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Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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3. How to take your medicine (continued)
Do not take with any other paracetamol-containing products.
Do not give to children under 6 years of age.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take more 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.
Bring any remaining medicine with you to show the doctor.

Read this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription, for you to treat a mild illness without a
doctor's help. Nevertheless, you still need to use your medicine carefully to get the best
results. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need
more information or advice. You must see a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
1. What your medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take your medicine
3. How to take your medicine

4. Possible Side Effects:
Like all medicines, your medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You can reduce the chances of experiencing side effects by using the minimum dose
required. Side effects may be more serious in elderly patients.
If you experience any of the following serious effects STOP taking this medicine
immediately and contact your doctor or pharmacist:
• Severe allergic reactions: difficulty breathing, skin rash, swollen facial features
or a runny nose.
• Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported. Symptoms could include
skin reddening, blisters or rash.

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information

1. What your medicine is and what it is used for
Each tablet contains: 500 mg of Paracetamol.
Paracetamol works by relieving pain and reducing high temperature and fever.
Your medicine is for effective relief from: mild to moderate pain including headache,
migraine, sharp nerve pain (neuralgia), toothache, sore throat, period pains, aches and
pain, symptomatic relief of rheumatic aches and pains, influenza symptoms, feverishness
and feverish colds.

Other possible side effects
If any of the following side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist:
• Occasionally the blood does not clot well, which may result in easy bruising or bleeding.
• Rarely, a severe reduction in the number of white blood cells, which makes infections
more likely.
• Other rare side effects like shortness of breath.
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 By reporting side effects you
can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

2. Before you take your medicine
Please read the following information. Do not give to children under 6 years.
Do not take if you:
• are taking any other products that contain paracetamol
• are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients
Take special care and talk to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking this
medicine if you are:
• suffering from liver or kidney disease (including alcoholic liver disease) or G-6-PD
deficiency (an hereditary condition leading to low red blood cell counts).

5. How to store your medicine
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the end of the carton.
• Do not store above 25ºC.
• Keep out of sight and reach of children

Taking other medicines
Do not use this medicine if you are taking medicines that reduce the clotting of the blood
(e.g. warfarin).
Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist if you are taking some antibiotics (chloramphenicol),
anti-sickness treatments (metoclopramide, domperidone), some treatments for diarrhoea
caused by gall bladder disease, or lipid lowering drugs (cholestyramine).

6. Further Information
What does this medicine contain?
The active substance is Paracetamol. Your medicine contains 500 mg of Paracetamol.
Each tablet also contains: croscarmellose sodium, povidone, pregelatinised maize starch,
stearic acid, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (E464) and polyethylene glycol.
Your medicine is available in packs containing 12 and 16 tablets.
Who makes this medicine?
Your medicine is manufactured by: Pfizer Consumer Manufacturing Italy S.r.l.,
Via Nettunense, 90 - 04011 Aprilia (LT), Italy.
The Marketing Authorisation Holder is: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Ramsgate Road,
Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in: May 2015.

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3. How to take your medicine
For oral administration and short term use only
Dosage: Adults, the elderly and young persons aged 12 or over:
The minimum effective dose should be used for the shortest time necessary to relieve
symptoms. Take 2 tablets up to 4 times a day, as required. The tablets should be taken
with water. Take only as much as you need to relieve your symptoms and leave at least 4
hours between each dose.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
For children 6 to 12 years of age:
Take ½ to 1 tablet up to 4 times a day, as required. The tablets should be taken with
water. Take only as much as you need to relieve your symptoms and leave at least 4 hours
between each dose.
Do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.

If you have any queries or comments about your medicine or any other Pfizer Consumer
Healthcare Ltd products, ring our customer Careline or e-mail us at

PL 00165/0056
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Product Name:

Anadin Paracetamol PIL (UK)



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