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Paracetamol dosage for children by weight

The regularly prescribed analgesic and antipyretic oral or rectal dose of paracetamol for children over 3 months is

10 to 15 mg per 1 kilogram of body weight

It can be administered every 4 to 6 hours, with the maximum of 5 doses in 24 hours. The maximal daily pediatric dose of paracetamol is

60 mg/kg

According to some sources, rectal administration of drugs is less effective, but it’s been proven that the same oral and rectal paracetamol dosages have comparably effective antipyretic properties. That’s why the recommended doses for the liquid form of drug and suppositories are identical. Read more about it here.

If you think your child needs more than the maximal dose, it’s possible to use paracetamol and ibuprofen alternately. Please consult your pediatrician before administering more drugs to your child.