Guide
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Learn the indications for use of paracetamol.The main indications are various pain of mild to moderate severity headache, toothache, menstrual pain, burns and injuries, neuralgia, myalgia.Paracetamol is also used to reduce body temperature in cold and viral diseases.
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Select the form of paracetamol, the most suitable in a particular case.Infants most convenient to give the drug in candlelight.Candles do not cause vomiting if you feel unwell, they can deliver a baby even when he sleeps.Younger children will suit sweet syrup.Adults generally prefer effervescent tablets or conventional - they do not take up much space in your bag, do not melt and do not spoil.
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Follow the instructions in the manual.The recommended dosage for adults and children over 15 years - 500 mg,
the maximum daily dose of 4 children from 6 to 12 years are 250-500 mg at a time.Paracetamol - the only analgesic and antipyretic agent which can be applied to pregnant and lactating women.
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infants to calculate the dosage, the active ingredient of the formula 10 mg / kg.Children from 3 months to 1 year at the same time give 60-120 mg.The recommended dosage for children 1-5 years old is 120-250 mg.Giving paracetamol to young children can be up to 4 times a day at intervals of not less than 6 hours.The maximum daily dose - not more than 60 mg per kg of body weight per day in a child.
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Stop taking acetaminophen if you notice side effects.The drug can cause nausea, abdominal pain, hives, rarely with prolonged use - the liver and kidneys, anemia.
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Keep in mind that the duration of treatment with paracetamol as an antipyretic should not be longer than 3 days.As analgesic drug can be used up to 5 days.Consult your doctor if no improvement - further treatment is possible only under the supervision of a physician or a specialist.