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DOANS BACKACHE PILLS

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL DC 4% PVP / SODIUM SALICYLATE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
DOANS BACKACHE PILLS
WHAT ARE DOANS BACKACHE PILLS?
Doans Backache Pills are khaki brown coloured tablets each containing
paracetamol l50mg and sodium salicylate l00mg.
They also contain microcystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate,
colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, stearic acid,
hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, polysorbate 80, E171, E172, E464, I.M.S 74
OP BP and purified talc.
This product is available in packs of 24 and 32 Tablets
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bristol Laboratories Limited,Unit 3, Canalside, Northbridge road
Berkhamsted,Herts,HP4 1EG,UK.

WHEN TO USE DOANS BACKACHE PILLS?
Both paracetamol and sodium salicylate are analgesic ingredients.
The pills are used to relieve the symptoms of rheumatic aches and pains,
including backaches, sprains, lumbago, fibrositis, muscular aches and pains.
BEFORE TAKING DOANS BACKACHE PILLS
Before taking the pills, please check the following:
• Are you allergic to any of the contents listed above, or aspirin?
• Are you suffering from a stomach ulcer, or other stomach disorder?
• Do you have gout or hemophilia?
• Is this medicine for a child under 16 years of age?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do not take these pills.
Consult your doctor before taking Doans Backache Pills if you are
asthmatic, pregnant, breast-feeding or if you are receiving regular
medical treatment or currently taking other medicines, especially
anticoagulants (to thin the blood), cholestyramine (to treat diarrhoea
or lower blood lipid levels), metoclopramide (to treat nausea and
vomiting), probenecid (to treat
gout) or antacids (to treat
indigestion).

Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an
overdose, even if you feel well, because of the risk of delayed,
serious liver damage. Do not take with any other paracetamol
containing products. The hazards of overdose are greater in those
with non-cirrhotic liver disease.
There is possible association between Aspirin and Reye’s syndrome when
given to children. Reye’s syndrome is a very rare disease, which can be fatal.
For this reason aspirin should not be given to children aged under 16 years,
unless on the advice of a doctor.
DOSAGE
Dosage for adults and children over 16: 2 or 3 tablets every 4 hours,
swallowed whole with water.
Do not take more than 16 tablets in 24 hours.
Not suitable for children under 16 years of age.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
If too many tablets are taken, consult your nearest hospital casualty
department or tell your doctor immediately or pharmacist.
AFTER TAKING THE PILLS
Usually these pills do not cause problems. As with all medication, however,
sometimes unwanted side effects can occur in some people.
Very rarely, allergic reactions, asthma, kidney stones, stomach irritation or
bleeding, ringing in the ears, sickness, and blood disorders have been
reported.
If the pills make you feel unwell, discontinue use and consult your doctor or
pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE THE PILLS
Doans Backache Pills should be kept in a safe place out of reach and sight of
children.
Do not store above 250 C
Do not use after the expiry date on the end of the carton.
Date of leaflet: July2012
PL No. 17907/0378

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