How much and how often should you use the product?
Take the paracetamol drops for baby exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Use the child’s weight or age to find the right dose. You can also consult with a doctor to find out the proper dose for your child.
Children (2-3 years, 24-35 lb/11-16 kg in weight)
Recommended: 160 mg every 4 hours till symptoms last
Maximum: 800 mg/day
Children (4-5 years, 36-47 lb/16-21 kg in weight)
Recommended: 240 mg every 4 hours till symptoms last
Maximum: 1200 mg/day
Children (6-8 years, 48-59 lb/22-27 kg in weight)
Recommended: 320 mg every 4 hours till symptoms last
Maximum: 1600 mg/day
Children (9-10 years, 60-71 lb/27-32 kg in weight)
Recommended: 400 mg every 4 hours till symptoms last
Maximum: 2000 mg/day
Children (11 years, 72-95 lb/33-43 kg in weight)
Recommended: 480 mg every 4 hours till symptoms last
Maximum: 2400 mg/day
Shake well before using. To ensure that you are giving the right amount of medicine, please use the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring out the medicine into the measuring device, check the markings to see if you can read them clearly. Then, pour the required dose into the measuring device. Make sure to clean and store the device properly after each use. You should not use a kitchen tablespoon or teaspoon in place of the provided measuring device as this will result in an incorrect dose.
An overdose of paracetamol can cause serious harm. The maximum amount of paracetamol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) every 24 hours. Taking more than this could cause damage to your liver.
Stop using paracetamol and call your doctor if:
- You still have a fever after 3 days of use
- You still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child)
- You develop a skin rash, ongoing headache, or any redness or swelling
- Your symptoms get worse or if you show new symptoms
Mechanism of Action:
It inhibits the cyclooxygenase (COX) pathways. It is thought to exert central actions which ultimately lead to the alleviation of pain symptoms.
It increases the pain threshold by inhibiting two isoforms of cyclooxygenase, COX-1 and COX-2, which are involved in prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. Prostaglandins are responsible for eliciting pain sensations. Paracetamol does not inhibit cyclooxygenase in peripheral tissues and, therefore, has no peripheral anti-inflammatory effects. Though acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is an irreversible inhibitor of COX and directly blocks the active site of this enzyme, studies have shown that paracetamol blocks COX indirectly. Studies also suggest that paracetamol selectively blocks a variant type of the COX enzyme that is unique from the known variants COX-1 and COX-2. This enzyme has been referred to as COX-3. The antipyretic actions of acetaminophen are likely attributed to direct action on heat-regulating centers in the brain, resulting in peripheral vasodilation, sweating, and loss of body heat. The exact mechanism of action of this drug is not fully understood at this time, but future research may contribute to deeper knowledge.