Paracetamol Soluble Tablets contain paracetamol as an active ingredient, which is an analgesic to help provide pain relief for mild to moderate pain. It helps to alleviate the symptoms of aches and pains including headache, toothache, cold and flu.
Is soluble paracetamol better than tablets?
Paracetamol soluble tablets are absorbed significantly faster than ordinary paracetamol. Thus, soluble tablets might offer significantly faster pain relief when paracetamol is used.
Easy to take
These tablets are soluble in water are particularly useful for people who do not like to swallow tablets.
Approved by Claire Makey - Pharmacist on the 16/43/2021. For more information, view our medical team
Always take paracetamol exactly as it says in this leaflet.
Adults and children over 16 The usual dose of paracetamol is 2 effervescent tablets Dissolve the effervescent tablets in a full glass of water before taking Wait at least 4 hours before taking another dose Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period
Use in children Paracetamol 500mg Soluble Tablets should not be given to children under 10 years of age.
Children aged 10 to 15 years Take one tablet every four to six hours when necessary to a maximum of four doses in 24 hours.
If you take more paracetamol than you should 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. Remember to take any remaining tablets and the pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken If you forget to take paracetamol If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Remember to leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Warnings for Paracetamol Soluble Tablets:
Do not take paracetamol and tell your doctor if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance or any of the other ingredients in your medicine Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash and breathing problems. There can also be swelling of the legs, arms, face, throat or tongue
Children. Paracetamol 500mg Soluble Tablets must not be given to children under 10 years of age Do not take paracetamol if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking paracetamol. Warnings and precautions Take special care and check with your doctor before taking paracetamol if: You have severe kidney or liver problems You have a liver problem caused by alcohol If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Other medicines and paracetamol Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because paracetamol can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way paracetamol works. While taking paracetamol you should not take any other medicines which contain paracetamol. This includes some painkillers, cough and cold remedies. It also includes a wide range of other medicines available from your doctor and more widely in shops
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: Medicines used to thin the blood such as warfarin Metoclopramide or domperidone - used to stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) Colestyramine - for lowering blood cholesterol levels If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking paracetamol. Paracetamol with alcohol You should not drink alcohol while you are taking these tablets. Taking alcohol with paracetamol can increase your chances of getting side effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Talk to your doctor before taking these tablets if: You are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or plan to get pregnant You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed Paracetamol 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.
Paracetamol tablets contain: Sodium: There is 388mg of sodium per effervescent tablet. This may be harmful to people on a low sodium or low salt diet. Sorbitol: This is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine
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