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BOOTS PARACETAMOL 3 MONTHS PLUS 120MG/5ML SUSPENSION

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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ALMUS CODE – AL0043/LT5
PHARMA CODE – 00110010 (305)

SUPPLIER ISSUE DATE: 29.3.2016

REASON FOR CHANGE: SAFETY TEXT UPDATES FOR
INFANTS FROM 2 MONTHS

DRAFT ISSUE: 2

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Paracetamol
Oral Suspension
120mg/5ml

VERSION: 5 (BOOTS)

AL0043/LT5

Project:

MA Holder: BCM, Nottingham, NG2 3AA
Manufacturer: BCM Ltd., Nottingham NG2 3AA
Leaflet prepared March 2016.
Almus® is a registered trademark

REVISED ARTWORK FOR MHRA APPROVAL

QCWV9

Talk to a doctor at once if your child
takes too much of this medicine even if they seem
well. This is because too much paracetamol can
cause delayed, serious liver damage. Go to your
nearest hospital casualty department. Take the
medicine and this leaflet with you.

Colours used:

Directions for using the syringe:
1. Shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds
before use.
2. Push the syringe firmly into the plug (hole) in
the neck of the bottle.
3. To fill the syringe, turn the bottle upside down.
Whilst holding the syringe in place, gently pull
the plunger down drawing the medicine to the
correct mark (2.5 ml or 5 ml) on the syringe.
4. Turn the bottle the right way up, and then
gently twist the syringe to remove from the
bottle plug.
5. Place the end of the syringe into the child’s
mouth, normally to the side of the mouth
between the gums and cheek.
Press the plunger down to slowly and gently
release the medicine.
6. If the table advises you to give more than 5 ml
of the medicine, repeat steps 2 to 5 to give
your child the correct amount of medicine.
After use replace the cap on the top of the
bottle tightly. Store all medicines out of the
sight and reach of children.
Wash the syringe in warm water and allow
to dry.

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.

Almus OTC

Babies over 2 months in age
For the relief of fever after vaccination at
2, 3 and 4 months
2.5 ml. This dose may be given up to 4 times
a day at the time of vaccination. Don’t give
more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
Leave at least 4 hours between doses. If your
baby still needs this medicine 2 days after
receiving the vaccine talk to your doctor or
pharmacist

Reporting of side effects

Client:

Do not give this medicine to your child for more
than 3 days, without speaking to your doctor or
pharmacist.

• Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have
been reported. This may include peeling,
blistering and lesions of the skin.
If your child gets any of the following side
effects see your pharmacist or doctor.
• Other allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash)
• Unusual bruising, or infections such as sore
throats. This may be a sign of very rare changes
in the blood

DIMENSIONS 148 x 210mm

Paracetamol 120 mg/5 ml
Oral Suspension

Children aged 3 months – 6 years:
Child’s Age
How Much How often
(in 24 hours)
3 months up to
2.5 ml
4 times
6 months
6 months up to
5 ml
4 times
2 years
2 years up to
7.5 ml
4 times
4 years
4 years up to
10 ml
4 times
6 years
Don’t give more than 4 times in any
24 hours
Leave at least 4 hours between doses

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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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