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Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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contains 2.1 g of sucrose per 5 ml dose. This should be taken
into account in patients with diabetes mellitus.
■ Sorbitol may have a mild laxative effect. Each 5 ml of this
product contains 1.895 g of sorbitol. It has a calorific value of
2.6 kcal/g sorbitol.
■ Sunset Yellow (E110) may cause allergic reactions.

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 it.
If any of these applies, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without using Calpol.



Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…


your child has serious kidney or liver
■ If your child has an inherited intolerance
to fructose or been diagnosed with an
intolerance to some other sugars.
■ If your child is taking any other medicines including:
■ metoclopramide or domperidone (used to treat
nausea and vomiting)
■ colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol)
■ anticoagulants (drugs that thin the blood, such
as warfarin)
■ 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.
■ If

Contains 250 mg Paracetamol per 5 ml
T his medicine brings down high temperature (also
called fever) and relieves pain.
■ The medicine is OK for most children over 6 years.
■ Do not give to children on this list:
■ Not to children taking some other medicines. See
section 2
■ Not to anyone who is allergic to the ingredients.
See section 6
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. Children of
different ages need different amounts. These are shown
in the tables. See section 3
■ Speak to your doctor if anything in this list applies:
■ If a child is not getting better, or needs more medicine
than shown in the table. See section 3
■ If a child gets a rash, breathing problems, diarrhoea or
gets very tired. See section 3

Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

1 What the medicine is for
The paracetamol in Calpol Six Plus Suspension 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
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt you
should contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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3 How to use this medicine
Check the table to see how much medicine to use.

For oral use only.
Always use the syringe supplied with the pack.
■ It is important to shake the bottle for at least
10 seconds before use.
■ Do not give more medicine than the label tells you to. If your
child does not get better, talk to your doctor.
■ Do not give anything else containing paracetamol while giving
this medicine.


How to use the syringe

S hake the bottle for at least 10 seconds and
remove the cap.
 here is a plug with a hole in the neck of the
bottle. Insert the end of the syringe in to the hole
and ensure it is secure.


If adults take this medicine:
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, talk to your doctor
before you take this medicine. 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

■ Methyl

parahydroxybenzoate (E218) may cause allergic
reactions which could possibly be delayed.
■ The sucrose and sorbitol (E420) content of this product
means that this product is unsuitable for people
with inherited intolerance to fructose. This medicine

the syringe in place and turn the bottle
upside down and gently pull down the plunger to
either 2.5 ml or 5ml as appropriate (see table for
the correct dose).

Turn the bottle the right way up.
Remove the syringe by holding onto the bottle and
twisting out gently.

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the syringe inside the child's mouth against the
cheek and press the plunger slowly to gently release
the medicine.
 fter use, the plug should remain in the neck of the
bottle. Wipe the plug and neck clean and rinse the cap
before replacing.
 he syringe should be washed and dried after use. It
can be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher.
Children under 6 years
Not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable product.

Children from 6 years
Child’s Age
6-8 years

How much - up to 4 times a day
5 ml

8-10 years

7.5 ml (5 ml + 2.5 ml)

10-12 years

10 ml (5 ml + 5 ml)

12-16 years

10 - 15 ml (Two to three 5 ml

Adults and children 10 - 20 ml (Two to four 5 ml
over 16 years
■ 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, or if fever doesn’t go away, speak to
your doctor as soon as possible.
■ If you are not sure of the cause of your child’s
illness or it is accompanied by a rash, breathing
difficulties, diarrhoea or excessive tiredness or
lethargy, speak to your doctor straight away. Do
not give Calpol until you get medical advice.

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If anyone has too much
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.

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.

4 Possible side-effects

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

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if
you notice any of these:
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.
■ very rare cases of serious skin reactions have
been reported. Symptoms may include: skin
reddening, blisters, rash. If skin reactions occur
or existing skin symptoms worsen, stop use and
seek medical help right away.
If your child shows any of these signs, stop giving
paracetamol and talk to a doctor right away.
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, but
liver function tests may be affected.
If you notice any side-effects not included in this leaflet
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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:; Alternatively
you can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available
between 10am-2pm Monday - Friday) or fill in a paper
form available from your local pharmacy.
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5 Storing this medicine

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
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.

6 Further Information
What’s in this medicine?

The active ingredient is: Paracetamol 250 mg per 5 ml.
Other ingredients are: Sucrose, sorbitol solution (E420),
glycerol, dispersible cellulose, polysorbate 80, methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218), sunset yellow (E110) and
purified water. The flavouring is orange and imitation
white sugar.

What the medicine looks like
Calpol Six Plus Suspension is an orange coloured and
flavoured liquid, available in 100 ml and 200 ml bottles.
It contains 250 mg of the active ingredient Paracetamol
in every 5 ml of medicine.
The Product Licence holder is McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
The manufacturer is Famar Orléans, 5 avenue de
Concyr, 45071 Orléans, Cedex 2, France.
This leaflet was revised September 2014.
Calpol is a registered trade mark.


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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