How much paracetamol can a 20kg child have?

How much paracetamol can a 25kg child have?

What is the correct dose of paracetamol for my child?

Your child’s weight 120mg per 5mL 250mg per 5mL
15kg 9mL 4.5mL
18kg 11mL 5mL
20kg 12mL 6mL
25kg 15ml 7.5mL

How much paracetamol can a 20 year old take?

Adult dosing of paracetamol

The recommended paracetamol dosing for adults and children 12 years and over is 500 to 1000mg every four to six hours as necessary, with a maximum of 4000mg in any 24 hour period.

Can we feed baby after giving paracetamol?

Paracetamol is gentler on your baby’s stomach than ibuprofen, and doesn’t cause tummy problems. So you don’t need to give it to your baby with food.

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. Your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature of 39°C (102°F) or higher.

How many mg of paracetamol is lethal?

Based on the dose of paracetamol ingested (mg/kg body weight): Less than 150 mg/kg – unlikely. More than 250 mg/kg – likely. More than 12 g total – potentially fatal.

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How much paracetamol mg is an overdose?

Serious toxicity may occur in patients ingesting more than 150 mg/kg in any 24-hour period. Rarely, toxicity can occur with ingestions between 75 and 150 mg/kg in any 24-hour period.

How is paracetamol syrup calculated?

You prescribe paracetamol for management at home. 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.

How much paracetamol can a 11 year old take?

For children aged 10-11 years: 480-500 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of four doses daily. For children aged 8-9 years: 360-375 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of four doses daily. For children aged 6-7 years: 240-250 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of four doses daily.

Are paracetamol harmful?

Those we have tell us that paracetamol use is associated with increased rates of death, heart attack, stomach bleeding and kidney failure. Paracetamol is known to cause liver failure in overdose, but it also causes liver failure in people taking standard doses for pain relief.

Is 1000 mg of paracetamol safe?

The maximum amount for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. Using more paracetamol could cause damage to your liver. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day, talk to your doctor before taking paracetamol and never use more than 2 grams (2000 mg) per day.

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