rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


Until recently guidelines on calpol allowed the same dose to be given to any child between 12 months and 6 years.

However the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have now changed the recommendation saying that with the wide age range younger children may have been given a higher than necessary dose.

Dosing guidelines are now split into tighter age brands reflecting the weight and body development difference.

Those over 4 years old can be given the maximum dose of ml each time whilst those aged 2 – 4 can have ml to 4 times a day. Babies aged 6 – 24 months can have 5ml up to 4 time a day.

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