Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 32s work to alleviate symptoms of pain from ailments such as headaches, migraines, neuralgia and rheumatic aches and pains. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain killer) and also an antipyretic - this means it helps to reduce body temperature when you have a fever). The caplets can also be used to help ease symptoms of colds and influenza.
Approved by Sumaiya Patel - Pharmacist on the 09/02/2021. For more information, view our medical team
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take one or two tablets up to 4 times a day, or as instructed by your doctor. Do not take more than 8 tablets in any 24 hours.
Children 6 to 12 years of age: Give half to one tablet up to 4 times a day. Do not give more than 4 tablets in any 24 hours.
The tablets should be swallowed with a drink of water.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine. Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this.
Like all medicines, paracetamol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. • very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported • accumulation of fluid in the larynx including an itchy rash, throat swelling (severe allergic reaction) • swelling on the face, mouth, hands (angioedema) You should stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like: • serious skin disease causing rash, skin peeling and sores • severe blistering and peeling of the skin Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): Oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid under the skin), abnormal vision, simple skin rash or urticaria (dark red rash on the skin), haemorrhage (bleeding), abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fever, reduction of irritability or agitation (sedation), platelet disorders (clotting disorders), stem cell disorders (disorders of the blood forming cell in the bone marrow), abnormal liver function, liver failure, hepatic necrosis (death of liver cells), jaundice, overdose and poisoning, tremor, headache, depression, confusion, hallucinations, sweating, pruritus (itching), feeling lousy (malaise). Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): hepatotoxicity (damage caused to the liver), thrombocytopenia (reduction in blood platelets, which increases the risk of bleeding or bruising), leucopenia (frequent infections due to poorly functioning white blood cells or decrease in white blood cells), neutropenia (reduced neutrophil count in blood), agranulocytosis (severe decrease in white blood cells which may lead to severe infections), hemolytic anemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood cells, which may cause weakness or pale skin), hypoglycemia (low levels of glucose in the blood), cloudy urine and kidney disorders.
Other adverse reactions of paracetamol whose frequency cannot be estimated from available data are: anaemia (decrease in red blood cells), problems with the way your kidneys work (kidney alteration), problems with the way your liver works (liver alteration), haematuria (blood in urine), anuresis (inability to urinate), gastrointestinal effects, vertigo. There have been cases of difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath with paracetamol, but these are more likely in asthmatics sensitive to aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen.
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: ww.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Pages in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Active ingredient: Paracetamol 500mg.
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