What Is The Dose Of Paracetamol Syrup For Children Aged 8 Months?
Good morning, I want to ask, my child is 8 months old and weighs 6.4 kg. Can I give 160 mg tempra syrup? and how many ml dose?
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The medicine you mentioned contains Paracetamol. This drug is a class of antipyretic (fever-reducing) and analgesic (pain relievers). Drugs can be given at any age, from newborns to elderly. However, be careful of someone who is hypersensitive to this drug. Where allergic reactions can occur, marked red skin rash, shortness of breath accompanied by a "high" sound, puffy lips and face even to the point of causing decreased consciousness due to anaphylactic shock. So an allergic reaction can appear from mild to severe symptoms though. For this reason, especially infants, especially those who have never received this drug before, should consult with the nearest doctor first.
Besides this, you should not give your child this drug in the long run. Because taking this drug in the long run can cause liver damage. We recommend that, if the fever lasts longer, more than 3 days, consult your nearest doctor to be able to do further examinations to find the cause of fever in children.
Regarding the dose of the drug, the drug can be given in the range of 10-15 mg / kg body weight at each time of administration, where the drug can be given 3-4 times a day. In children weighing 6.4 kg, the drug can be given starting at 70 mg with each administration. The drug can be given again if 4 hours after the last administration the child still has a high fever, with the same dose.
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