DOLIPRANE: the dosage
Method of administration
The capsules should be swallowed with a drink as is (for example: water, milk, fruit juice).
The capsule is taken against-indicated in children under 6 years of age because it may cause wrong. Use another form.
This presentation is reserved for adults and children over 27 kg (approximately from 8 years).
In children, it is imperative to respect the dosages defined according to the weight of the child and therefore choose a customized presentation. The approximate ages based on the weights are given for information.
The recommended daily dose of paracetamol is approximately 60 mg / kg / day, divided into 4 or 6 outlets, approximately 15 mg / kg every 6 hours or 10 mg / kg every 4 hours.
For children with a weight of 27-40 kg (approximately 8-13 years), the dosage is 1 capsule of 500 mg per dose, to be repeated if necessary after 6 hours, not to exceed 4 capsules per day.
For children weighing 41 to 50 kg (12 to 15 years), the dosage is 1 capsule of 500 mg per dose, to be repeated if necessary after 4 hours, not to exceed 6 capsules per day.
For adults and children weighing more than 50 kg (from 15 years);
The usual unit dosage is 1 to 2 capsules of 500 mg per dose, to be repeated if necessary after 4 hours minimum.
It is usually not necessary to exceed 3 g of acetaminophen per day, or 6 capsules per day. However, in case of more severe pain, the maximum dose may be increased to 4 g per day, or 8 capsules per day.
Always an interval of 4 hours between doses.
Maximum recommended doses, see section Special warnings and precautions.
Frequency of administration
Systematic decision can avoid oscillations of pain or fever:
· The child, they must be regularly spaced, including at night, preferably 6 hours, and at least 4 hours.
· Adults, they should be spaced at least 4 hours.
In case of severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 ml / min) the interval between two doses should be increased and be a minimum of 8 hours. Dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 3 g per day, or 6 capsules.
The daily dose lowest effective should be considered, not to exceed 60 mg / kg / day (not to exceed 3 g / day) in the following situations:
- adults less than 50 kg
- mild to moderate hepatic insufficiency
- chronic alcoholism
- chronic malnutrition
DOLIPRANE: its appearance and shape
Blue and yellow capsule with inscription DOLIPRANE ® (DOLI on the blue Prane on the yellow part).
DOLIPRANE ®: How it works
OTHER ANALGESICS and ANTIPYRETICS-ANILIDES, ATC code: N02BE01. N: Central nervous system.
Paracetamol has a mechanism of central and peripheral actions.