MHRA sets child paracetamol dose

Guidelines for paracetamol dosing in children have been updated by the MHRA, with specific doses defined for a larger number of age bands.

Updated MHRA dosage system:
Doses to be given up to four times in 24 hours

Formulation Age Dose
Infant paracetamol suspension(120mg/5ml) 3–6 months 
6–24 months 5ml
2–4 years
4–6 years 10ml
Paracetamol six plus suspension (240 or 250mg/5ml) 6–8 years 5ml
8–10 years
10–12 years 10ml 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus