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Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 0-2 Years Old

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Paracetamol Calpol Infant Drops

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 0-2 Years Old

  • Infant Drops Suspension
  • 0-2 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 2-6

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 2-6 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 2-6 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 6-12

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 6-12 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 6-12 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

  • Children's Cooling Patch
  • 1-12 Years
  • For express cooling action

  • L-Methol, Tween 80, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glycerin, Tartaric Acid, Polyviny Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, FD&C Blue No. 1, Purified Water
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Young boy taking his medicine
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HOW TO GET THE RIGHT DOSE OF PAIN & FEVER MEDICINE

The Be Sure: The Challenges of Parenting Survey commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare reveals that parents lack knowledge and confidence when it comes to children’s pain and fever medicine and that providing the right dose of medicine for a child is very stressful for nearly 1 in 3 parents.

 

The study also shows that parents commit the following medication mistakes:

  • 77% of parents don’t know the correct dose to administer to their child
  • 48% don’t use the dosing device provided with the medicine
  • 29% could risk overdosing their child by giving them a second dose if they vomited or spat out the first dose
  • 30% have dual dosed their child with paracetamol and ibuprofen.

 

In addition, healthcare professionals are also concerned about parents’ understanding when it comes to children’s medicines, and an expert version of the survey uncovers the following:

  • 77% of healthcare professionals have had parents say that they have given their child a second dose immediately after they vomited or spat out the first dose
  • 75%  have heard parents admit to mis-dosing a child
  • 60% have heard parents admit to giving their child a small dose of medicine only suitable for adults
  • 48% have heard parents ask about the correct dose of children’s pain and fever medicine to give to their child

 

Dr. Sally Gatchalianof the Philippine Pediatric Society offers the following advice on how to correctly dose a child:

1. Read all the information on the medicine label and carefully follow directions. Always read children’s medicine labels carefully to understand the correct dosage to administer, and always use the dosing device that comes with the medicine.

2. Whenever possible, choose the right dosage based on your child’s weight (if under 12 years of age).

3. Be aware of the active ingredients in each medicine that your child is taking to avoid giving two medicines that both contain paracetamol.

4. Understand that some active ingredients aren’t safe for children suffering from other conditions or taking other medicines. For instance, ibuprofen is shown to have more instances of side effects for children with health conditions such as dehydration and dengue and has the potential to interact with a larger group of active ingredients as compared to paracetamol.

5. Keep in mind that not all children’s pain and fever medicine are created equal. 96% of experts recommend paracetamol--the active ingredient in Paracetamol (Calpol®)--for pain and fever relief. When used as directed, paracetamol has the lowest rate of side effects among children’s over-the-counter pain and fever relievers.

6. Never give your child aspirin, because of the risk of Reye’s Syndrome, a potentially fatal condition that affects all organs of the body, but is most harmful to the brain and liver. While mild aspirin overdose in children can cause nausea and vomiting, severe overdoses can lead to kidney failure, coma and convulsions.

To help calculate the right dose of Paracetamol (Calpol®) for your child’s fever or pain, you may use our online dosage calculator.