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ALEXANDERS PARACETAMOL 500MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Alexander's Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets carefully to get the best results from them.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving
your treatment.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your pharmacist.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after
3 days.
- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. 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. Further information.
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for

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The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg
Tablets. These tablets contain paracetamol
(a painkiller).

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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.
2. Before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
You should not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients
in Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (see section 6, Further information).
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.
This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. 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 and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding you should only take this medicine
if your doctor has specifically recommended it.

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Driving and using machinery
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 follow the instructions on the carton. If you are not sure then ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be
swallowed with water.
Adults and children over 12 years
• 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as required
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
Children aged 6 to 12 years
• ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as required
• do not take the required dose more than 4 times in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
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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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 out the reach and sight 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.
• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should not be taken after the expiry date on
the carton; the expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

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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 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.

(26.25mm)

Like all medicines, Paracetamol 500mg Tablets 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. NEVER
take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

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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.

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Children under 6 years
• do not give to children under 6 years unless your doctor tells you to.

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).

(26.25mm)
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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 the contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are white circular tablets.

(26.25mm)

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. Further information

Reference number

Alexander's 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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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets carefully to get the best results from them.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving
your treatment.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your pharmacist.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve
after 3 days.
- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. 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. Further 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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(26.25mm)

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2. Before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
You should not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients
in Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (see section 6, Further information).
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)

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(26.25mm)

10th fold

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(26.25mm)

This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
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 and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding you should only take this medicine
if your doctor has specifically recommended it.
Driving and using machinery
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)

16th fold

(26.25mm)

15th fold

(26.25mm)

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3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Always follow the instructions on the label. If you are not sure then ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice. Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be
swallowed with water.
Adults and children over 12 years
• 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as required
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
Children aged 6 to 12 years
• ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as required
• do not take the required dose more than 4 times in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
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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• Dimensions changed to 128 x 420mm
(Dimensions changed to accomodate bigger text font size)
• Pharmacode placed on 6th fold & 8mm from cutting edge

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 out the reach and sight 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.
• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should not be taken after the expiry date on
the label; the expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

1st fold

(26.25mm)

2nd fold

(26.25mm)

3rd fold

(26.25mm)

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 protect the environment.

8th fold

5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

(26.25mm)

7th fold

(26.25mm)

6th fold

(26.25mm)

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)

Like all medicines, Paracetamol 500mg Tablets can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.

4th fold

4. Possible side effects

(26.25mm)

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. NEVER
take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

5th fold

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 6 years
• do not give to children under 6 years unless your doctor tells you to.

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).

(26.25mm)
(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.

11th fold

What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets look like and the 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.

12th fold

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

10th fold

9th fold

6. Further information

Reference number

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

29831/0163

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

(26.25mm)

Product name

13th fold

Please be ready to give the following information:

(26.25mm)
(26.25mm)

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104002/4
213279

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Leaflet Prepared: November 2014

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Neutral code not required on the leaflet artworks.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
Paracetamol

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
- 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. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. 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. Further 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, 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.
2. Before you take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

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.
This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
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 and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding you should only take this medicine
if your doctor has specifically recommended it.
Driving and using machinery
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets

Adults and children over 12 years
• 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as required
• do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose.

(26.25mm)

16th fold

(26.25mm)

15th fold

(26.25mm)

(26.25mm)

13th fold

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).

14th fold

(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

10th fold

9th fold

(26.25mm)

8th fold

(26.25mm)

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(26.25mm)

6th fold

(26.25mm)

You should not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets
if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or
any of the other ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Tablets (see section 6, Further
information).

Always follow the instructions on the carton. If you are not sure then ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be
swallowed with water.

Children aged 6 to 12 years
• ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as required
• do not take the required dose more than 4 times in 24 hours.
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
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.
Children under 6 years
• do not give to children under 6 years unless your doctor tells you to.
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Para 500mg Tablets - 16 Tablets
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9 pt.
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Adobe Illustrator CS5
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CHANGE CONTROL : Version changes due to change in:
Size/Layout
Regulatory
Non-Regulatory
Changes in detail: • Regulatory text amends • Updated new Wockhardt logo
• Text font size increased to 9pt.
• Dimensions changed to 128 x 420mm
(Dimensions changed to accomodate bigger text font size)
• Pharmacode placed on 6th fold & 8mm from cutting edge

pg1/2

1st fold

(26.25mm)

2nd fold

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. NEVER
take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

(26.25mm)

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.

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.

3rd fold
4th fold

(26.25mm)

5th fold

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.

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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.

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Like all medicines, Paracetamol 500mg Tablets can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.

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4. Possible side effects

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 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.
• Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should not be taken after the expiry date on
the carton; the expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

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Keep out the reach and sight of children.

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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.
Leaflet Prepared: November 2014
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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.

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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.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Tablets look like and the 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. Further information

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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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