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A 36-year-old female asked:

My 14kg 2yr old has high fever and vomiting.i am using paracetamol suppositories. is it true that only 4 doses max can be given a day for paracetamol?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes: Don't give more frequent than every 6 hours and only 10-15 mg /kg /dose of paracetamol, you can alternate with ibuprofen 10 mg/kg every 6 hours, meaning that every 4 hours you can give either medicine if your child is febrile. But more important in your case is to control the vomiting and correct dehydration if present, so kindly get your child seen by your doctor or go to hospital, good luck

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Last updated Feb 22, 2016

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