop;
- with improper dosage of the drug, the baby may experience vomiting;
- pain in the abdomen.
In case of intoxication with Paracetamol, the child should immediately be shown to the attending specialist.
Paracetamol has long been considered one of the best antipyretic drugs. The dosage of the reception and the pharmacological form of the drug for treating a child can only be prescribed by a doctor. Do not self-medicate, because an overdose can lead to complicated consequences.