Calpol tablet is a pain reliever (analgesic) and fever reducer (antipyretic). It thus offers relief from several problems like headache, toothache, arthritis, back pain, other types of small injuries and menstrual cramps. Calpol Tablet contains Paracetamol as active ingredient. Calpol tablet blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever. This medication is suitable for adults as well as children who are Six months and above.
Calpol tablet uses:
Calpol Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and their symptoms:
Calpol widely prescribed to relieve pyrexia (fever) in person of all ages. It is prescribed in children if temperature is greater than 38. 5 Celsius or 101.3 Fahrenheit.
Calpol is also used to relieve migraine in some countries.
Calpol Tablet is used to relieve mild to moderate muscle pains.
Calpol also prescribed to relieve mild to moderate pain.
This tablet is also used to treat arthritis pain of knee, hand or hips.
Low Back Pain
It is first-line treatment of low back pain.
Calpol is also used in pain of tooth.
Menstrual Period Pain
Calpol Tablet is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycle in women.
Cold / Flu Pain
This tablet is also prescribed with Anti-Cold medicine to relieve Cold / Flu Pain.
Calpol tablet contraindicated in following conditions:
Avoid if you have allergy to Calpol tablet or other NSAIDs
Calpol tablet is contraindicated if you are diagnosed with asthma or other respiratory complications.
If you are suffering from any bleeding disorder Calpol tablet is not recommended for you. It could cause severe swelling and bleed in the intestines, stomach, and anus.
Calpol Tablet – Side-effects
When this medicine is taken under the direction of a doctor or under recommendation it is extremely safe medicine. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking Calpol:
- Stomach Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Allergic reactions
- Feeling of sickness
- Liver Damage
- Kidney Damage
Calpol Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins and other herbal supplements), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take this tablet as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition and symptoms. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid using it if allergic to Calpol or paracetamol
- Do not take it if you consume alcoholic beverages every day
- Avoid taking alcohol or salicylates to prevent bleeding
- Consult your doctor if you develop blurred vision, ringing or roaring in ears
- Consult your doctor if you have systemic lupus erythematosus
- Inform your doctor if you have bruising or bleeding
Taking more than prescribed Calpol tablet may cause harmful side effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you find any side effects. Calpol tablet available in the market in various dosage forms. Read the label carefully before taking this medicine to avoid overdosage.
If you miss the dosage take as soon as possible, and if it is near to next dose, skip the missing dosage continue the regular dosage. Do not take extra doses.
Calpol tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your doctor.
Calpol tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor.
Substitutes for Calpol tablet:
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Calpol tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
- Cipmol 500 MG Tablet
- Dimace P 500 MG Tablet
- Lupipara 500 MG Tablet
- Malidens 500 MG Tablet
- Paracad 500 MG Tablet
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