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Can i take panadol (acetaminophen) night 4 hours after taking diclogesic suppository?

Can i take panadol (acetaminophen) night 4 hours after taking diclogesic suppository?

Yes: You can safely take panadol (acetaminophen) 4 hours after diclogesic suppository. Both these medicines belong to a different class. As a matter of fact panadol (acetaminophen) will provide additional pain relief. ...Read more

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Suppository (Definition)

A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more


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I have earlier used 80 mg Acetaminophen suppository for my 28 mths son now I can only find 125 mg Paracetamol suppository. Is it too strong or not ?

I have earlier  used 80 mg Acetaminophen suppository for my 28 mths son now I can only find 125 mg Paracetamol suppository. Is it too strong or not ?

Acetaminophen dose: The general recommended dose of acetaminophen is 15 mg/kg every four hours. Weigh your baby and ask the pharmacist to help you calculate the appropriate dose of medications they are selling. ...Read more

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Accidentally inserted infants tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository in 2 year olds vagina. What do I do? It has already dissolved.

Accidentally inserted infants tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository in 2 year olds vagina. What do I do? It has already dissolved.

Should be okay: Although this medicine is meant for the rectum, i would not expect any major complications from accidental insertion into the vagina. Watch for any sign of irritation or vaginal discharge, and consult your child's doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Yes: But make sure it's prescribed by a doctor and dosage is appropriate for age. Consult your doctor as well if vomiting or fever continue. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducing suppository and a children's liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin?

Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducing suppository and a children's liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin?

Children fever: First thing first .Why the child have fever? any cough, runny nose, wheezing , or any skin rash, etc...Does the child look OK or he is real sick. Does he need to the doctor right away or not? One of danger is high fever can cause febrile seizure. Ibuprofen in appropriate dose if he is older than 6 months could help. Sponge bath,ice pack, bath in luke warm water also very effective too. ...Read more

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What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

Poor baby & poor you: Obviously should not have happened, however baby will most likely be fine & recover completely. I would avoid that health care provider in future no matter how contraite s/he is. ...Read more

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Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Rectal pain and pain relief question.  Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?

Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

300mg: A child who weighs 44 pounds/20kg should receive 300 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. You can administer that as approx 9 ml of children's tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is a dosage of 1500mg of acetaminophen at one time safe for a 28 yr old female weighing 210lbs?

Is a dosage of 1500mg of acetaminophen at one time safe for a 28 yr old female weighing 210lbs?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not safe: That is a high dose and if repeated on any regular basis will put your liver health at risk. ...Read more

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