Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Dose Calculator

Acetaminophen Dose Calculator

Acetaminophen Dose Calculator



CountryCommon Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) BrandsConcentration
PakistanPanadol Syrup, Calpol SyrupUsually 120mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml
IndiaCalpol Syrup, Crocin SyrupUsually 120mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml
BangladeshNapa Syrup, Pyrex SyrupUsually 120mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml

Dose = Weight (in kg) x Dose per kg (in mg/kg) / Concentration (in mg/ml)

Given values:
Weight of the patient: 6 kg
Dose per kg: 10 mg/kg
Concentration options: 160 mg/5ml, 120 mg/5ml, 80 mg/0.8ml

  1. For 160 mg/5ml:
    Dose = 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (160 mg/5ml)
    = 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (160 mg/5ml) x (5ml/1)
    = 1.875 ml

The dose for a 6 kg patient using a concentration of 160 mg/5ml would be approximately 1.875 ml.

  1. For 120 mg/5ml:
    Dose = 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (120 mg/5ml)
    = 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (120 mg/5ml) x (5ml/1)
    = 2.5 ml

The dose for a 6 kg patient using a concentration of 120 mg/5ml would be 2.5 ml.

3. For 80 mg/0.8ml:

Dose = 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (80 mg/0.8 ml)
= 6 kg x 10 mg/kg / (80 mg/0.8 ml) x (0.8 ml/1)
= 0.6 ml

The dose for a 6 kg patient using a concentration of 80 mg/0.8 ml would be 0.6 ml.

Again, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional or pharmacist to ensure accurate dosing and to confirm any specific guidelines or recommendations for administering acetaminophen to neonates and pediatric patients.