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PARACETAMOL 1000MG SUPPOSITORIES

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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Title:

Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories

Ref:

PIL - Patient Information Leaflet

Date:

05/01/16

Size (mm):

265(W) x 360(H)

Modified:

01/03/16

Colours
(Printed)

Colours
(Non printed)

Black

TRIM

Process

REFERENCE

PERF
REFERENCE

Do not use more suppositories than stated above.
This product is not suitable for use in children.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
Paracetamol

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
Always use 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 or pharmacist if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days.
- Your product is called Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories but will be referred to as Paracetamol Suppositories
throughout this leaflet.

How to use the suppositories:
• Your bowels need to be empty when you use this medicine. If you need to go to the toilet, make sure that you do it before
you use the suppository.
• It may be easier to use the suppository if you are lying on your front or side on a bed.
• Wash your hands. Then peel the wrapping apart to take out the suppository. Do not break the suppository before use.
• Gently push the suppository into your back passage with the pointed end first. To make it easier to use the suppository
you may warm it slightly between your hands beforehand.
• Try to keep still for a minute or two and then wash your hands.
If you take more Paracetamol Suppositories 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 Paracetamol Suppositories
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What is in this leaflet
1. What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you use Paracetamol Suppositories
3. How to use Paracetamol Suppositories
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol Suppositories
6. Contents of the pack and other information

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

1. WHAT PARACETAMOL SUPPOSITORIES ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Paracetamol Suppositories contain a medicine called paracetamol. This belongs to a group of medicines called pain-killers
(analgesics). A suppository is a small, torpedo-shaped, medicine which is inserted into the back passage (rectum).
Paracetamol Suppositories are used to treat pain and high temperature (fever) in adults.
They are used when it is difficult to take paracetamol as tablets or syrup.
You must talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE PARACETAMOL SUPPOSITORIES
Do not use Paracetamol Suppositories:
• if you are allergic to paracetamol, soya, peanuts or any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Paracetamol Suppositories.
Take special care with the use of Paracetamol Suppositories and talk to your pharmacist or doctor if:
• you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
Other medicines and Paracetamol Suppositories
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This is because
Paracetamol Suppositories can have an affect on the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an affect on how
Paracetamol Suppositories work.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
• Other medicines containing paracetamol – do not use your Paracetamol Suppositories at the same time
• Medicines to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick), such as metoclopramide and domperidone
• Colestyramine, used to reduce the level of cholesterol (fat) in the blood
• Medicines called anticoagulants, such as warfarin, used for treating blood clots or “thinning the blood”
• Medicines called anticonvulsants used for treating epilepsy or fits (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine)
• The antibiotic rifampicin.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
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

3. HOW TO USE PARACETAMOL SUPPOSITORIES
This medicine is for rectal use only. Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is:
Number of
Suppositories

Minimum Length of
time between doses

Maximum number of
suppositories in 24 hours

1

4 – 6 hours

4

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Paracetamol Suppositories immediately and call your doctor if you notice you have any signs of allergic
reaction.
Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
The following side effects can happen with this medicine.
Common side effects (affects more than 1 in 100 people taking this medicine):
• Redness or soreness in and around the back passage.
Rare side effects (affects less than 1 in 1000 people taking this medicine):
• Blood problems. If these happen, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual, be more susceptible to infections, or
get a high temperature (fever) and ulcers in the mouth and throat
• Liver problems. Symptoms may include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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 PARACETAMOL SUPPOSITORIES
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and on the blister strip. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month. Do not store over 30°C.
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 Paracetamol Suppositories contain
- The active substance is paracetamol. Each suppository contains 1000mg of paracetamol.
- The other ingredients are hydrogenated fat and soybean lecithin.
What Paracetamol Suppositories look like and contents of the pack
Cream coloured, torpedo shaped suppository, available in packs of 10 suppositories.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing authorisation holder: Amdeepcha Limited, 85 Yarmouth Road, Blofield, Norwich, Norfolk NR13 4LQ, UK.
Manufacturer: Dr. R. Pfleger Chemische Fabrik GmbH, D-96045 Bamberg,
This package leaflet was last revised in March 2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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