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Paracetamol 500mg formulated for rapid absorption.
Treatment of painful and febrile conditions.
Adults and children 12 years and over: Two tablets every 4 hours as required. Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6-12 years: half to 1 tablet 3-4 times daily as required. No more than 4 tablets in 24 hours. Do not give for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.
This information is provided for your reference only and it is not to be relied upon on its own as instructions for use of this medication. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances.
Other than liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise.
Why do I need this medicine?
Paracetamol helps relieve pain and fever.
How do I take this medicine?
Take this as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor. Never take more than 1000 mg at any one time and no more than 4 times in one day.
The dose for a child is different from the adult dose. Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.
Paracetamol may be taken with or without food. If you need pain relief fast, take it on an empty stomach as food may slow down the absorption of Paracetamol from the stomach.
You may stop taking Paracetamol when you have no more pain or fever. Take it only when you need to.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Paracetamol if you have liver or kidney failure.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some formulations of painkillers or muscle relaxants may contain Paracetamol as one of the ingredients. Do not take this medicine with other products that contain Paracetamol.
Avoid long-term use of any painkillers, including Paracetamol.
What side effects could I experience?
Side effects with Paracetamol are not common and may include rashes and other allergic reactions. However, do alert your doctor if you experience rashes that worsen or do not disappear after a few days.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.