CALPOL®
Infant Suspension

Gets to work on fever in just 15 minutes.
Contains paracetamol.

For babies and children aged from 2 months to 6 years weighing more than 4kg and not premature.

Usage

CALPOL ® Infant Suspension provides soothing relief from pain and fever for your children, when they need it most. It starts to work on fever in just 15 minutes but is still gentle on delicate tummies. Trusted by parents for over 50 years, CALPOL ® Infant Suspension is gentle enough to use from 2 months. Each pack comes with an easy dose syringe and now we have introduced a new format: CALPOL ® Infant Suspension sachets, easy to carry whilst on-the-go.

Dosage

Babies under 2 months:

Do not give to babies under 2 months old. Consult your doctor.

 

For use after Men B vaccinations (at 2 and 4 months):

 Age of child

 Up to 6 months (usually at 2 and 4 months)

 Dose 1

 One 2.5ml dose as soon as possible after  vaccination

 Dose 2

 One 2.5ml dose 4-6 hours after first dose

 Dose 3

 One 2.5ml dose 4-6 hours after the second dose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For pain & other causes of fever:

 Age of child

 How much

 2-3 months

 2.5ml (if necessary, after 4-6  hours, give a second  2.5ml  dose)

  • Only give if your baby weighs over 4kg and was born after 37 weeks

  • Leave at least 4 hours between doses

  • Do not give more than two doses. This is to ensure that fever that may be due to a serious infection is quickly diagnosed. If your child is still feverish after two doses, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Age of child

 How much

 How often (in 24 hours)

 3-6 months

 2.5ml

 Up to 4 times

 6-24 months

 5ml

 Up to 4 times

 2-4 years

 7.5ml (5ml + 2.5ml)

 Up to 4 times

 4-6 years

 10ml (5ml + 5ml)

 Up to 4 times

  • Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period

  • Leave at least 4 hours between doses

  • Do not give this medicine to your child for more than 3 days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Remember that dosing instructions for ibuprofen are different, always read the Patient Information

Available as

  • CALPOL ® Infant Suspension 60ml and 140ml, Strawberry flavour
  • CALPOL ® Sugar Free Infant Suspension 60ml and 140ml,
    Strawberry flavour

 

 

See also

Treatment advice

"My son has a high temperature, what should I do?"

When your child suffers from a fever, it can be a sign that his body is fighting an infection. We've put together a helpful fact sheet of things to do and what symptoms to look out for.

How to care for an infant with fever

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