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Antipyretic Panadol Adult, Children

Paracetamol - Dosage and How to Use

How should Paracetamol be used?

The usual recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day when necessary for individual ≥ 12 years old.

Do not take more than 2 tablets at any time and ensure each dose is at least 4 hours apart. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

The minimum effective dose should be used for the shortest time necessary to reduce symptoms.

Follow the instructions as provided in the label or check with your healthcare professional for advice.

Paracetamol tablet can be taken with or without food. Do not take any other paracetamol containing products together with this.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Read on for more information on the use of Paracetamol as Postnatal Medication.

  • Updated on Friday, July 8, 2016
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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