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PARACETAMOL 1000 MG EFFERVESCENT TABLETS
Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL
Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets
Paracetamol 1000 mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets are
and what they are used for
2. Before you take Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent
3. How to take Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets
4. Possible Side Effects
5. How to store Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets
6. Further Information
1. WHAT ALTRIDEXAMOL 1000 mg EFFERVESCENT
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets contain Paracetamol,
which relieves pain (analgesic) and reduces the body temperature
in fever (antipyretic).The tablets are recommended for use in the
treatment of mild to moderate pain and/or fever.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ALTRIDEXAMOL 1000 mg
Do not take Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Paracetamol or any of the
ingredients of Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets.
If you are already taking other pain medication containing
paracetamol do not use Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets
without first speaking to your doctor or a pharmacist.
Never take more Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets than
recommended. A higher dose does not increase pain relief; instead
it can cause severe liver damage. The symptoms of liver damage
occur first after a few days. It is important therefore that you contact
your doctor as soon as possible if you have taken more Altridexamol
1000 mg Effervescent Tablets than recommended in this leaflet.
Do not use Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets in children
and adolescents below 16 years of age.
3. HOW TO TAKE ALTRIDEXAMOL 1000 mg
You should take Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets exactly
as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets are for oral
administration. Place the tablet in a full glass of water. Allow it to
completely dissolve. Then drink the solution straight away.
If you have doubts on the correct dose of Altridexamol 1000 mg
Effervescent Tablets to use please consult your doctor.
This medicinal product is for use, only in adults and adolescents aged
16 years and above.
Adults and adolescents :
Take one tablet (1000 mg) every six hours, up to a maximum of 4
tablets (4000 mg) in 24 hours.
Maximum daily dose:
The maximum daily dose of Paracetamol must not exceed 4 tablets
Maximum single dose is 1000 mg (1 effervescent tablet)
The minimum time interval between two doses should be 6 hours.
Take special care with Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent
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.
Tell your doctor:
If you are suffering from kidney problems.
If you are suffering from liver problems, including liver problems due
to excessive alcohol consumption.
If you have Gilbert's syndrome (mild jaundice).
If you have hemolytic anemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood
If you are an asthmatic and sensitive to aspirin.
If you are suffering from dehydration or chronic malnutrition.
If you are on paracetamol containing drugs.
If you have fever after paracetamol therapy.
If you suffer from glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
If the pain persists for more than 5 days or the fever lasts for more
than 3 days, or gets worse or other symptoms appear, you should
stop the treatment and consult a doctor.
Do not use paracetamol unless prescribed by your doctor if you
have an addiction to alcohol or liver damage. If this concerns you do
not use with alcohol.
In moderate kidney problems: The usual dose is 500 mg repeated
every 6 hours.
In severe kidney problems: The usual dose is 500 mg repeated
every 8 hours.
In case of problems with your liver please consult your doctor. Your
doctor may decide to reduce the dose.
In chronic alcoholics, a dose of 2000 mg per day should not be
Do not divide the 1000 mg tablet into two equal halves for the
lower doses. Paracetamol tablets of lower strengths are available
in the market.
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock).
Decrease in red blood cells (anemia).
Severe kidney impairment (renal alteration).
Kidney disorder (nephrite interstitial).
If you take more Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets than
Blood in urine (haematuria).
Inability to urinate (anuresis).
Symptoms of paracetamol overdose in the first 24 hours may include
Stomach ulcers and bleeding (gastrointestinal effects).
paleness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, lack of desire to eat
and stomach pain. If you or someone you know accidentally takes
If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effects
more than the stated dose (overdose) you should contact a doctor
of listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
immediately even if you feel well, because there is risk of serious,
delayed liver damage.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
If you forget to take Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets:
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless
can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme at:
it is almost time for your next dose. The minimum time interval
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.By reporting side effects you can help
between two doses should be 6 hours. Never take a double dose to
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
make up for the one you have missed.
Do not exceed the stated dose. Do not give to adolescents of
16 years of age and younger. Cap contains desiccant. Do
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should
stop taking Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets and see your
doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like swelling in the
face, tongue or throat. difficulty swallowing, red and itchy swellings
on the skin and difficulty in breathing.
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1.000 patients):
Bleeding problems or clotting disorders (Platelet disorders),
decreased formation of cells, severe decrease in white blood
cells which may lead to severe infections (agranulocytosis),
frequent infections due to poorly functioning white blood cells
or decrease in white blood cells (leucopenia), reduction in
blood platelets, which increases the risk of bleeding or bruising
(thrombocytopenia) abnormal breakdown of red blood cells,
which may cause weakness or pale skin (haemolytic anaemia),
decrease in blood count (pancylopenia), reduced neutrophil
count in blood (neutropenia).
Allergies (excluding swelling on the face, mouth, hands).
Depression, confusion, sensing unreal things.
Abnormal accumulation of fluid under the skin (oedema).
Stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting or
Abnormal liver function, liver failure, death of liver cells (hepatic
Dizziness, feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness (malaise),
fever, drowsiness, drug interaction.
Overdose and poisoning.
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10.000 patients):
Damage caused to the liver (hepatotoxicity).
Immediate severe allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction
requiring discontinuation of treatment).
Low levels of glucose in the blood (hypoglycemia).
Cloudy urine and kidney disorders.
Life-threatening skin disease causing rash, skin peeling and
sores (epidermal necrolysis).
Allergic reaction of the skin (erythema multiforme).
Severe life-threatening skin disease causing rash, skin peeling,
sores (Stevens-Johnson syndrome).
Accumulation of fluid in the voice box (larynx).
5. HOW TO STORE ALTRIDEXAMOL 1000 mg
Keep out of the reach and sight of children and adolescents.
Do not use Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets after
expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiry
date refers to last day of that month.
Store below 25°C. Store in the original package in order to
protect from moisture and light.
Do not use the product if you notice visible signs of deterioration
like brown or black spots, bulging of tablets or discoloration.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
What Altridexamol 1000 mg effervescent tablets contain
The active ingredient is paracetamol. Each tablet contains
The other ingredients are anhydrous citric acid (E330), sodium
bicarbonate (E500), sucralose (E955), sucrose monopalmitate
(E473), sodium benzoate (E211), grapefruit flavour and kollidon 30
What Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets look like and
contents of the pack
Altridexamol 1000 mg Effervescent Tablets are white to almost white
round, flat tablets. The tablets are supplied in boxes containing 1 or
2 or 4 or 5 or 10 or 12 or 20 or 25 nylon/aluminium/PVC/lacquer
blisters (2 tablets per blister) and a patient leaflet.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
The Marketing Authorisation
Holder in the UK is:
Alpex Pharma (UK) Limited
25a Becker Close
MK41 OLP– UK
PO BOX 849,
Bedford, MK45 9EG
Kymos Pharma Services, S.L.
Ronda de Can Fatjó, 7B
(Parque Tecnológico del Vallès),
Cerdanyola del Vallès,
Fontus Health Ltd.
60 Lichfield Street,
Walsall. West Midlands.
This leaflet was last approved in 07/2017.