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Paracetamol suppositories are used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain and fever in babies and children from the age of 3 months.
Paracetamol suppositories may be especially useful in patients unable to take oral forms of paracetamol e.g. with nausea and/or vomiting or for post operative pain+
Dosage should be based on the child’s weight, with a recommended dosage of 15mg/kg per administration. Ages presented below are provided as an accompanying guide only.
3 - 12 months (5kg): One suppository
This dose may be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times in 24 hours. The dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 4 hours. The recommended dose should not be exceeded. The product should not be used for more than 3 days, except on the advice of a doctor.
Higher doses do not produce any increase in analgesic effect. Only whole suppositories should be administered - do not break the suppository before administration.