SOLUBLE CUPANOL-CO LEMON FLAVOUR

Active substance: PARACETAMOL

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
SOLUBLE CUPANOL-CO LEMON FLAVOUR
Soluble Cupanol-Co Lemon Flavour Tablets contain the following active ingredients:
Paracetamol 500mg
Codeine Phosphate 8mg
In addition they also contain the following inactive ingredients:
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Carbonate (Anhydrous)
Sodium Cyclamate 1968
Sodium Saccharin
Citric Acid Anhydrous
Polyethylene Glycol Powder 6000
Povidone
Lemon F-O-L 610406E
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
SOLUBLE CUPANOL-CO LEMON FLAVOUR
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take this product. If you have any questions
or are unsure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Cartoned strip packs containing 10, 12, 16, 24, 30, 50, 56, 60,100 or 112
tablets. PRODUCT TYPE
Soluble Cupanol-Co Lemon Flavour have both pain relieving and temperature reducing
properties.
MA HOLDER
Ayrton Saunders Ltd,
9 Arkwright Road,
Astmoor Industrial Estate,
Runcorn,
Cheshire,
WA7 1NU

MANUFACTURER
Cupal Ltd
King Street,
Blackburn,
Lancashire,
BB2 2DX
USES
1. For the relief of headaches, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, rheumatic, muscular
and period pain.
2. For the relief of symptoms of colds, flu and feverishness.
3. Codeine can be used in children over 12 years of age for the short-term relief of moderate pain
that is not relieved by other painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen alone.
4. This product contains codeine. Codeine belongs to a group of medicines called opioid
analgesics which act to relieve pain. It can be used on its own or in combination with other
pain killers such as paracetamol.

BEFORE USING SOLUBLE CUPANOL CO- LEMON FLAVOUR
The following information should be read before using this medicine.
1. Do not use the product if you are sensitive to Paracetamol or codeine, or any of the other
ingredients listed at the beginning of this leaflet.
2. Make sure these tablets are suitable for you to take – ask your doctor or pharmacist.
3. Do not take this medicine if you have kidney or liver problems.
4. Each tablet contains 430.1mg (18.7mmols) of sodium. This must be taken into consideration
if you are on a sodium restricted diet.
5. Talk to your doctor before taking this product if you are taking any of the following
medicines: barbiturates, anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants, Chloramphenicol,
Chloestyramine, Metoclopramide, Domperidone, Warfarin or other coumarin anticoagulants
6. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, unless your doctor tells you to.
7. This product contains paracetamol. Do not take other medicines containing Paracetamol at
the same time as this medicine.
8. If symptoms persist for more than three days, consult your doctor.
9.

Do not use for pain relief in children and adolescents (0-18 years of age) after removal of
their tonsils or adenoids due to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

10. Do not use if you know that you metabolise very rapidly codeine into morphine.
11. Do not use if you are breastfeeding.

Warnings and precautions
Codeine is transformed to morphine in the liver by an enzyme. Morphine is the substance that
produces pain relief. Some people have a variation of this enzyme and this can affect people in
different ways. In some people, morphine is not produced or produced in very small quantities,

and it will not provide enough pain relief. Other people are more likely to get serious side effects
because a very high amount of morphine is produced. If you notice any of the following side
effects, you must stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical advice: slow or shallow
breathing, confusion, sleepiness, small pupils, feeling or being sick, constipation, lack of appetite
Children and adolescents
Use in children and adolescents after surgery
Codeine should not be used for pain relief in children and adolescents after removal of their tonsils
or adenoids due to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome.
Use in children with breathing problems
Codeine is not recommended in children with breathing problems, since the symptoms of
morphine toxicity may be worse in these children.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not take codeine while you are breastfeeding. Codeine and morphine passes into breast milk.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dosage
Directions
The tablets must be dissolved in half a glass of water (approximately 100 ml). The tablets
dissolve more quickly in warm water, or if stirred.
Adults
One to two tablets to be taken every four hours if necessary. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Children aged 12 years or older
Children aged 12 years or above should take one to two tablets every 6 hours, as needed. Do not
take more than 8 in 24 hours.
The maximum daily dose of codeine should not exceed 240mg.
The medicine should not be taken for more than 3 days. If the pain does not improve after 3 days,
talk to your doctor for advice.
Children 6-12 years
Soluble Cupanol-Co Lemon Flavour Tablets should not be taken by children below the age of 12
years, due to the risk of severe breathing problems.
Elderly Patients
Normal adult doses unless there is impaired kidney or liver function.
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel
well, because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage.

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS
If given in the stated doses, side effects are very rare. However, the following undesirable
effects have been reported following use of this product:
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Blood disorders including bleeding and bruising
Fever accompanied by throat and mouth ulcers
Severe pain in the stomach or back accompanied with shock
Hypersensitivity reactions including skin rashes and other allergic reactions.
Constipation, nausea, drowsiness and confusion.

If you experience any such reaction, or any other form of reaction not mentioned above, then
please report this to your doctor or pharmacist who will advise you on the necessary action to
take.
STORING THIS PRODUCT
This product has a two year shelf life, its expiry date is given on the label.
Do not use Soluble Cupanol-Co Lemon Flavour after the expiry date shown on the carton.
Soluble Cupanol-Co Lemon Flavour should be stored in a cool, dry place out of the reach of
children.
Date of revision: July 2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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