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PARACETAMOL 80 MG SUPPOSITORIES

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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Information for the user
FOR RECTAL ADMINISTRATION ONLY

Paracetamol 80mg Suppositories






Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you and your child.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use it carefully to get the best
results from it.
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In this leaflet:

1. What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are used for
2. Before you give Paracetamol Suppositories to your child
3. How to give Paracetamol Suppositories to your child
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Paracetamol Suppositories
6. Further information

1. What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are used for
Paracetamol Suppositories contain a medicine called paracetamol. Paracetamol is one of 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 babies and
children from the age of 3 months. They are used by children who find it difficult to take paracetamol as tablets
or syrup.

2. Before you give Paracetamol Suppositories to your child
Do not give your child these suppositories if:
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Taking other medicines
Please tell your child’s doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking, or has recently taken, any other medicines.
This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because the
suppositories can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Paracetamol
Suppositories. In particular, tell your child’s doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking any of the following:
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Do not give your child alcohol, or any medicines containing alcohol whilst they are being given these suppositories.

3. How to administer Paracetamol Suppositories to your child
This medicine is for rectal use only.
If your child’s doctor or pharmacist has told you how to use this medicine, do exactly as they have told you.
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or pharmacist.
How many Paracetamol Suppositories to give your child
3 to 12 months: One suppository
This dose may be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times in 24 hours.
Suppositories should not be given more often than every 4 hours.
If you are not sure how many suppositories to give your child, don’t guess, ask your child’s doctor or a pharmacist.
Do not give your child this medicine for more than 3 days, without speaking to your child’s doctor.
Do not give your child more suppositories than stated above.

How to use Paracetamol Suppositories
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make sure they do so before you give them the suppository.
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more comfortable for your child.
3. Wash your hands. Then peel the wrapping apart to remove the suppository.
Do not break the suppository before use.
4. Gently push the suppository into your child’s back passage, pointed end first. Then wash your hands.
5. Try to keep your child still for a minute or two.
6. If your child needs to be given another suppository remove another one from the wrapper. Then insert it into your
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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Paracetamol Suppositories can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects can happen with this medicine.
Common (affects more than 1 in 100 people)
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Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
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high temperature (fever) and ulcers in the mouth and throat.
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If your child gets any of the side effects mentioned above, or gets any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, talk
to your child’s doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Paracetamol Suppositories





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6. Further Information
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shaped medicine which is inserted into the back passage (rectum). Each pack contains 10 white suppositories,
each containing 80mg paracetamol.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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