More specific dosages introduced for children’s paracetamol

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced new dosing advice for children’s medicines containing paracetamol that:

  • replaces the current three age bands with seven: 3-6 months, 6-24 months, 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years, 8-10 years and 10-12 years.
  • defines a single dose for each age band.

Products should carry these instructions by the end of the year. See here for details.