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PARACETAMOL 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES
Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL
PARA-SUPPS PARACETAMOL 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES
PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS LEAFLET CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE USE OF
This product is available without a prescription. However, you still need to use the product
carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need further information.
You must contact your doctor if the symptoms become worse or if there is no
improvement after three days.
If any of the side effects becomes serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Contents of this leaflet:
What Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories are and what they are used for
Before you use Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories
How to use Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories
Possible side effects
How to store Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories
WHAT PARA-SUPPS PARACETAMOL 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES ARE AND
WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories contain paracetamol, which belongs to a
group of medicines called anti-inflammatory painkillers.
A suppository is a small, torpedo-shaped medicine which is inserted in to the back passage
(rectum). These may be useful in people who find it difficult to take tablets or syrup.
Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories can be used to relieve mild to moderate pain
and fever in children and adults.
BEFORE YOU USE PARA-SUPPS PARACETAMOL 500 MG
Do not use Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories
if you or your child are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or any of the other
ingredients in this medicine.
Take special care with Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories
if you or your child has liver or kidney problems
Taking other medicines
Do not use any other products that contain paracetamol while using Para-Supps Paracetamol
500 mg Suppositories.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child is taking any of the following medicines:
medicines used as sedatives, such as barbiturates
warfarin or other coumarins, which are medicines used to thin the blood
medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits, such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital or
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child is taking or has recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you have any doubts about whether you or your child should take this medicine, then talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should ask your doctor for advice before taking
Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories.
HOW TO USE PARA-SUPPS PARACETAMOL 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES
For rectal use only.
The dosage schedule given below should be followed, unless otherwise directed by your
The number of suppositories to give your child depends on their age and weight. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice on how many suppositories to give.
The usual dose is:
Adults: 500-1000 mg (1-2 suppositories) to a maximum of 8 in 24 hours.
Children 12-16 years: 500-1000 mg (1-2 suppositories) to a maximum of 6 in 24 hours
Do not use more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period. Leave at least 4 hours between
doses. Only use whole suppositories.
Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories are designed to be inserted in the back
Always wash your hands before and after using the suppositories.
If you or your child needs to empty their bowels, this should be done before inserting the
It may be easier to do if your child lies on a bed on their front or side.
The blister should be opened immediately before use. Remove one suppository from the
mould. Do not break the suppository.
Moisten the tip of the suppository with a little water before insertion.
Using one finger, slide the suppository as high up into the rectum as it can go without
pushing or applying force.
Try to keep your child still or stay still for a minute or two.
If you need to insert more than one suppository, insert them one at a time – there is no need
to wait between insertions for the previous suppository to melt – there is plenty of room in
Please refer to the diagram, which shows the insertion procedure. If you have any concerns
you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use more medicine than the label tells you to. If you or your child does not get better,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give more suppositories than the recommended dose given Section 3 of this leaflet.
Do not use for longer than three days without consulting your doctor.
If a dose is missed, administer the normal dose as soon as possible. Do not give a double
dose. Then allow at least 4 hours before the next dose.
If you use more than you should: Talk to a doctor at once if you or your child takes too
much of this medicine even if you or your child feels well. This is because too much
paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories can have some side effects
although not everyone gets them. Side effects that may occur are listed below.
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 people)
• Redness or soreness in or around the back passage (rectum).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people)
• Allergic reactions
• Skin rashes or itching
• Blood problems. If these happen you or your child may get a high temperature/fever,
ulcers in the mouth and throat, a tendency to bleed or bruise easily or to get infections.
• Liver problems
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE PARA-SUPPS PARACETAMOL 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep in the outer carton.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date on the carton or blister strip.
Do not use a suppository that is damaged or shows signs of deterioration.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that you no longer need. These measures will help
to protect the environment.
What Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories contain:
Each suppository contains:
Active ingredient: 500 mg of paracetamol
Other ingredients: hard fat and soya lecithin.
What Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories look like and contents of the pack:
Para-Supps Paracetamol 500 mg Suppositories are white to ivory-coloured, torpedo-shaped
suppositories that are available in packs of 10 packed in plastic-coated aluminium blister
bene Arzneimittel GmbH, Herterichstrasse 1, D-81479 Munich, Germany
Marketing authorisation holder:
Amdeepcha Ltd., 85, Yarmouth Road, Blofield, Norwich, Norfolk NR13 4LQ, UK
This leaflet was last approved in: December 2012
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.