Panadol Liquid for Children, 2 – 12 years for Fever relief, 120 ml is composed of Paracetamol and belongs to the category Fever/Pain. It is manufactured by GSK.
It is a sugar-free medicine in raspberry flavor that provides effective relief from fever and pain in children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. It contains 160 mg paracetamol / 5 ml.
It is used for treating the following conditions in children: All types of Fever, fever Associated with Immunization/vaccination, mild to moderate pain associated with; Toothache, Headache, Sore throat, Muscle Ache /Sprain and common childhood ear infections.
• Routs of administration: Oral.
• Dose: Child’s weight.
• Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg presented in divided doses of 15 mg/kg throughout the 24 hour period. A single dose of 15 mg/kg for symptomatic relief of reaction due to vaccination.
Medical advice should be sought if pyrexia persists after a second dose of panadol.
For other indications, use only under medical supervision.
Dose may be chosen based on weight or age; use weight if you know it, otherwise use age.
It is indicated for relieving fever and mild-moderate pain associated with toothache, headache, sore throat, vaccination and common childhood infections.
Panadol is contraindicated in patients with a previous history of hypersensitivity to paracetamol or excipients.
Adverse reactions and side effects:
Adverse effects of paracetamol are rare but hypersensitivity including skin rashes may occur.
Contact your doctor immediately in case of side effects.
Overdose or accidental ingestion: Signs, Symptoms and handling (Antidote).
Paracetamol overdose may cause liver failure.
Immediate medical management is required in the event of overdose, even if symptoms of overdose are not present.
Do not use with any other paracetamol-containing products. The concomitant use with other products containing paracetamol may lead to an overdose.
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By: Tariq Ali Shah