Paracetamol Dose Calculator

Repeat dose every 4-6 hours as necessary (max 4 doses in 24 hours).

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Safety Information

Paracetamol comes in two liquid strengths, 120mg in 5ml and 250 mg in 5ml. This dose calculator uses 250mg in 5ml  in the first calculation.

POISONING – Paracetamol is the most common single agent involved in poisonous ingestion in young children. IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR CHILD IS POISONED CALL 111 IMMEDIATELY.

Dosing Table:

Child’s wt
(kg)

120mg/5mL

250mg/5mL

5kg or less

6.5 kg

8 kg

10 kg

15 kg

20 kg

30 kg

40 kg

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4 ml

5 ml

6 ml

9 ml

12 ml

18 ml

25 ml

Ask doctor

2 ml

2.5 ml

3 ml

4.5 ml

6 ml

9 ml

12 ml

Usage Information:

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.

The oral dose of paracetamol for children aged 1 month to 18 years is

  • 15 mg/kg per dose, to a maximum of 1 g per dose, every four to six hours,
  • with a maximum of 60 mg/kg daily, without exceeding 4 g daily.

For further information on paracetamol dosing, refer to the New Zealand Formulary for Children: http://www.nzfchildren.org.nz/nzf_2439

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