[Q&A] Fever medicine

Question: Can a kid be given with paracetamol and diclofenac sodium at the same time? If so, what are the right dosage? Thanks.

Answer: Diclofenac and paracetamol can be given at the same time for fever but it is not advisable to do so. The recommended NSAID for fever is ibuprofen, not diclofenac. Diclofenac is only given in suppository form when children have very high fever. Dosage is according to the weight of the child.