The usual dose is 2.5ml of infant syrup (or a 60mg suppository). If your baby was premature, or they’re small for their age, check with your doctor or health visitor. They may recommend a lower dose. You can give your baby 1 more dose of syrup 4 hours later, if they need it.
Can you give a baby too much calpol?
Do not exceed the recommended dose. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help straight away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as children even if signs and symptoms are not noticed.
How many times can you give baby calpol?
Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do not give this medicine to your child for more than 3 days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
How much calpol is an overdose?
More than 250 mg/kg – likely. More than 12 g total – potentially fatal.
How quickly does baby calpol work?
It starts to work on fever in just 15 minutes but is still gentle on delicate tummies. Trusted by parents for over 50 years, The CALPOL® Infant Suspension Range is gentle enough to use from 2 months. Each pack comes with an easy dose syringe.
Will Calpol help baby sleep?
For many, Calpol is a panacea, a cure for baby-crying, a reliable way to settle your child and send them off to sleep.
Can you give Calpol every 4 hours?
You can take a dose of paracetamol every 4-6 hours if needed, up to four times a day. Remember to leave at least four hours between doses and do not take more than four doses of paracetamol in any 24-hour period. You can take paracetamol before or after food.
What is calpol 650 used for?
Calpol 650 mg Tablet 15’s belongs to the group of mild analgesics (pain killer), and antipyretic (fever-reducing agent) used to treat mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, toothache, menstrual period pain, osteoarthritis pain, musculoskeletal pain, and reducing fever.
What is a high temperature for a baby?
A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38C or above. Your baby may have a high temperature if they: feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead, back or stomach.
How do you give calpol to a baby who refuses?
”The only way I’ve discovered to get Calpol into my baby who hates it is to mix it in with his milk. Even then that’s not foolproof, as sometimes he doesn’t even want milk.” Before mixing your medicine with food or drink, check that it is safe with your GP.
Can you give calpol when vomiting?
You can give them liquid paracetamol if they have a high temperature or stomach pains. Do not worry if your child doesn’t want to eat. It’s more important that they drink plenty of fluids, such as water or broth. Don’t give them fruit juice and fizzy drinks until they’re feeling better.
When should you worry about a baby’s fever?
Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor.
Should I let my child sleep with a fever UK?
If your child is able to fall asleep don’t wake your child up just to take their temperature or give them fever medicine. Unless their symptoms are severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit, getting a good night’s sleep is more important to the healing process than monitoring their temperature.
How should I dress my baby with a fever at night?
Treating Your Child’s Fever
DO NOT bundle up a child with blankets or extra clothes, even if the child has the chills. This may keep the fever from coming down, or make it go higher. Try one layer of lightweight clothing, and one lightweight blanket for sleep. The room should be comfortable, not too hot or too cool.