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Advice on Use

Asprin Use:

There is a possible association between aspirin and Reye's syndrome when given to children. Reye's syndrome is a very rare disease, which can be fatal. For this reason, aspirin should not be given to children under 16 years, unless on the advice of a doctor.

Can children take any of the Anadin

Anadin Paracetamol* is suitable for children aged 6 years and over. See leaflet instructions for dosage.

Anadin Ibuprofen†, Anadin LiquiFast 200mg† and Anadin LiquiFast 400mg‡ are suitable for children aged 12 years and over. See leaflet instructions for dosage.

Anadin Extra, Anadin Extra Soluble and Anadin Original** should not be given to children under 16 years old, unless on the advice of a doctor.

Always read the leaflet enclosed in the pack before use.

* Contains Paracetamol 500mg

† Contains Ibuprofen 200mg

‡ Contains Ibuprofen 400mg

** Contains Aspirin 325mg and Caffeine 15mg

Can I take any of the Anadin range of painkillers if I am pregnant/breast-feeding?

Women should seek advice from their doctor before using any medicines in pregnancy.

Anadin Original**, Anadin Extra and Anadin Extra Soluble should not be taken if you are in late pregnancy or breast-feeding.

Anadin Paracetamol should not be used in late pregnancy, but can be used while breast-feeding for self-limiting conditions such as occasional headaches or aches and pains with colds and 'flu.

Use of Anadin Ibuprofen†, Anadin LiquiFast 200mg† and Anadin LiquiFast 400mg‡ should be avoided in pregnancy.

Always read the leaflet enclosed in the pack before use.

** Contains Aspirin 325mg and Caffeine 15mg

† Contains Ibuprofen 200mg

‡ Contains Ibuprofen 400mg

* Contains Paracetamol 500mg

Can I take the Anadin range of painkillers if I am taking medicines prescribed by my doctor?

Always consult your pharmacist and read the information leaflet provided in the medicine pack. Your pharmacist is able to advise you of medicines which cannot be taken with the Anadin range or where there is a chance that Anadin and your other medicine(s) may interfere with each other.

This is to:

  • Ensure that the Anadin painkiller chosen is suitable.
  • Make sure that all the doctor-prescribed medicines that you are taking remain effective.
  • Prevent any increase in the potential for side-effects which can occur.

Is the Anadin range of painkillers suitable if I have or have had a stomach ulcer?

You can take Anadin Paracetamol*. However, you should not take Anadin Extra, Anadin Extra Soluble, Anadin Original**, Anadin Ibuprofen†, Anadin LiquiFast 200mg†, Anadin Joint Pain† or Anadin LiquiFast 400mg‡ if you have had or are suffering from a stomach ulcer. If you require a stronger painkiller than paracetamol, it is recommended that you seek medical advice.

Always read the leaflet enclosed in the pack before use.

* Contains Paracetamol 500mg

** Contains Aspirin 325mg, Caffeine 15mg

† Contains Ibuprofen 200mg

‡ Contains Ibuprofen 400mg

Can I take any of the Anadin range of painkillers if I am asthmatic?

Asthmatics can take Anadin Paracetamol*. However, before taking Anadin Extra, Anadin Extra Soluble, Anadin Original**, Anadin Ibuprofen†, Anadin LiquiFast 200mg†, Anadin Joint Pain† or Anadin LiquiFast 400mg‡ you should consult your doctor.

Always read the pack label and enclosed information leaflet before taking any medicine.

* Contains Paracetamol 500mg

** Contains Aspirin 325mg, Caffeine 15mg

† Contains Ibuprofen 200mg

‡ Contains Ibuprofen 400mg