August 6, 2015

Paracetamol Calculator

Enter your childs weight (Kg).


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Paracetamol Dose Calculator


Paracetamol is used for relief of pain. It will not cause drowsiness or cause your child to sleep. It can be used for children and babies over 3 months old. Younger babies must see the doctor.

Paracetamol has various brand names - Pamol, Panadol, Paracare. Parafast- they are all the same. A lot of cold medicines has paracetamol in them, so please be careful when giving medicines to children and always check what you are giving. If you have any doubts do not give and check with your nurse, doctor or pharmacist. 

Quick dosing guide - when not using the calculator

Your child's weight

120mg per 5mL

250mg per 5mL

5kg or less

Ask doctor

Ask doctor

6.5kg

4mL

2mL

8kg

5mL

2.5mL

10kg

6mL

3mL

15kg

9mL

4.5mL

20kg

12mL

6mL

30kg

18mL

9mL

40kg

25mL

12mL

 

  • Give the displayed dose in ml at 4-6 hourly intervals for pain or fever, MAXIMUM 4 DOSES IN 24 HOURS.
  • Have you given your child cold remedies? - it may contain paracetamol - please check and if so count that as a dose as well
  • Use a syringe for accurate dosing
PARACETAMOL POISONING

Paracetamol poisoning is common and dangerous to life. If you suspect your child has had too much paracetamol, call the New Zealand National Poisons Centre 24/7 on 0800 764 766 or take the child to your doctor or the nearest emergency clinic. More Paracetamol Poisoning Information >>

Mind that Child - Paracetamol Dose

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