Medication Chart Downloadable

When your little one is sick it can be hard to keep track of what medication they have had and at what time. We have created a medication log to help you keep track.

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The most common medication you will give your child is Paracetamol (Pamol). 

What is paracetamol? 

  • it is a medicine to help reduce pain and reduces fever 
  • it will not cause drowsiness or cause your child to sleep 
  • it can be used for children and babies over 3 months old 
  • younger babies must see the doctor 

Does my child need it? 

  • only give paracetamol if it is necessary 
  • use it if your child needs pain relief 
  • use it if your child feels very hot (temperature over 38.5°C) and is miserable 
  • it is not recommended to routinely give paracetamol before or after regular vaccinations unless recommend by your doctor or nurse.

Its important to: 

  • keep all medicines out of reach and out of sight of children 
  • before each dose, check if it is still needed 
  • know the right dose to give and check the label for the correct strength; do not rely on the colour or flavour to check the strength 
  • wait at least 4 hours between doses, give no more than 4 times in 24 hours 

Paracetamol does not need to be chilled: do not keep it in the fridge. Check expiry before using.  This is a guide only and not a replacement for advice and care of your doctor, pharmacist (chemist) or nurse. 

pamol dosage chart