Can I give my baby paracetamol after vaccination?

Can I give my baby paracetamol after vaccination?
Yes, you can give your baby paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen or Tylenol) after their vaccination to help reduce any discomfort or fever they may experience. Paracetamol is a safe and effective pain reliever for babies, but it’s important to follow the recommended dosage instructions carefully.

The dosage of paracetamol for babies depends on their age and weight, so it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the appropriate dosage for your baby. In general, the recommended dose for babies under 3 months old is 2.5 mL to 5 mL every 4-6 hours, up to a maximum of 30 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.

It’s important to remember that paracetamol should only be used to treat symptoms after vaccination, and should not be given as a preventative measure. 

Additionally, if your baby is experiencing severe symptoms or if their symptoms persist or worsen despite treatment, you should contact your healthcare provider for advice.

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