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The paracetamol in CALPOL SIXPLUS FASTMELTS™ is used to relieve pain and / or bring down fever (high temperature) in many conditions including cold and flu, headache, toothache, earache, post-immunisation fever, sore throat and other aches and pains.
What the medicine looks like
CALPOL SIXPLUS FASTMELTS™ are white strawberry flavoured tablets which melt in your mouth, available in packs of 12 and 24 tablets. Each tablet contains 250 mg of the active ingredient Paracetamol.
Before giving the medicine to your child
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give your child this medicine…
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If you are not sure about the medicine your child is taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of these bullet points apply, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If adults take this medicine:
The following additional warnings are included in case an adult takes this product.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
CALPOL SIXPLUS FASTMELTS™ can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don't affect everyone and are usually mild.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of these:
If your child shows any of these signs, stop giving paracetamol and talk to a doctor right away.
Long term use: People who use medicines containing paracetamol every day for a long time (several months or more) could get certain side-effects, including liver and kidney damage. People taking paracetamol in the usual way for shorter periods have not had these problems, but liver function tests may be affected.
If you notice any side-effects not included in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side-effects:If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side-effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Children under 6
Not recommended for children under 6 years old. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable product.
Children from 6 years to adults
Children aged 6-9 years: 1 tablet up to four times a day
Children aged 9-12 years: 2 tablets up to four times a day
Children aged 12-16 years: 2-3 tablets up to four times a day
Adults and children over 16 years: 2-4 tablets up to four times a day
Speak to your doctor:
If anyone has too much
Talk to a doctor at once if your child takes too much of this medicine, even if they seem well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.
If you forget to give the medicine
Give the next dose when needed, provided that the last dose was given at least 4 hours ago. Do not give a double dose.
Storing this medicine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an expiry date on the packaging.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 250 mg per tablet
Other ingredients are: Mannitol (E421), crospovidone, aspartame (E951), magnesium stearate, basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, polyacrylate dispersion 30% and colloidal anhydrous silica. The flavouring is strawberry (containing benzyl alcohol and glucose).
94% of orders are despatched within 2 days (data taken from July 2022 to October 2022)
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If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days
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