Dosage of Novalgin®
The pain and fever medication (also analgesic, Antipyretic Novalgin® is available as a tablet or film-coated tablet (a special layer here ensures a more pleasant taste and makes swallowing easier), drops or suppositories in pharmacies with a prescription.
The attending physician adjusts the dosage and the duration of use of the Novalgin® prescribed by him to the severity of the pain or the level of the fever of the patient. It is also possible to adjust the dosage according to the patient's body weight and age.
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Novalgin® dosage with tablets
The important thing here is Choosing the lowest pain relieving and antipyretic doseto avoid unnecessary stress on the body. However, it can take until the onset of a noticeable effect about 60 minutes pass away. The Duration of action then approx. 6 hours. When prescribing, the doctor uses the following recommendations for tablets / film-coated tablets (one tablet contains 500mg Novalgin®):
For Babies under one year old is a Single dose of 50-100 mg compatible; exceeding the Maximum daily dose of 300 mg can strong side effects or Consequential damage cause.
in the Age from 1-3 years is the gift of higher single doses (100-250 mg), as well as a maximum daily dose of 750 mg Novalgin® possible.
Something older toddlers (4-6 years) tolerate one Single dose of 200-375mg with a Maximum daily dose of 1100 mg Novalgin®.
Children between 7 and 12 years can 200-750 mg as a single dose take without any problems, but should be under the Limit of 2000 mg stay per day.
For 12 to 14 year olds is considered possible Single dose 400-900 mg; a Daily maximum dose of 2000-2600 mg however, should not be exceeded.
Adolescents and adults from 15 years allowed to 500-1000 mg per single dose and as Maximum daily dose 4000 mg Novalgin® (but not all at once, but spread over the day).
Novalgin® dosage with drops
Used for pain relief or fever reduction Novalgin® drops (a Drops contains 25 mg Novalgin®) the following guide values apply:
Babies under one year old allowed to 2-5 drops as a single dose such as maximum 12 drops Novalgin® per day with plenty of liquid receive.
1-3 year old toddlers tolerate 3-10 drops per dose and up to 30 drops per day.
in the Ages 4-6 it is recommended 5-15 drops to give without however 45 drops as the maximum daily dose To exceed.
For Children between 7 and 12 years lie 8-30 drops in the recommended single dose range; the Maximum dose is 60-90 drops.
Teenagers up to the age of 14 years can 15-35 drops should take without any problems per day, however, only to a total of 100 drops come.
For Adolescents over 14 years and for adults be valid 20-40 drops as a single dose and 120 drops as the maximum daily dose.
Novalgin® dosage with suppositories
The prescription of Novalgin® suppositories (1 suppository contains 300 mg or 1000 mg Novalgin®) it is only from the age of 4 years possible.
Children between 4 and 14 years can as a single gift 1 suppository of 300mg receive. The The maximum daily dose is 3 suppositories of 300 mg each Novalgin® for children up to 6 years, 4 suppositories For Children up to 9 years, 5 suppositories for children up to 12 years and 6 suppositories for children up to 14 years.
Adults or children over 14 years allowed as a single dose 1 suppository of strength 1000 mg use, but no more than 4 suppositories in total per day.
At elderly patients with impaired kidney function (one also speaks of a restricted Creatinine Clearance) should be a dose adjustment in the form of a Dose reduction, especially in the case of long-term use by the doctor, because Novalgin® is mainly broken down via the kidneys and excreted with the urine.