The most convenient dosage form of acetaminophen for infants are rectal suppositories. The dosage can be calculated as the weight of the baby and age. For children in the first three months of life, there are suppositories on the basis of paracetamol at a dosage of 50 mg. They allow you to bring down the temperature to a child weighing up to 6 kg. For older children, the candles are available in dosage of 100mg. If your child is under 3 years old and weighs 7-16 kg, to use these suppositories. Children under one year (weight 7-10 kg) are encouraged to enter one candle, the dosage of the drug in older children is calculated individually depending on the indications of the thermometer. When subfebrile temperature will be enough of one suppository of 100 mg, resistant febrility is an indication for increasing the dose to 200 mg (two candles).Children 3-10 years (weighing 17-30 kg) to reduce the temperature, you will need one suppository 250 mg. At older ages the increase of the dose up to 0.5 g.
Suppository inserted into the rectum after cleansing enema or spontaneous bowel movement. The maximum daily dose of acetaminophen must not exceed 60 mg/kg of body weight.
Paracetamol in the form of a sweet syrup can be used from six months of age. Six-month-old baby to reduce the temperature assigned by the 1/2 scoop of the drug (60 mg). Dose one-year-old - 1 teaspoon (120 mg). Three years dose of syrup can be increased up to one and a half scoops, and by six - to two. Children 6-12 years can take 2-3 scoops of medication. Dosage syrup paracetamol for children over 12 years: 3-5 scoops (depending on body mass.
Paracetamol tablets are administered to children older than 6 years. The soluble form of the drug (effervescent tablets) is approved for use only from age 15 (when a patient weight of 50 kg). The dosage is calculated according to the weight of the patient, and an average of 10-15 mg/kg Effervescent tablet must before taking dissolved in 100 ml of water, and just drink plenty of fluids.
The drug can not be accepted more than 4 times a day, so if the fever came back sooner than 6 hours after ingestion of paracetamol, normalization of temperature have to select another tool (for example, ibuprofen). If fever persists over three days, you must consult a doctor to determine its cause and adjust the treatment.