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Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S


FORMULAParacetamol 500 mg
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPETablet
About

About

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics or painkillers.It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and reduce fever.The medicine is effective against mild headaches, toothaches,backaches, menstrual cramps,colds and even mild joint pain. 

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S can be used in combination with other medicines or alone as directed by the physician.Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is available in many different formulations such as tablet,syrup and suspension form;multiple formulations aid in providing the precise dosage to patients of varying ages.Dosage of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is dependent entirely upon the patient’s pain symptoms and age. Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S may be ingested either with or without food,with a glass of water to help ease the passage of tablet in the throat and to dilute the medicinal taste of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S in syrup form.Kindly do not take any medicine without a physician’s prescription. 

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S usually does not cause any side effects and is prescribed by the physician after weighing the benefits over the risks in every individual case.It can very rarely elicit a serious allergic reaction causing rashes, difficulty in breathing and swelling which requires immediate medical intervention.Before ingesting Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S,kindly inform your doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney dysfunction.Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is advised with caution in alcoholics and malnourished individuals.

Please note that this medication can be taken with or without food but the former is better as it has been known to cause stomach upset.The medication should not be repeated in less than a 4 hours interval. 

Kindly note it can cause serious complications if taken more than the safe dose.Overdosing or unmonitored self-medication can cause serious side effects.Even in case of severe pain,do not double the dose or increase the prescribed dosage without a doctor’s consultation.

Indications

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • Mild to moderate pain 
  • Fever

How Does Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S Work

The exact mode of action is unknown.It is suspected to work by acting on the hypothalamus reducing fever.This medication is also known to block the release of certain chemicals which in turn blocks pain impulse generation.

How To Use Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S’s dosage is entirely dependent on the individual’s weight,age and fever or pain symptoms.Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed,to be taken orally (via mouth) either with or without food; Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S ought to be followed by plenty of water or some juice or other flavor liquid to dissipate the medicinal flavor of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S.

Kindly note it can cause serious complications if taken more than the safe dose.Overdosing or unmonitored self-medication can cause serious side effects.Even in case of severe pain,do not double the dose or increase the prescribed dosage without a doctor’s consultation.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

For patients aged 18 years and above,the tablet form of this medication is prescribed.

Child Dosage

For patients aged 12 and below,the syrup form of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is commonly prescribed.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney and liver function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

There is no evidence of risk in humans but if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S.If you are breastfeeding,please consult your doctor before taking Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergy to Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Renal (kidney) impairment
  • Hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Malnutrition 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Impaired hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) function
  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Weight less than 50 Kg
  • G6PD deficiency (genetic disorder)
  • Haemolytic anaemia (blood disorder due to premature destruction of red blood cells)
  • Risk of serious skin reactions (in which case discontinue)

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of any of the following before using Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Drugs which delay gastric (stomach) emptying (e.g anticholinergics, narcotics)
  • Carbamazepine
  • Metoclopramide
  • Domperidone
  • Cholestyramine
  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Busulfan
  • Hepatotoxic drugs
  • Zidovudine
  • Alcohol

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Slight weakness/nervous feeling

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin rash

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects 

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea,replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

Key Facts About Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S belongs to a class of drugs called painkillers.
  • First choice of drug in the management of mild to moderate pain and fever due to its low toxicity, low cost and efficacy.
  • It is available in a range of formulations for sale including liquid, oral tablets, oral disintegrating tablets, chewable tablets, controlled-release tablets, dispersible tablets, injectable, and rectal preparations.
  • It is safe to drive after taking this medication
  • Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S should be avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney dysfunction.

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S?

In case of a missed dose,take it as soon as you remember.If it's near the time of your next scheduled intake,do not repeat the missed dose and follow your usual schedule.Also make sure you do not double the dose to catch up with the missed dose.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S?

If you experience the following symptoms, kindly seek immediate medical assistance as you may have overdosed on the drug or it has caused an allergic reaction.

  • Troubled breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain

#3.HOW DOES Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S WORK?

It belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics (painkillers).The exact mode of action is unknown but it is suspected to block the release of certain chemicals blocking pain impulses.It is also known to act on the hypothalamus reducing fever.

#4.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S TO START WORKING?

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S usually takes 35 to 40 minutes before showing its effects.Kindly consult your doctor in case of any side effects.

#5.IS Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S AN ANTIBIOTIC?

No,it is not an antibiotic.Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is a painkiller and helps in reducing fever. 

#6.CAN Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S BE TAKEN WITH NSAIDS?

Though both are safe medicines,kindly consult your doctor before taking a combination of these two medicines together.

#7.HOW OFTEN CAN I TAKE Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S?

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S’s dosage is entirely dependent on the individual’s weight,age and fever or pain symptoms.Commonly 5ml (1 teaspoon) of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed,to be taken orally (via mouth) either with or without food; Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S ought to be followed by plenty of water or some juice or other flavor liquid to dissipate the medicinal flavor of Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S.

#8.HOW SHOULD I STORE Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S?

Calpol 500mg Tablet 10 'S should be stored at room temperature away from light and moisture.Kindly put it out of reach of children and pets.












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