Calpol (500mg) Prescription, Contraindications, Side Effects, Dosage, Warning, Price Details

Read important prescription Information about the drug Calpol (500mg). Understand its indications, it dose, how it should be taken, when it should be taken, when it should not be taken, its side effects, what special precautions are required, its storage instructions and warnings if any - like if it can be taken during pregnancy.
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General Information on Calpol (500mg)

Main Ingredient in Calpol (500mg) is :Paracetamol
Manufacturer :GSK
Type :Tablet
Quantity :15
Category :Analgesics (Non-Opioid) & Antipyretics
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Why is Calpol (500mg) prescribed?

This medication is a non-opiate, analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications.  It changes the way the body senses pain and cools the body.

Condition(s) for which Calpol (500mg) may be prescribed

When is Calpol (500mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B : Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): Adults: 0.5-1gm, 3-6 times daily max 4gm. Children: 15mg/kg/dose or 60mg/kg/24hr divided every 6 hrs. Maximum 5 doses SOS.

How should Calpol (500mg) be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions for Calpol (500mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, bleeding problems, growths in the nose, heart, kidney or liver disease, liver inflammation, high blood pressure, chickenpox, anxiety, trouble in sleeping, ulcers, stomach problems, stroke, Kawasaki syndrome, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It should not be used in children with infections such as flu, chickenpox or viral infections.
Avoid large amount of caffeinated beverages while taking this medication.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Side Effects of Calpol (500mg)

Nausea, stomach upset, skin rash, acute toxicity may result in liver failure.

Other Precautions for Calpol (500mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions of Calpol (500mg)

Store it at room temperature.



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