Paracetamol tablets fall into the category of mild analgesics (Pain killers), antipyretic (also known as reducing agents) that are used to treat mild to moderate pain that includes headache, toothache, migraine, osteoarthritis pain, menstrual period pain, musculoskeletal and reduction of fever.
It is used to treat many conditions such as arthritis, headache, backache, muscle ache, headache, colds, toothache, and fevers. The Calpol tablets relieve the pain in mild arthritis and it doesn’t affect the underlying swelling of the joint and inflammation conditions.
Take these tablets by mouth or as directed by the doctor. The general dosage that your doctor might recommend is up to 4 times a day at the start of the vaccination. You are advised not to give more than 4 doses at any hour of the day with a gap of at least 4 hours.
For adults and children aged 16 years and older: 500mg to 1g for every 4-6 hours up to a max. of 1g daily.
For children aged 12-15 years: 480-750mg with a gap of 4-6 hours up to max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged 8-9 years: 480-500 mg for every 4-6 hours up to a max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged 6-7 years: 240-250 mg every 4-6 hours up to a max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged 4-5 years: 240mg every 4-6 hours up to max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged 2-3 years: 180mg every 4-6 hours up to max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged 6 months – 1 year: 120mg every 4-6 hours up to max. of 4 doses daily.
For children aged between 3-5 months: 60mg every 4-6 hours up to a max. of 4 doses.
For children aged 2 months following immunization: 60mg every 4-6 hours up to a max. of 4 doses.
If you are giving a tablet to your child, make sure you check the label carefully and giving the right correct dosage.
In the elderly ages, the extent of the absorption of paracetamol are normal but the half-life plasma is longer and the clearance of paracetamol is lower than usual in young adults.
The Calpol tablets can cause GI upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, constipation vomiting, etc.
When not to use
These Calpol tablets are contraindicated in those patients who are hypersensitive and allergic to certain inactive ingredients.
Also, these tablets are not recommended for those patient’s severe active liver disease.
• Take caution in patients with chronic malnutrition
• This formula is available in different forms of products and brand, check the label of the medicine carefully and avoid overdose
• Seek medical attention when you are taking these tablets if you are pregnant.
• Use Calpol tablets with cautions with repeated admirations in patients with anemia, renal disease, and pulmonary.
• In these tablets, there is a higher risk of alcoholics, high dose of chronic or use of products that contains more than one acetaminophen- products.