Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops
1 Month - 1 Year

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100mg Paracetamol

For relief from pain and fever in infants aged one month to one year, try Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops – effective for earache, teething pain and more. 

Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops are part of the Children’s Panadol range of paracetamol-based pain relief, which has been trusted for children’s pain and fever for over 60 years.

Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops are cherry vanilla flavoured, and contain no artificial colours or sugar. Plus, the oral liquid comes with a syringe for easy and accurate dosing.

The active ingredient in Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops is paracetamol (100mg/mL). Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops are an effective treatment for relief of pain and discomfort associated with kids’ respiratory tract infections, including cold and flu. Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops also reduce fever and relieve:

Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops are gentle on little stomachs and may be given to children as young as one month old after consultation with a GP or pharmacist. 

Keep reading for more information, including how long Panadol takes to work in infants, what counts as a fever in infants, and more.

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Dosage information
The recommended dose for Children’s Panadol in children under 12 years old is 15 milligrams of paracetamol for every kilogram of body weight.

Match your child’s weight to the chart below. If their weight is not known then match the age of your child. If your child weighs less than 4 kg (or is under 1 month of age) or more than 12 kg, please consult your doctor about adjusting the dosage amount.

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Weight Age Dose
4-6 kg 1-3 months 0.6-0.9 mL
6-8 kg 3-6 months 0.9-1.2 mL
8-10 kg 6-12 months 1.2-1.5 mL
10-12 kg 1-2 years 1.5-1.8 mL

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

Before using Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops, be sure to check the product ingredients and directions for use, and make sure you are familiar with any warnings and precautions. Learn more below.

  • Before use shake the bottle of Panadol Colourfree baby drops.
  • Measure the appropriate amount of medicine in syringe (see table for dosage guidance).
  • Cradle baby in one arm and gently slide syringe into mouth.
  • Slowly squirt a small amount of medicine inside the check next to the tongue.
  • Wait until they swallow the liquid entirely before giving the rest of the dose.
  • Can mix with a little juice or water first if your child prefers.
  • This dose may be repeated every 4 hours, if necessary (up to a maximum of four doses in any 24-hour period).
  • After use, wipe the neck of the bottle clean. Push the cap down, turn and close tightly until you hear a clicking sound to engage the child-resistant feature.
  • Separate the dosing device parts and hand wash with warm water. Do not use detergents or dishwasher. Allow to air dry before reassembling.

The active ingredient in Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops is paracetamol (100mg/mL). Additional ingredients: saccharin sodium, hydroxybenzoates. Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops contain no artificial colours or sugar.

Do not give more than 4 doses in one day or within any 24-hour period. Do not exceed the recommended dose for your child. Do not use for more than 48 hours at a time except on medical advice. Children’s Panadol is not recommended for infants younger than 1 month old. Do not use this medicine if your child is using other medicine containing paracetamol, except on medical advice. If an overdose is taken or suspected, ring the Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26) or go to the hospital immediately, even if you feel well because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage if left untreated. Stop use and see your doctor if your child has an allergic skin reaction, shortness of breath or wheezing after taking this medicine.


How long does it take for Panadol to work in infants?

When it comes to relieving pain and reducing fever, nothing works faster than paracetamol, the active ingredient in Children’s Panadol(1)* – so your little one can get back to being their happy self.

*The recommended dose for Children’s Panadol in children under 12 years is 15 milligrams of paracetamol for every 1 kilogram body weight. Follow the dosage instructions on the bottle. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless directed by your doctor.

What’s considered a normal temperature for infants?

Generally, anything in the range of 36.5°C to 38°C is considered a normal temperature in children. A temperature of 38°C or higher is considered a fever.

More about Children’s Panadol dosages

When giving your little one any Children’s Panadol product, it’s important to select the right dosage for your child’s weight. Learn more at our dosage calculator page below.

Dosage calculator

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