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Children’s Soluble Paracetamol Tablets
Paracetamol 120mg
Read this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription for
you to treat a mild condition in your child without
a doctor’s help. However, you still need to use it
carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.

What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Paracetamol which belongs
to a group of medicines called analgesics which can
relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever.
It can be used to relieve headache, toothache,
feverishness and the symptoms of colds and flu.

Before you give this medicine
This medicine can be given to children aged 6
years and over. However, some children should
not be given this medicine or you should seek the
advice of your pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not give this medicine if the
child is
• Allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the
‘What is in this medicine’ section of this leaflet.
• On a low sodium diet or has an intolerance to
some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to
(this medicine contains sorbitol).

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor
before giving this medicine
• If the child has kidney problems or liver
If you are an adult who is intending to take this
medicine, talk to your pharmacist or doctor if
any of the above applies to you, or you suffer
from other liver problems (including a disease
caused by drinking alcohol), or you are a woman
who is pregnant.
You can take this medicine if you are

If the child is taking other medicines
This medicine contains paracetamol.
Do not take with any other paracetamolcontaining products.
Before you give these tablets make sure that you
tell your pharmacist about ANY other medicines
you might be giving your child at the same time,
particularly the following:
• Domperidone or metoclopramide, for nausea
and vomiting.
• Colestyramine, for lowering blood lipid levels.
• Warfarin or other coumarins (for thinning
the blood) – if you take warfarin you can take
occasional doses of this medicine, but talk to
your doctor first before you take it on a
regular basis.
If you are unsure about interactions with any other
medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes
medicines you have bought yourself, including
herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Other important information
Information about some of the ingredients in
this medicine:
This medicinal product contains 87.33mg of
Sodium per dose. To be taken into consideration
for patients on a controlled sodium diet.

How to use this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do
not use that tablet.
Stir and dissolve the tablets in half a cup (about
50ml) of water or fruit juice until dispersed before

How many

How often

Children of
6 to 8 years

Two tablets

Children of
9 to 10


Every 4-6 hours
when necessary to
a maximum of 4
doses in 24 hours.
Every 4-6 hours
when necessary to
a maximum of 4
doses in 24 hours.

Children of
11 to 12


Every 4-6 hours
when necessary to
a maximum of 4
doses in 24 hours.

Do not give to children under 6 years, unless
your doctor tells you to.
Do not give more than the amount recommended
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
Do not give this medicine for more than 3 days
unless your doctor tells you to.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

If you give too many tablets:
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the
event of an overdose, even if the child feels well,
because of the risk of delayed, serious liver
damage. Go to your nearest hospital casualty
department. Take your medicine and this leaflet
with you.

Possible side effects

These other effects are less serious, if they bother
the child talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
• Other allergic reactions
• Unusual bruising, or infections such as sore
throats – this may be a sign of very rare changes
in the blood
If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice
any side effect not listed here, please tell your
pharmacist or doctor.

How to store this medicine
This medicine does not require any special storage
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of
children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Do not use after the Use By date on the end flap
of the carton (marked ‘EXP’).
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help protect the

What is in this medicine
Each effervescent tablet contains Paracetamol
120mg, which is the active ingredient.
As well as the active ingredient, the tablets also
contain sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, sodium
carbonate, sorbitol (E420), sodium saccharin,
gelatin, strawberry flavour.
Each tablet contains 87.33 mg sodium.
This product is available in pack sizes of 6, 10, 12,
18, 20 or 24 white, round, effervescent tablets
(not all pack sizes may be marketed).

Most children will not have problems, but some
children may experience side effects.
If the child gets any of these serious side effects,
stop giving the tablets. See a doctor at once:
• Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck,
tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)
• Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have
been reported.

Who makes this medicine
The medicine is manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder Max Remedies Ltd,
10, Town End View, Holmfirth HD9 1AX by The Boots Company PLC, Nottingham NG2 3AA.
Leaflet prepared September 2016.
If you would like any further information about this product, please contact Max Healthcare Ltd,
Waterside, Digley Road, Holmbridge, HD9 2QN.

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