Suppol suppositories contains Paracetamol which belongs to a group of medicines called pain-killers (analgesics) used for symptomatic relief of pain and fever. It is also used to treat neonatal hyperthermia, high grade fever, neonatal sepsis, pain management in post-operative cases in NICU & PICU, gastroenteritis where babies have vomiting, febrile convulsion and following immunization vaccines.
The recommended usual daily dose depends on the weight of the infant. It is determined at 60mg/kg/day, to be spaced out in 4 different intakes per day: Suppol Child (170mg) - From 12-16kg (about 2 to 4 years old). Not to be taken by mouth, first detach one suppository along perforation, then tear at notch fully to remove suppsitory, lie down, hold legs with hands, separate buttocks to expose rectal area and gently push the suppository well up into the rectum, to ensure proper insertion, hold the buttocks firmly for few seconds. Insert one suppository well up to the rectum and retain it for few minutes. For grown up children suppository can be inserted in standing or sitting position.