Calpol

Calpol

paracetamol

Manufacturer:

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Distributor:

GSK Consumer Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Paracetamol
Indications/Uses
Relief of mild to moderate fever & pain eg, headache, migraine, muscle ache, sore throat, musculoskeletal pain, pain after dental procedure/tooth extraction, toothache, fever & pain associated w/ vaccination/immunization, earache/otalgia, resp tract infections including cold & flu.
Dosage/Direction for Use
120 mg/5 mL susp Childn 5-6 yr & 48-53 lbs 14 mL, 4-5 yr & 42-48 lbs 12 mL, 3-4 yr & 35-42 lbs 10 mL, 2-3 yr & 26-35 lbs 8 mL. 250 mg/5 mL susp Childn 10-12 yr & 70-92 lbs 9 mL, 8-9 yr & 57-68 lbs 7 mL, 6-7 yr & 44-55 lbs 6 mL. Drops Childn 1½-2 yr & 29-33 lbs 2 mL, 1-1½ yr & 24-29 lbs 1.7 mL. Infant 6-12 mth & 18-24 lbs 1.2 mL, 0-6 mth & 11-18 lbs 0.8 mL, 0-6 mth & 7-11 lbs 0.5 mL. All doses to be taken every 4-6 hr.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Do not take >4 doses in any 24-hr period or >3 days. Use the smallest dose that is needed to treat symptoms & use for the shortest period of time necessary. Patient w/ liver or kidney problems, who are underwt or malnourished. Metabolic acidosis, avoid use in patients w/ severe infection. Patients w/ glutathione depleted states eg, sepsis. Liver or kidney impairment.
Adverse Reactions
Thrombocytopenia, anaphylaxis, cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions including skin rashes, angioedema & Stevens-Johnson syndrome, bronchospasm in patients sensitive to aspirin & other NSAIDs, hepatic dysfunction.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced anticoagulant effect of warfarin & other coumarins w/ increased risk of bleeding by prolonged regular daily use. Not to be used w/ other paracetamol containing products.
MIMS Class
Analgesics (Non-Opioid) & Antipyretics
ATC Classification
N02BE01 - paracetamol ; Belongs to the class of anilide preparations. Used to relieve pain and fever.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Calpol Infant oral drops 100 mg/mL
Packing/Price
10 mL x 1's (P63.09/bottle)
Form
Calpol oral susp 120 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(strawberry flavor) 120 mL x 1's (P159.5/bottle); (strawberry flavor) 60 mL x 1's (P94.5/bottle)
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Form
Calpol oral susp 250 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(orange flavor) 100 mL x 1's (P188.53/bottle); (orange flavor) 60 mL x 1's (P135.62/bottle)
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