Paracetamol Capsule 500mg belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics which help alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate pain such as joint pain or period pain. It also helps to relieve aches and pains including headache, toothache, symptoms of cold and flu.
May also be used for the relief of:
Approved by Claire Makey - Pharmacist on the 16/04/2021. For more information, view our medical team
Swallow the capsules whole with water.
Do not chew.
Adults, the elderly and children over 16 years 2 capsules to be taken every 4 to 6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 doses (8 capsules) in any 24 hour period.
Children aged 12 to 15 years 1 capsule to be taken every 4 to 6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 doses (4 capsules) in any 24 hour period.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take more often than every 4 hours. Do not take for more than 3 days unless instructed by your doctor.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If you do not get better, talk to your doctor. Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage. Go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.
Do not take this medicine if you
• are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg Capsules, if you • are breastfeeding • suffer from kidney or liver problems, including alcoholic liver disease • are alcohol dependent.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding If necessary, Paracetamol 500mg Capsules can be used during pregnancy. You should use the lowest possible dose that reduces your pain and/or your fever and use it for the shortest time possible. Contact your doctor or midwife if the pain and/or fever are not reduced or if you need to take the medicine more often.
Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Capsules Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines • to treat high cholesterol levels which reduce the amount of fat in the blood such as colestyramine • to control feeling sick or being sick such as metoclopramide or domperidone • like carbamazepine, a medicine used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder • called anti-coagulants, which are used to thin the blood such as warfarin or other coumarins - you may take occasional doses of paracetamol but should consult your doctor if you need to take it on a regular basis.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine.
Most people do not have any side effects while taking this medicine.
However, if you experience any of the following side effects, or anything else unusual happens, stop taking the medicine immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist.
Rare side effects are • allergic reactions such as skin rash • mouth sores • fever • difficulty breathing • you may become more prone to bleeding, bruising, fever and infections, such as sore throat and ulcers, due to changes in your blood • nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.
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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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