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Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as
described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better
or if you feel worse after 3 days.

1. What Paracetamol is for
2. Before you take Paracetamol
3. How to take Paracetamol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol
6. Further information

Paracetamol belongs to groups of medicines known
as analgesics and antipyretics. It works by relieving
pain and reducing body temperature in cases of
Paracetamol Tablets are used to relieve mild to
moderate pain including headache, migraine,
toothache, backache, period pain and muscle and
rheumatic pain.
They can also be used to relieve the symptoms of
colds and flu (sore throat, fever, aches and pains), as
well as relieve the pain due to mild arthritis.

Do not take this medicine if you:
 are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other
ingredients in the tablets (see section 6 of this
If you are not sure, check with your pharmacist or
doctor before taking Paracetamol.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Paracetamol if you:

 have kidney problems
 have liver problems, particularly those due to
drinking too much alcohol
 are taking other paracetamol-containing products
 suffer from mild arthritis and need to take
painkillers everyday
If your headaches get worse or if the symptoms do
not improve after taking this medicine, talk to your
Other medicines and Paracetamol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines,
including medicines bought without a prescription.
This is because Paracetamol can affect the way
some medicines work. Also, some medicines can
affect the way Paracetamol works.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following:
 medicines to treat epilepsy such as phenobarbital
 doxorubicin, used in the treatment of cancer
 aspirin, used to treat pain, inflammation or fever
 metoclopramide or domperidone, for nausea
(feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick)
 cholestyramine, to reduce blood cholesterol
 warfarin and other coumarins, used to thin the
blood and prevent clots from forming
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Paracetamol with food and drink
You should avoid alcohol whilst taking Paracetamol,
as it can increase the risk of the side effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or
are breast-feeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist
before taking any medicines.
Driving and using machines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or
operate machines.

Always take Paracetamol exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
When taking this medicine
 Do not exceed the recommended dose
 If your symptoms persist for more than three
days, you should consult your doctor
 Swallow the tablets with a drink of water

Adults (including the elderly) and children over
12 years:
Take 1 - 2 tablets, up to 4 times a day as required.
Wait at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take
more than 8 tablets in any 24 hour period.
Children under 12 years:
This medicine is not recommended for use in
children under 12 years of age.
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.
Symptoms of an overdose may include paleness,
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and abdominal
Consult a doctor or go to the nearest hospital
casualty department straight away. Take this leaflet
and the medicine pack with you, so the doctor knows
what has been taken.
If you forget to take Paracetamol
Take the next dose when needed. Do not take a
double dose (two doses at the same time) to make
up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Like all medicines, Paracetamol can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
STOP TAKING this medicine and see a doctor or
go to a hospital straight away if you notice any of
the following side effects:
 an allergic reaction, the symptoms of which may
include skin rash, itching, blistering or peeling of
the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
throat, difficulty in breathing or swallowing,
sudden wheezing or collapse.
If you get any of the following side effects, stop
taking this medicine and talk to your doctor as
soon as possible:
 unexplained bruising or bleeding, red-purple
spots of discolouration on the skin, sore throats
or infections. These may be signs of changes to
your blood cells.
 breathing problems. This is more likely if you
suffer from asthma and have experienced similar
problems before when taking painkillers such as
aspirin or ibuprofen.
 loss of appetite, abdominal discomfort, dark
urine, or yellowing of the eyes and skin. These
may be signs of changes to your liver.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original
package, in a dry place and protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which
is stated on the package. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

What Paracetamol tablets contain
The active ingredient in the tablets (the ingredient
which makes this medicine work) is paracetamol.
Each tablet contains 500 mg of paracetamol.
The tablets also contain povidone K30, pregelatinised starch (starch 1500), magnesium stearate and
stearic acid.
What Paracetamol tablets look like and contents
of the pack
Paracetamol tablets are capsule shaped, white,
scored tablets, which come in blister packs of 28 and
32 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Chelonia Healthcare Limited
Boumpoulinas 11, 3rd Floor,
Nicosia, P.C. 1060, Cyprus
DDSA Pharmaceuticals Limited,
310 Old Brompton Road,
London SW5 9JQ
For more information about this product, please
contact the Marketing Authorisation Holder.
This leaflet was last revised in 07/2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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