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The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.
In Israel, the most common acetaminophen is Acamol. Acamol works to lower a fever and acts quickly. Additionally Acamol can reduce pain caused by headaches, toothaches, the flu, a cold, rheumatic pain and severe period pains. Acamol does not affect the digestive system and can therefore be taken by patients who suffer from ulcers.
When shouldn’t I use this drug?
Do not take Acamol if you are allergic to paracetmol or any of the other components in the drug. Please consult your doctor if you suffer from a medical condition, particularly one which affects the kidneys or liver, or are taking another drug. The drug can poison small children and babies if too much is administered. Read the instructions carefully to prevent such a situation. Some patients may be more sensitive to liver poisoning caused by Acamol, including, chronic alcoholics, patients with liver disease, patients suffering from malnourishment or patients taking drugs which increase liver enzyme production.
Acamol is also known as paracetamol.
Please keep the Acamol in a cold, dry place out of reach of children. Do not take the medication if it is expired.
Children 6-12: ½-1 whole tablet every 4-6 hours. Your child should not take more than 5 doses a day.
Children over the age of 12: 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. Your child should not take more than 8 tablets a day.
If you know your child’s weight, please follow the directions on the box. If you do not know your child’s weight, go according to his age.
Based on Age: children that are the same age can be of a different weight, which is why it is important to try and determine your child's weight prior to administering medication.
Children aged 12 and older: 20 ml. every 4-5 hours
Do not administer more than the recommended dose. Wait at least 4 hours between every dose.
Use the syringe supplied to administer the syrup. Every line indicates 0.1 ml. Make sure to thoroughly wash every part of the syringe before and after each usage. If the fever lasts fore more than 3 consecutive days, please see your doctor. If the pain lasts more than 5 consecutive days, please see your doctor.
Should my child take the medication with food or water?
The pill should be taken with a glass of water.
When should I stop administering the medication?
You can stop administering the medication once your child feels better.
What are the side effects from the medication?
Side effects can be a rash, or dizziness. Most side effects are light and relatively rare
When should I call a doctor?
Do not take any additional medications to reduce a fever without consulting your doctor first. Anytime your child experiences side effects which are not listed or your child's condition deteriorates, please call your doctor.
Are there any special instructions I should follow?
In some cases, children exhibit signs of an allergic reaction (rash, edema, difficulty breathing). This is more common among asthma patients. If your child exhibits signs of an allergic reaction, go immediately to the ER.