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Paralink® 500mg Suppositories
Paracetamol 500mg Suppositories
Your medicine is known by any of the above names, but will be referred to
as Paracetamol Suppositories throughout this:

Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you or your child starts 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
• 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 as yours.
• 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 Suppositories are and what they are used for
2) Before you use Paracetamol Suppositories.
3) How to use Paracetamol Suppositories.
4) Possible side effects.
5) How to store Paracetamol Suppositories.
6) Further information.

1) What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are
used for
The active ingredient Paracetamol is a medicine with pain relieving
Paracetamol Suppositories are used:

for the relief of mild to moderate pain

for the relief of a high temperature (fever)

if you are unable to take paracetamol orally e.g. after an operation or
if you are feeling or being sick.

2) Before you use Paracetamol Suppositories
You or your child should not take Paracetamol Suppositories if:

you or your child are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or to
any of the ingredients listed in section 6 of this leaflet
If this applies to you or your child please tell your doctor before taking this
Take special care with Paracetamol Suppositories if:

you or your child suffer from severe liver or kidney problems

you or your child suffer from alcoholism
If your’s or your child’s symptoms persist you should consult your doctor.
Do not use Paracetamol Suppositories with other medicines that contain
Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you or your child are taking,
or have recently taken, any other medicine including medicines obtained
without prescription.
Please tell your doctor if you or your child are taking any of the following

medicines used to thin your blood (anticoagulants) e.g. warfarin

medicines used to stop you feeling or being sick such as
metoclopramide and domperidone

colestyramine, a medicine used to prevent coronary heart disease
and diarrhoea caused by certain disorders
If you have any doubts as to whether Paracetamol Suppositories are
suitable for you or your child 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 Suppositories.
Driving and using machines
There are no known side effects of taking Paracetemol Suppositories on
driving or using machines.

3) How to use Paracetamol Suppositories
Always use Paracetamol Suppositories exactly as your doctor has told
you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
1. If your child needs to empty their bowels this should be done before
inserting the suppository.
2. Wash hands before opening individual packaging. If the suppository is
too soft, it may be chilled in the refrigerator or under cold running water
before unwrapping
3. To remove a suppository, tear one
from the strip along the perforations
then peel it from the plastic
wrapping by grasping the two
halves of the wrapping at the tip of
the suppository and pulling them
gently apart. The tip should be
moistened with a little cold water to
aid insertion

4. Using your index finger, whichever you find easier, gently push the
suppository into the rectum (back passage), making sure the rounded
end of the suppository is inserted first.
5. The suppository should be inserted as far as possible, pushing the end
of the suppository sideways to ensure contact with the wall of the

How much to use
The usual dose for adults, elderly and children 12 - 18 years is 1 or 2
suppositories every 4 to 6 hours up to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours.
The dose should be based on age and weight i.e.12 years (39 kg) – (500
mg) 1 suppository, adults and the elderly (1 g) 2 suppositories.

Who makes and repackages your medicine?
Your medicine is manufactured by Ricesteele Manufacturing Limited,
Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaught, Dublin 24, Ireland. Procured from
within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: Primecrown
Ltd., 28, Sarum Complex, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2RZ

You must not exceed the stated dose.

Leaflet date: 09.02.2011.

If you use more Paracetamol Suppositories than you should
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose,
even if you or the child seems well, because of the risk of delayed, serious
liver damage.

Paralink® is a trade mark of Rice Steele and Company Limited, Tallaght,
County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

If these suppositories are swallowed contact your doctor or nearest
casualty unit immediately taking the carton, any leftover suppositories and
this leaflet with you.

4) Possible side effects
Like all medicines Paracetamol Suppositories can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Side effects that may occur include:

a skin rash
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.

5) How to store Paracetamol Suppositories

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children
Do not use after the expiry date shown on this pack
Do not store above 25ºC. Protect from heat.
Do not use if the strip containing the suppositories is damaged.
If your medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who will tell
you what to do.
• 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.

6) Further information
What Paracetamol Suppositories contains
• The active ingredient is paracetamol 500mg.
• The other ingredients are hard fat and macrogol ester.
What Paracetamol Suppositories looks like and contents of the pack
Paracetamol Suppositories are smooth, white suppositories supplied in a
plastic cavity in strips of 5. Each pack contains 10 suppositories..
PL 10383/1863

Paracetamol 500mg Suppositories/
Paralink 500mg Suppositories


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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