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Panadol Elixir
5-12 Years

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48 mg/mL Paracetamol

Give your child effective relief from nasty aches, pains or fever with Panadol Elixir for kids aged 5 to 12 years – a pain treatment that’s gentle on little stomachs, with a tasty raspberry flavour.

When it comes to pain relief for kids, nothing works faster than paracetamol (the active ingredient in Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years) to relieve pain and reduce fever*, getting to work in just 15 minutes.

Paracetamol reduces fever in children for up to six hours, and also helps to provide fast, effective relief from pain caused by:

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

Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years is one of four forms of kids’ Panadol in the 5 to 12 years range. It comes as an easy-to-administer liquid (similar to a cough syrup) that’s gentle on little stomachs. Simply mix the elixir with juice or water before giving to your child to create a liquid pain treatment that’s perfect for kids who don’t like to chew or swallow solid medicines like tablets or caplets.

Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years also comes in a tasty raspberry flavour that kids will love.

Learn more about Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years, what’s in it and how to administer it safely, below.

*When paracetamol is dosed at 15mg/kg. 

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Dosage instructionsi
The right dosage of Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years to give your child will depend on their age and/or weight. Use our simple chart below to match your child's weight (or their age if you don’t know their weight) to the correct dosage for that group.

If your child weighs less than 18kg (or is under 1 year of age) or more than 41kg, please consult your doctor about adjusting the dosage amount to suit them. The recommended dosage for kids’ Panadol like Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years is 15mg of paracetamol for every kilogram of your child’s body weight, so it’s important to follow the dosage instructions on the bottle.

Do not give your child more than 4 doses in one day or within any 24-hour period, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.


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Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years Dosing Chart (paracetamol 48 mg/mL)

Age Weight Dosage Frequency

5 – 6 Years

18 – 20 kg

6 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).
6 – 7 Years

20 – 22 kg

6 – 7 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).
7 – 8 Years 22 – 25 kg 7 – 8 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).
8 – 9 Years 25 – 28 kg 8 – 9 mL

Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).

9 - 10 Years

28 – 32 kg

9 – 10 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).

10 – 11 Years 32 – 36 kg  10 – 11 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).

11 – 12 Years

36 – 41 kg 11 – 13 mL Every 4-6 hours as required (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours).

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

Before using Panadol Elixir 5-12 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.

Panadol Elixir for kids is easy to use. Simply follow these quick steps:

  1. Shake the bottle before use.
  2. Use the provided measuring cup to dose out the required amount of syrup/elixir for your child (as per the dosage table above).
  3. If desired, mix the solution with juice or water first before giving to your child.
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Active ingredient: paracetamol. Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years contains 48mg paracetamol per mL.

Children’s Panadol products do not contain sugar.

  • 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 taking Panadol Elixir, stop use immediately and consult a healthcare professional.
  • Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years contains paracetamol. It 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.
  • Note that Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years contains hydroxybenzoates, saccharin, benzoic acid, potassium sorbate and sorbitol (7.28g/52 mL) which may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.
  • Panadol Elixir 5-12 Years contains 140mg/mL sorbitol. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.


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