How to take Paracetamol?

Lilya Mayak
Lilya Mayak
November 4, 2014
How to take Paracetamol?

"Paracetamol" is one of the most common medicines with antipyretic and analgesic effects. The drug is used to treat various diseases that occur with pain and febrile syndrome. Let's talk more about how to take "Paracetamol" to patients of different age groups.

"Paracetamol" should be taken orally with a large amount of water. It is advisable that the drug be taken 1 or 2 hours after a meal, because the use of the drug immediately after a meal slows down the therapeutic effect.

For more information about the components of the drug, you can find out from our article The composition of paracetamol

The frequency of paracetamol is 3-4 times a day. In this case, the interval between two doses should be at least 4 hours.

Without a doctor's recommendation, Paracetamol can be used as a febrifuge for up to 3 days, and as an analgesic for up to 5 days. You can find out from what article Paracetamol can be taken about under which diseases you should take the drug.

How to take Paracetamol at different ages

"Paracetamol" should be taken in 4 doses, given the maximum dose per day:

  • for children up to six months - 350 mg;
  • for children from six months to a year - 500 mg;
  • for children from 1 to 3 years old - 750 mg;
  • for children from 3 to 6 years - 1 g;
  • for children from 6 to 9 years old - 1.5 g;
  • for children from 9 to 12 years old - 2 g;
  • for adults - 4 y.