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Antipyretic Prescribing

Author: Mooney, Shonagh Dr.; ICGP Quality in Practice Committee

Publication Year: 2013



Advice sheet for managing a child's fever
Medicine Chart for parents
Ibuprofen dosing chart (according to weight)
Paracetamol dosing chart (according to weight)


The Anti-Pyretic Quick Reference Guide was developed by Dr. Shonagh Mooney. Shonagh won first prize at the Quality in Practice Awards 2012 for a project she ran on Anti-Pyretics. This project showed that in many cases parents were not aware of how often Ibuprofen and Paracetamol could be given to children and that more accurate dosing of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol could be achieved by dosing according to weight rather than age.

Format Download
Keywords fever, children, general practice
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification fever
Pages 6
Categories: ICGP Resources
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