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2. Check before you take Hedex
Do not take Hedex:


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.

• 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.

In this leaflet:

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

1. What Hedex does

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.

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


3. How to take Hedex

How much

How often

Adults and
children over
16 years

1 or 2 tablets

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

Children 12 15 years

1 to 1½ tablets

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

Children 10 12 years

1 tablet

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

Children 6 - 10

½ tablet

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.

• 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.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor
or pharmacist.

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.

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, triacetin,
propylene glycol, shellac, brilliant blue FCF (E 133), sodium lactate and
dimethylpolysiloxane (SILFAR SE 4).
Packs of Hedex contain 16 or 32 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.

If you take too many tablets

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

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

This leaflet was last revised in January 2017.

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.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Hedex can have side effects but not everybody gets them. A small
number of people have had side effects.
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
• Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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