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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Paracetamol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
- 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.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for

Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are used to relieve mild to moderate pain
including headache, migraine, toothache, sore throat, period pains, neuralgia
(pain in the nerves), pains associated with joints and muscles, backache.
They are also used to reduce symptoms of rheumatic aches and pains,
influenza, feverishness and feverish colds.
2. What you need to know before you take
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

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The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg Caplets. These caplets
contain paracetamol (a painkiller).

Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or
any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Caplets 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 Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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 Paracetamol 500mg Caplets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• 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 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)
• 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
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important Information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Caplets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Caplets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
• 1 or 2 caplets every 4 – 6 hours
• do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose.
Children aged 10-15 years:
• 1 caplet every 4 – 6 hours
• do not take more than 4 caplets 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.

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Children under 10 years
• do not give to children under 10 years unless your doctor tells you to.
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If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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.

(26.25mm)

If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Caplets than you should
Talk to your 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.

4. Possible side effects

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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

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.

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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.

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Side effects that have been reported with Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are:
• changes in blood cells • rash • worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.

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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:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the
skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of
breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.

5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

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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.

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• Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 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.

(26.25mm)

Keep this medicine out the sight and reach of
children.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets contain
The active ingredient is: paracetamol 500mg.

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The other ingredients are: potato starch, maize starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearic acid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216)) and magnesium stearate.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are white capsule shaped tablets with a break
line on one side.
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are available on prescription in blister pack
sizes of 48, 50, 96 and 100 caplets and in plastic containers of 100, 250,
300, 500 and 1000 caplets.

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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, 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).
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Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

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Product name

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Health Essentials Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Paracetamol
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 or nurse
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 Health Essentials Paracetamol 500mg
Caplets. In the rest of this leaflet it is called Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
What is in this leaflet
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for
The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg
Caplets. These caplets contain paracetamol (a
painkiller).

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Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are used to relieve
mild to moderate pain including, headache,
migraine, toothache, sore throat, period pains,
neuralgia (pain the nerves), pains associated with
joints and muscles, backache. It is also used to
reduce symptoms of rheumatic aches and pains,
influenza, feverishness and feverish colds.
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6)
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Caplets 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.

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This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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 treatment with Paracetamol 500mg Caplets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• 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 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)
• 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
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Caplets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).

(26.25mm)

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3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Caplets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over
• 1 to 2 caplets every 4 – 6 hours.
• do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose
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If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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

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If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 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.

(26.25mm)

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

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Children under 10 years of age:
• do not give to children under 10 years.

(26.25mm)

Children 10 – 15 years:
• do not exceed the recommended dose
• 1 caplet every 4-6 hours.
• do not take more than 4 caplets in 24 hours.
Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition
deteriorates during treatment.

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(26.25mm)

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:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the
skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin,
sometimes with shortness of breath or swelling of
the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.

(26.25mm)

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

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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.

(26.25mm)

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.

(26.25mm)

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Side effects that have been reported with
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are:
• changes in blood cells • rash
• worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of
serious skin reactions
have been reported.

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.

9th fold

(26.25mm)

• Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 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 pack.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

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Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

(26.25mm)

5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

Please be ready to give the following information:
Product name

Reference number

Health Essentials
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

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This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
This leaflet was revised in November 2016.

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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).

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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.

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Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are available on general sale in blister pack
sizes of 8, 10, 12 and 16 caplets and from pharmacies in blister pack sizes
of 20, 24, 28, 30 and 32 caplets.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are white capsule shaped tablets with a break
line on one side.

(26.25mm)

The other ingredients are: potato starch, maize starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearic acid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216) and magnesium stearate.

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What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets contain
The active ingredient is paracetamol 500mg.

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6. Contents of the pack and other information

Package leaflet: Information for the user
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Paracetamol

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for 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.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are and what they are used for
The name of your medicine is Paracetamol 500mg Caplets. These caplets
contain paracetamol (a painkiller).
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are used to relieve
mild to moderate pain including, headache,
migraine, toothache, sore throat, period pains,
neuralgia (pain the nerves), pains associated with
joints and muscles, backache. It is also used to
reduce symptoms of rheumatic aches and pains,
influenza, feverishness and feverish colds.

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This medicine is available without prescription. Always take this medicine
exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist or nurse
has told you.

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Neutral code not required on the leaflet artworks.

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2. What you need to know before you take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6)

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Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg
Caplets 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 Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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 treatment with Paracetamol 500mg Caplets:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone)
• 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 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)
• 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
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol
500mg Caplets
This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and
propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can
be delayed).
3. How to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Paracetamol
500mg Caplets should be swallowed with water.
Adults and children 16 years and over:
• 1 to 2 caplets every 4 – 6 hours.
• do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose
Children 10 – 15 years:
• do not exceed the recommended dose
• 1 caplet every 4-6 hours.
• do not take more than 4 caplets in 24 hours.
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Non-Regulatory

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Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition
deteriorates during treatment.

If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Caplets
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.

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If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 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.

(26.25mm)

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

(26.25mm)

Children under 10 years of age:
• do not give to children under 10 years.

4. Possible side effects

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(26.25mm)

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

5th fold

(26.25mm)

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:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the
skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of
breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.

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.

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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.

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Side effects that have been reported with Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are:
• changes in blood cells • rash
• worsening of asthma
• very rare cases of
serious skin reactions
have been reported.

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.

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• Paracetamol 500mg Caplets 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 pack.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

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Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

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5. How to store Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

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6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets contain
The active ingredient is paracetamol 500mg.

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The other ingredients are: potato starch, maize starch, talc purified,
povidone, stearic acid, sodium starch glycollate, nipasept (containing
ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), methylhydroxybenzoate (E218),
propylhydroxybenzoate (E216) and magnesium stearate.
What Paracetamol 500mg Caplets look like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are white capsule shaped tablets with a break
line on one side.

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Paracetamol 500mg Caplets are available on general sale in blister pack
sizes of 8, 10, 12 and 16 caplets and from pharmacies in blister pack sizes
of 20, 24, 28, 30 and 32 caplets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.

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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).
Reference number

Paracetamol 500mg Caplets

29831/0158

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Product name

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Please be ready to give the following information:

This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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104015/6
216530

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This leaflet was revised in November 2016.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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