MHRA: More exact paracetamol dosing for children to be introduced

Updated dosing for children’s liquid medicines containing paracetamol has been developed to ensure children get the most effective amount, and to support giving it to them in the best way. The updated dosing will have a larger number of narrower age bands and will define a single dose per age band. Paracetamol continues to be an acceptably safe and effective method of short-term pain and fever relief in children when used according to the patient information supplied with the medicine.