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Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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1 What the medicine is for
The paracetamol in Calpol Six Plus Fastmelts is used to
relieve pain and / or bring down fever (high temperature)
in many conditions including cold and flu, headache,
toothache, earache, post-immunisation fever, sore throat
and other aches and pains.

2 Before giving the
medicine to your child

250 mg Paracetamol tablets

This medicine brings down high temperatures (also
called fever) and relieves pain.
■ This medicine is OK for most children over 6 years and
■ Do not give it to anyone on this list:
■ Not to anyone with phenylketonuria
(a hereditary disease discovered at birth). See section
■ Not to anyone who is allergic to the ingredients.
See section 6 c
■ Not to children or adults taking some other medicines.
See section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. Children of
different ages need different amounts. These are shown
in the table. See section 3 c
■ Speak to your doctor if anything in this list applies:
■ If your child needs more than the doses shown in the
table, speak to your doctor as soon as possible. See
section 3 c
■ If your child's pain or fever is not getting better after a
few days talk to your doctor. See section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

The following additional warnings are included in case an
adult takes this product.
■ You can use this medicine while you are taking oral
contraceptives (‘the pill’), but it may not work so well on
your pain or fever.
■ If you drink large amounts of alcohol, you may be more
open to the side effects of paracetamol.
■ Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
this medicine if you might be pregnant or breast-feeding.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems

This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people
should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

Aspartame (E951) contains a source of
phenylalanine which may be harmful for people with

Do not give your child this medicine…
If s/he has ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients.
■ If s/he is taking anything else with paracetamol in
■ If s/he has phenylketonuria (a hereditary
diseasediscovered at birth.)
If any of these applies, get advice from a doctor
or pharmacist without using Calpol.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If your child has serious kidney or liver
■ If your child is taking any other medicines
■ metoclopramide or domperidone (used to treat
nausea and vomiting)
■ colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol)
■ anticoagulants (drugs that thin the blood, such as
■ anticonvulsants (drugs to treat epilepsy)
If you are not sure about the medicine your child is
taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply, talk to a doctor
or pharmacist.

3 How to use this medicine
Check the table to see how much medicine to
■ For oral use only.
■ To remove tablet use

a fingernail to break the foil along
the dotted line before pressing the tablet out.
■ Tablets can be sucked gently until they melt on the
tongue. There is no need to take water as they melt into
a pleasant tasting paste which is easily swallowed.
■ Alternatively, the tablets can be dissolved in a teaspoon
of water or milk if preferred.
■ Never give more medicine than shown in the table.
■ Do not give this medicine with any other paracetamolcontaining product.

Children under 6 years
Not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable product.

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Calpol Six Plus Fastmelts can have side-effects, like all
medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are
usually mild.

Children from 6 years to adults
Child’s Age
6-9 years
9-12 years
12-16 years
Adults and children
over 16 years

6 Further Information

4 Possible side-effects

3 How to use this medicine

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you
notice any of these:

How much - up to 4 times a day
1 tablet

allergic reactions including swelling of the face,
tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, unexplained
wheezing, shortness of breath which may be
accompanied by skin rash or hives.
■ becoming unusually tired, unexpected bruising or
bleeding and getting more infections (such as colds)
than usual. These are very rare effects in people
taking paracetamol.
If your child shows any of these signs, stop giving
paracetamol and talk to a doctor.

2 tablets
2-3 tablets
2-4 tablets

Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give this medicine to your child for more than
3 days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Speak to your doctor:
■ If

your child needs more than the doses shown in
the table, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
■ If your child’s pain or fever is not getting better after
a few days talk to your doctor.

Long term use: People who use medicines containing
paracetamol every day for a long time (several months or
more) could get certain side effects, including liver and
kidney damage. People taking paracetamol in the usual
way for shorter periods have not had these problems.
If you notice any side-effects not included in this leaflet
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What’s in this medicine?
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 250 mg per tablet
Other ingredients are: Mannitol (E421), crospovidone,
aspartame (E951), magnesium stearate, polymethacrylate
(eudragit E100), polyacrylate dispersion 30% and colloidal
anhydrous silica. The flavouring is strawberry.

What the medicine looks like
Calpol Six Plus Fastmelts are white strawberry flavoured
tablets which melt in your mouth, available in packs of 12
and 24 tablets.
Each tablet contains 250 mg of the active ingredient
The Product Licence holder is McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
The manufacturer is Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de
Maigremont, 27100 Val de Reuil, France.
This leaflet was revised July 2012.
Calpol is a registered trade mark.

If anyone has too much
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the
event of an overdose, even if the child seems well,
because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage.

If you forget to give the medicine
Give the next dose when needed, provided that the
last dose was given at least 4 hours ago. Do not give
a double dose.

5 Storing this medicine
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special
storage conditions.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an expiry
date on the packaging.
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 to
protect the environment.


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Calpol 6+ Fastmelts







Manufacturer Val De Reuil

Illustrator CS5


PMS 485

145 x 210 mm


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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