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MORRISONS PAIN RELIEF 500MG/65MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL / CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL / CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Morrisons Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
Paracetamol and Caffeine

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
 Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
 Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
 If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
 You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better
or if you feel worse after 3 days.
The name of your medicine is Morrisons Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets. In the rest of this leaflet it is
called Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets are and what they are
used for
2. What you need to know before you take Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets
3. How to take Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets are and what they
are used for
The name of your medicine is Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets.
These tablets contain a combination of paracetamol (a painkiller)
and caffeine (a mild stimulant).

Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets are used to relieve mild to
moderate pain including, toothache, period pains, and pains
associated with the joints and muscles.
2. What you need to know before you take Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets
Do not take Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets if you:
 are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, caffeine or any of
the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
 have had ulcers of the stomach or small intestine (peptic ulcer
disease).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets if you:

suffer from kidney disease

suffer from liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol

suffer from alcoholism

suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened
by aspirin
Caution should be exercised when taking paracetamol prior to
(less than 72 hours before) or at the same time as intravenous
busulfan.
This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any
other paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Other medicines and Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines. The following
medicines can affect or be affected by Pain Relief 500mg/65mg
Tablets:








medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. quinolone
antibiotics and isoniazid such as enoxacin, pipemidic acid
and ciprofloxacin used to treat tuberculosis)
medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine,
phenobarbital, phenytoin, primodone and lamotrigine)
medicines used to treat depression (e.g. fluvoxamine)
metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and
nausea)
oral contraceptives (‘‘The Pill’’, mini-pill), hormonal
implants and HRT
warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the
blood) due to increased risk of bleeding
probenecid (used to treat gout)














diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller)
colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases
of the intestine and liver)
clozapine (an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia)
diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide
ephedrine, a stimulant used in dietary supplements such as
Ma Huang
benzodiazepine medicines (sedatives e.g. diazepam)
disulfaram (used to treat alcoholism)
lithium (used to treat manic depression/bipolar disorder)
mexilitine (used to treat abnormal heart rhythms)
phenylpropanolamine (a decongestant)
theophylline (used in the treatment of asthma)
intravenous busulfan (used in chemotherapy to treat cancer)

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant
or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets do not affect your ability to
drive or operate machinery.
3. How to take Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
sure. Swallow tablets whole with a glass of water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
 1 to 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours.
 do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
 do not exceed the recommended dose
 if symptoms persist see your doctor
 do not take for more than 3 days unless you have been told to
do so by your doctor
Children 12 – 15 years: One tablet every 4 – 6 hours when
necessary to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours.
Children under 12 years
 do not give to children under 12 years unless your doctor tells
you to.
If you take more Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets than you
should

Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine
even if you feel well. This is because too much paracetamol can
cause delayed, serious liver damage.
If you forget to take Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it
is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed
dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an
allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following, stop
taking this medicine immediately, and see your doctor or
pharmacist:
 rash, itching and/or difficulty breathing.
Side effects that have been reported with Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets are:


rash





anxiety



worsening of
asthma
sleep disturbance



tremor



changes in
blood cells

The use of this medicine over a long time can cause kidney
problems. If you experience any side effects or feel that the
medicine is affecting you badly tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
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.
5. How to store Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.





Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets should be stored in a dry
place below 25°C
Store in the original container to protect from light; do not
transfer to another container.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated
on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets contain
The active ingredients are: paracetamol 500mg and caffeine
65mg.
The other ingredients are: potato starch, pregelatinised maize
starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, purified talc,
croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid and water.
What Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets look like and contents
of the pack
Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets are capsule shaped tablets.
Pain Relief 500mg/65mg Tablets are available from the
pharmacy in blister pack sizes of 20, 24, 28, 30 and 32 tablets or

in polypropylene/polyethylene containers of 25
tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Ltd, Ash
Road North, Wrexham, LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Other formats:
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print
or audio please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK Only).
Please be ready to give the following information:

Product name

Reference number

Morrisons Pain Relief
500mg/65mg Tablets

29831/0437

This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of
Blind People.
This leaflet was last revised in 07/2017.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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