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Rectal paracetamol in small children with fever.
  1. S Vernon,
  2. C Bacon,
  3. D Weightman


    37 febrile children aged between 3 months and 6 years were treated with paracetamol in a dose of 15--20 mg/kg by either oral elixir or rectal suppository. The rectal route was found to have an equal antipyretic effect and offers a practical alternative in those children for whom the oral route is not possible.20

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