Children’s Panadol Suppositories 5–12 Years

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250mg Paracetamol

Searching for an alternative to oral pain relievers? Look no further than Children’s Panadol Suppositories for children ages 5 to 12 years. Providing effective pain relief for children without having to swallow tablets, caplets or oral solutions, our children’s suppositories can be used to manage fever and pain.

As a parent, encouraging your little ones to swallow tablets for much needed pain relief can be difficult, which is why Children’s Panadol is here to help. If your child is struggling to – or refuses to – swallow tablets, our children’s suppositories are a great alternative.

Panadol Suppositories provide effective pain relief for children suffering with teething pains, troublesome earaches, tenderness after immunisation and more. Plus, there’s no need for them to swallow tablets, caplets or oral solutions – suited if your child is experiencing nausea or vomiting.

The active ingredient in Children’s Panadol Suppositories (paracetamol) can reduce fever in young children for up to six hours, and help to relieve pain caused by:

  • Teething
  • Immunisation
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Cold and flu symptoms


Find out more about Children’s Panadol Suppositories for young children, what’s in them and how to administer them, by reading our guide below.

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Dosage information
The right dosage of Children’s Panadol Suppositories to give your child will depend on their weight. Only use age if weight is unknown. Use our simple dosage chart below to match your child's weight (or their age if you don’t know their weight) to the correct dose for that group.

If your child weighs less than 18kg (or is under 5 years of age) or more than 41kg, please consult your doctor about adjusting the dose to suit them.

Do not give your child more than 4 doses of Children’s Panadol Suppositories for their age/weight group in one day or within any 24-hour period unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.

Consult a doctor before giving Children’s Panadol Suppositories to children aged under five years.

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Age Weight  Dose How often
5 – 8 years 18 - 25 kgs 1 suppository
(250mg paracetamol per suppository)
Every 4 to 6 hours as required (maximum 4 in 24 hours)
9 – 12 years 28 - 41 kgs 2 suppositories
(250mg paracetamol per suppository)
Every 4 to 6 hours as required (maximum 8 in 24 hours)

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

Before using Children’s Panadol Suppositories for children aged 5 to 12 years, 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.

Children’s Panadol Suppositories are designed in a solid, torpedo shape, so they can be easily inserted into the rectum to dissolve and release paracetamol.

Simply insert the suppository into the rectum, larger/thicker end first. For ease of insertion, the suppository can be moistened first.

Active ingredient: paracetamol. Children’s Panadol Suppositories for children aged 5 to 12 years contain 250mg paracetamol per suppository.

  • Always read the product label before use and do not exceed the recommended dose.
  • Panadol rarely has side effects when taken at the recommended dose, however if your child does experience any side effects as a result of using Panadol Suppositories, stop use immediately and consult a healthcare professional.
  • Panadol Suppositories contain paracetamol. They should not be used alongside any other products that contain paracetamol, as combining paracetamol-based medicines may lead to an overdose. Always read the product label on any other medication you plan to give your child in combination with Panadol before use, and consult with a doctor or pharmacist to check that it is safe to do so.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.

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