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PARACETAMOL 1000 MG SUPPOSITORIES BP

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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D00440

Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories BP
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP
3. How to use Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP
6. Further information

1. What Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP are and what
they are used for
Paracetamol belongs to a group of medicines
called analgesics. An analgesic is a medicine
that relieves pain. Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP are used in the treatment of
mild to moderate pain or fever.

2. Before you use Paracetamol
1000mg Suppositories BP
You should not use Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
paracetamol or to any of the ingredients
listed in section 6 of this leaflet
If this applies to you please tell your doctor
before using this medicine.
Take special care with Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP if:
• you suffer from kidney problems
• you suffer from liver problems, including
those caused by alcoholism
• you have an infection
If symptoms persist you should consult your
doctor.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if
you are taking, or have recently taken, any
other medicine including medicines obtained
without prescription.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking any of
the following medicines:
• warfarin, a medicine used to thin the blood.
Regular use of paracetamol and warfarin
together may increase the risk of bleeding;
occasional use has no effect
• metoclopramide (used to stop you feeling,
or being, sick)
• domperidone (used to stop you feeling, or
being, sick)
• cholestyramine (used to treat high
cholesterol levels)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits, such
as phenobarbitone
Do not use Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP with other medicines that contain
paracetamol.
If you have any doubts as to whether
Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories BP are
suitable for you please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you
should ask your doctor for advice before
taking Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories BP.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of taking
Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories BP on
driving or using machines.
Continued overleaf

3. How to use Paracetamol
1000mg Suppositories BP

5. How to Store Paracetamol
1000mg Suppositories BP

For rectal use only.
Always use Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if
you are not sure.
• If you need to empty your
bowels, this should be
Peel back
Peel back
done before inserting the
suppository
• Wash your hands
• Peel the wrapping apart
and remove the suppository from its plastic
wrapping by grasping the two halves of the
wrapping at the tip of the suppository and
pulling them gently apart.
• Moisten the suppository tip before insertion
• Push the suppository as high as possible
into the rectum (back passage)
• If you are unsure about how to use the
suppositories, please consult your doctor or
pharmacist
How much to use
Adults and children over 12 years
The usual dose is one suppository every 4 - 6
hours up to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours.
Dose should be based on age and weight.
Children under 12 years
Do not use in children under 12 years
You must not exceed the stated dose.
If you use more Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP than you should
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.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25° C. Keep the blister
strip in the outer carton
Do not use Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP after the expiry date on the carton label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
Do not use if the strip containing the
suppositories is damaged.
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.

4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines Paracetamol 1000mg
Suppositories BP can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Side effects that may occur include:
• a rash or itching initially
• soreness in or around your back passage
If any of these side effects gets serious, or
you notice any other side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

6. Further Information
What Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP contain
The active ingredient is paracetamol 1000mg.
The other ingredients are hard fat and Polyoxyl
40 Ester
What Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
BP look like and contents of the pack:
Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories BP are
smooth, white suppositories supplied in a
plastic cavity in strips of 6. Each pack contains
12 suppositories.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bampton Road, Romford, RM3 8UG
Manufacturer:
Macarthys Laboratories Ltd
T/A Martindale Pharmaceuticals
Bampton Road, Romford, RM3 8UG
Product Licence Number:
PL 00156/0098
This leaflet was last approved in: March 2009

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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