An Overview of Skypara-125 and Skypara-250 Suppositories for Kids

Skypara-125 and Skypara-250 are acetaminophen suppository products used to treat fever and relieve pain in children when they have trouble swallowing oral medications. This blog post summarizes key details about these pediatric fever/pain reducers.

What Ages are Skypara Suppositories Intended For?

  • Skypara-125 suppositories are formulated for use in children ages 1-5 years (approximately 10-20kg).
  • Skypara-250 suppositories are for older children ages 5-12 years (approximately 20-40kg).

The age-specific sizing and doses deliver appropriate acetaminophen levels based on average pediatric weights.

These medicines should NOT be used in infants under 1 year old.

Understanding Acetaminophen in Skypara

The active ingredient in Skypara suppositories is acetaminophen (APAP). This is a widely used analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) for management of various childhood illnesses.

Acetaminophen treats symptoms by impacting cannabinoid receptors in the brain to inhibit the production of fever/pain signaling molecules. This provides relief without substantial anti-inflammatory action or blood thinning effects.

When unable to tolerate oral medications, the medicine can alternatively be administered as a suppository that dissolves and absorbs through the rectal lining into the bloodstream.

Dosing Guidelines for Skypara Suppositories

  • Consult your pediatrician/pharmacist on the appropriate number of suppositories based on your child’s age and size
  • Common pediatric dose is 1-2 suppositories
  • Maximum daily dose is 4 suppositories in 24 hours
  • Space doses at least 4 hours apart
  • Never exceed recommended maximum doses

Closely follow all instructions provided to avoid potential overmedication and liver problems.

Using Skypara Suppositories Properly

Parents/caregivers should:

  • Wash hands before and after insertion
  • Have child lie on side with knees bent towards chest
  • Gently insert tapered end of the medicine capsule about 2 inches into rectum
  • retain internally for several minutes before standing
  • Never give a suppository by mouth/swallowing

Side Effects and Safety Considerations

  • Rectal irritation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Impaired blood clotting
  • Liver injury with overdose

Discontinue use if any severe or concerning reactions develop and immediately seek medical guidance.

Proper Storage and Disposal

  • Store unopened packs at room temperature below 30°C
  • Keep suppositories in original foil packets away from moisture
  • Return unused meds to a pharmacy for proper disposal

Frequently Asked Questions About Skypara

Below are answers to 10 common questions about these pediatric fever and pain relief suppositories:

  1. How long does it take Skypara suppositories to work?Effects start within 30-60 minutes. Fever/pain relief manifests over 1-3 hours. Seek medical help if symptoms don’t improve.
  2. Can Skypara be used long-term?No. Only use briefly for acute illness management. Extended daily use risks liver injury. Evaluate alternatives for chronic pain.
  3. Is acetaminophen safe for repeated use in children?Generally safe when used properly in the short term. HOWEVER excess use can result in severe hepatic complications. Carefully follow dosing.
  4. What if my child spits out the medicine after giving a suppository?The goal is retaining internally long enough to dissolve and absorb. If spit out quickly, consider reinsertion of a replacement suppository.
  5. Why use acetaminophen instead of ibuprofen?Acetaminophen has a more favorable safety profile in pediatrics, especially regarding internal effects on stomach, kidney and asthma status. Ibuprofen increases certain child health risks. However, ibuprofen has better anti-inflammatory properties. Discuss the preferred option for your child with your pediatrician.
  6. Can my 8 year old use the 250mg suppositories for bigger pain relief?The 250mg dose is formulated for the average weights of 5-12 year olds. Using in children under age 5 risks overdosing based on unintentional mg/kg overages relative to smaller bodies. Consult your pediatrician before deviating from age recommendations.
  7. Is it OK to use Skypara while nursing?Use acetaminophen cautiously if breastfeeding. Small amounts enter milk but not usually enough to cause issues. However, watch for any reactions in the feeding infant. Discontinue use if concerning symptoms arise.
  8. How many times can my child use Skypara in a day?A maximum of 4 suppository doses per 24 hours is permitted, with at least 4 hours required between each one.Too little time between rectal insertions reduces absorption of prior doses.
  9. Can I give my child ibuprofen and Skypara together?It’s generally not recommended to simultaneously administer multiple products containing fever/pain reducing ingredients. Discuss options with your doctor and clarify if combination therapy is suitable.
  10. Where can I buy Skypara without a prescription?Skypara and most pediatric acetaminophen formulations are available over-the-counter without a prescription at pharmacies. However, a doctor should still direct appropriate use for your child’s situation.

Be sure to closely follow all instructions and dosing guidelines provided for successfully using Skypara suppositories to help relieve fever, aches and pains in children requiring an alternative medicine route. Monitor for side effects and ask your pediatrician if you have additional questions.