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HEDEX TABLETS

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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Hedex can provide effective relief of headache, including migraine and tension
headaches, backache, rheumatic and muscle pain, toothache and period pain.
It also relieves sore throat and the fever, aches and pains of colds and flu.
The active ingredient is paracetamol which is a painkiller and also reduces your
temperature when you have a fever.

1. What Hedex does
1. What Hedex does
2. Check before you take Hedex
3. How to take Hedex
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hedex
6. Further information

How often

In this leaflet:

How much

• Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers
• Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them before when
taking other painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Hedex
tablets carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand,
ask your pharmacist.

1 or 2 tablets

Every 4-6 hours as required.
Don’t take more than 8 tablets
(4 doses) in any 24 hours

Paracetamol

Age

1 to 1½ tables

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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.

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3. How to take Hedex
Adults and
children over
16 years
Children 12 15 years

Every 4-6 hours, as required.
Don’t take more than 6 tablets
(4 doses) in any 24 hours

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5. How to store Hedex
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.

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Every 4-6 hours, as required.
Don’t take more than 4 tablets
(4 doses) in any 24 hours

½ tablet

6. Further information
Active ingredient: Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg.
Other ingredients: Maize starch, potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc, stearic
acid, polyvidone, soluble starch, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and triacetin.
Packs of Hedex contain 16 or 32 tablets.

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Children 10 12 years
Children 6 - 10
years

Every 4-6 hours, as required.
Don’t take more than 2 tablets
(4 doses) in any 24 hours

• Do not give to children under 6 years of age.
• Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.
• Do not give to children for more than 3 days at a time unless your
doctor tells you to.

If you take too many tablets
The marketing authorisation holder is Omega Pharma Ltd., 32 Vauxhall Bridge
Road, London, SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom and all enquiries should be sent to
this address.

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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.

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If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

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The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Ltd., Co. Waterford, Ireland or
GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co. KG, Benzstraße 25, 71083 Herrenberg, Germany.

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4. Possible side effects

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This leaflet was last revised in September 2017.

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Like all medicines, Hedex can have side effects but not everybody gets them. A small
number of people have had side effects.

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2. Check before you take Hedex

Do not take Hedex:

• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol or to any of the
other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• if you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:

• if you have liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease.

If you are taking other medicines

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any
prescribed medicines; particularly metoclopramide or domperidone
(for nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or colestyramine (to lower blood
cholesterol). If you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin) and
you need to take a pain reliever on a daily basis, talk to your doctor because of the
risk of bleeding. But you can still take occasional doses of Hedex at the same time
as anticoagulants.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Talk to your doctor before taking Hedex if you are pregnant. You can take this
product whilst breast feeding.

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Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience:
• Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching sometimes with
swelling of the mouth or face or shortness of breath

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