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Package Leaflet: Information for the user
Alexander's Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. 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 possible side effects 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.
The name of this medicine is Alexander's Paracetamol 500mg Tablets. In
the rest of this leaflet it is referred to as Paracetamol 500mg Tablets.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg
Tablets. These tablets contain paracetamol
(a painkiller).

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Neutral code not required on the leaflet artworks.

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are used to relieve mild
to moderate pain including, toothache, period pains,
and pains associated with the joints and muscles,
and to reduce fever and other symptoms found in
colds and flu.
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Tablets if you:
• suffer from kidney disease
• suffer from liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol
• suffer from alcoholism
• suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened by aspirin.
Caution should be exercised when taking paracetamol prior to (less than
72 hours before) or at the same time as intravenous busulfan.

Driving and using machines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.

Important Information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Tablets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Tablets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
• 1 or 2 tablets every 4 - 6 hours
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose.

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Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines. The following medicines can affect or be affected
by Paracetamol 500mg Tablets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and nausea)
• oral contraceptives (“The Pill”, mini-pill), hormonal implants and HRT
• warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the blood due to
increased risk of bleeding)
• probenecid (used to treat gout)
• diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller)
• colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases of the
intestine and liver)
• intravenous busulfan (used in chemotherapy to treat cancer).

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This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.

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If symptoms persist see your doctor, do not take for more than 3 days
unless you have been told to do so by your doctor.

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Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition
deteriorates during treatment.

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Children aged 10 to 15 years:
• 1 tablet every 4 - 6 hours
• do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose.

4. Possible side effects

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If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take
a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

(26.25mm)

If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Tablets 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.

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Children under 10 years
• do not give to children under 10 years unless your doctor tells you to.

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

• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be stored in a dry place below 25°C.
• Store in the original container to protect from light; do not transfer to
another container.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.

Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Other formats:
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio
please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK Only).

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Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are available on general sale in blister pack
sizes of 8, 10, 12 and 16 tablets and from pharmacies in
polypropylene/polyethylene containers of 20, 24, 28, 30 and 32 tablets.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are white circular tablets.

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The other ingredients are: potato starch, pregelatinised starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearicacid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216)) and magnesium stearate.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets contain
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 500mg.

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6. Contents of the pack and other information

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Keep this medicine out the sight and reach of children.

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5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

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The use of this medicine over a long time can cause kidney problems. If you
experience any side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly
tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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Side effects that have been reported with
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are:
• changes in blood cells • rash
• worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of
serious skin reactions
have been reported.

(26.25mm)

As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic
reaction. If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine
immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as
skin rash, peeling of the skin, itching, swollen red
areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of
breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue,
throat or face.

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Like all medicines, his medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

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This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
This leaflet was last revised in 12/2016.

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Please be ready to give the following information:

Package leaflet: Information for the user
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for 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 possible 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.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg Tablets. These tablets
contain paracetamol (a painkiller).
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are used to relieve mild
to moderate pain including, toothache, period pains,
and pains associated with the joints and muscles,
and to reduce fever and other symptoms found in
colds and flu.

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(26.25mm)

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This medicine is available without prescription. Always take this medicine
exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told
you.

(26.25mm)

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Neutral code not required on the leaflet artworks.

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2. What you need to know before you take
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6)

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Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Tablets if you:
• suffer from kidney disease
• suffer from liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol
• suffer from alcoholism
• suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened by aspirin

(26.25mm)

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Caution should be exercised when taking paracetamol prior to (less than
72 hours before) or at the same time as intravenous busulfan.
This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines. The following medicines can affect or be affected
by Paracetamol 500mg Tablets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and nausea)
• oral contraceptives (‘‘The Pill’’, mini-pill), hormonal implants and HRT
• warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the blood) due to
increased risk of bleeding
• probenecid (used to treat gout)
• diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller)
• colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases of the
intestine and liver)
• intravenous busulfan (used in chemotherapy to treat cancer)
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.

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Driving and using machines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Tablets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Tablets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
• 1 to 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours.
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose
Children 10 – 15 years:
• 1 tablet every 4-6 hours.
• do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose

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Size/Layout
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Changes in detail: • New regulatory text

Non-Regulatory

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(26.25mm)

Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition
deteriorates during treatment.

If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take
a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

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If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Tablets 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.

(26.25mm)

Children under 10 years of age:
• do not give to children under 10 years unless your doctor tells you to.

(26.25mm)

If symptoms persist see your doctor, do not take for more than 3 days
unless you have been told to do so by your doctor

Side effects that have been reported with Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are:
• changes in blood cells
• rash
• worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of serious skin
reactions have been reported.

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

(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

The use of this medicine over a long time can
cause kidney problems. If you experience any side
effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you
badly tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic
reaction. If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine
immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the
skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of
breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.

(26.25mm)

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

(26.25mm)

4. Possible side effects

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.

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• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be stored in a dry place below 25°C
• Store in the original container to protect from light; do not transfer to
another container.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

(26.25mm)

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

(26.25mm)

5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

Reference number

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

29831/0163

This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
This leaflet was last revised in 12/2016.

104002/5
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Product name

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Please be ready to give the following information:

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Other formats:
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio
please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK Only).

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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.

(26.25mm)

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are available on general sale in blister pack
sizes of 8, 10, 12 and 16 tablets and from pharmacies in
polypropylene/polyethylene containers of 20, 24, 28, 30 and 32 tablets.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are white circular tablets.

(26.25mm)

The other ingredients are: potato starch, pregelatinised starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearic acid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216) and magnesium stearate.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets contains
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 500mg.

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6. Contents of the pack and other information

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1st fold

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Neutral code not required on the leaflet artworks.

Package leaflet: Information for the user
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg Tablets. These tablets
contain paracetamol (a painkiller).
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are used to relieve mild to moderate pain
including, headache, migraine, toothache, period pains, and pains
associated with the joints and muscles, and to
reduce fever and other symptoms found in colds
and flu.

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1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for

2. What you need to know before you take
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, or
any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6)
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Tablets if you:
• suffer from kidney disease
• suffer from liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol
• suffer from alcoholism
• suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened by aspirin
Caution should be exercised when taking paracetamol prior to (less than
72 hours before) or at the same time as intravenous busulfan.

(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

11th fold

(26.25mm)

10th fold

9th fold

(26.25mm)

This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines. The following medicines can affect or be affected
by Paracetamol 500mg Tablets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and nausea)
• oral contraceptives (‘‘The Pill’’, mini-pill), hormonal implants and HRT
• warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the blood) due to
increased risk of bleeding
• probenecid (used to treat gout)
• diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller)
• colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases of the
intestine and liver)
• intravenous busulfan (used in chemotherapy to treat cancer)
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Tablets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).

(26.25mm)

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3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Tablets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
• 1 to 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours.
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose
Children 10 – 15 years:
• 1 tablet every 4-6 hours.
• do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition
deteriorates during treatment.
If symptoms persist see your doctor, do not take for more than 3 days
unless you have been told to do so by your doctor

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Para 500mg Tablets - 16 Tablets
Wockhardt UK
FP3550
Daman (Bhimpore)
(w)128 x (h)420mm
2352
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9 pt.
Para Tab_500mg_Lit_105344-3.ai
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Helvetica Regular / Bold
2nd & 8th December, 2016
R 1st PDF sent on - 8TH DEC. 2016

CHANGE CONTROL : Version changes due to change in:
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Regulatory
Non-Regulatory
Changes in detail: • New regulatory text
• Removed pre-printed L.I.No. from front page (pg1/2)

As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic
reaction. If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine
immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the
skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of
breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.
Side effects that have been reported with Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are:
• changes in blood cells
• rash
• worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of serious skin
reactions have been reported.
The use of this medicine over a long time can cause kidney problems. If you
experience any side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly
tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be stored in a dry place below 25°C
• Store in the original container to protect from light; do not transfer to
another container.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are available on prescription in blister pack
sizes of 48, 50, 96, 100, 240, 252 and 504 tablets, in
polypropylene/polyethylene containers of 50, 100, 250, 300, 500, 1000 and
5000 tablets and in buckets of 25000 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Other formats:
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio
please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK Only).

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are white circular tablets.

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The other ingredients are: potato starch, pregelatinised starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearic acid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216) and magnesium stearate.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets contain
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 500mg.

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6. Contents of the pack and other information

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Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.

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5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

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

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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

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4. Possible side effects

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If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take
a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

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If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Tablets than you should
Talk to your 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.

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Children under 10 years of age:
• do not give to children under 10 years unless your doctor tells you to.

Reference number

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

29831/0163

This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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Product name

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Please be ready to give the following information:

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105344/4
216529

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POM

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This leaflet was last revised in 12/2016.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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