Paracetamol 500MG Tablet – RITEMED

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PARACETAMOL 500MG TABLET – RITEMED

Indications

Mild to moderate pain and fever.

 Dosage

Intravenous

Mild to moderate pain and fever:

Adult: 33-50 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 3 g) daily; >50 kg: 1 g as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 4 g daily. Admin by infusion over 15 min.

Child: <10 kg: 7.5 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 30 mg/kg daily; 10-33 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 2 g) daily; >33-50 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 3 g) daily. Admin by infusion over 15 min.

Oral

Mild to moderate pain and fever:

Adult: 0.5-1 g 4-6 hrly. Max: 4 g daily.

Child: 3 to <6 mth 60 mg; 6 mth to <2 yr 120 mg; 2 to <4 yr 180 mg; 4 to <6 yr 240 mg; 6 to <8 yr 240 or 250 mg; 8 to <10 yr 360 or 375 mg; 10 to <12 yr 480 or 500 mg; 12-16 yr 480 or 750 mg. Given 4-6 hrly if necessary. Max: 4 doses in 24 hr.

Oral

Post-immunisation pyrexia:

 Child: 2-3 mth 60 mg. If necessary, a 2nd dose may be given after 4-6 hr.

Rectal

Mild to moderate pain and fever:

 Adult: As supp: 0.5-1 g 4-6 hrly. Max: 4 g daily.

Child: 3 mth to <1 yr 60-125 mg; 1 to <5 yr 125-250 mg; 5-12 yr 250-500 mg. Given 4-6 hrly if necessary, up to 4 times daily.

Rectal

Post-immunisation pyrexia:

Child: 2-3 mth 60 mg. If necessary, a 2nd dose may be given after 4-6 hr.

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Special Precautions

Patient w/ chronic alcoholism, known G6PD deficiency, severe hypovolaemia, chronic malnutrition. Renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.

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Paracetamol 500MG Tablet – RITEMED