Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KB | 2009-08-20


Pain medication i.e. Calpol/Ponado

My LG of 8 months is teething at the moment and she' s been doing so well with her other teeth coming out, but now she' s struggling a bit and you can see that she is in real pain. I gave her Calpol last night for the pain, cause she' s not eating and she' s drinking slowly. My question is....... can a person give too much pain medication and they get immune against it? I don' t want to give her too much and like every day, but if the medicine is there to help them, why not give it to them and why do they have to suffer if you can help. Isn' t there anything stronger I can give her except for Calpol? Or is Calpol the best for a baby?

Expert's Reply



Calpol or Panado are both the same paracetamol medicines and are safe. They must be given according to the instructions on the bottle. It is usually not necessary to give the Calpol or Panado every day but only if you notice that your baby is in pain and is unhappy.

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