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PARACETAMOL AND CAFFEINE 500 MG/65 MG TABLETS
Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL / CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL / CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL
Paracetamoland Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets.
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine .
• This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use
Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets carefully to get the best results
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions or if there is anything you do not understand ask your
In this leaflet:
What Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets do.
Check before you take Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets
How to take Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets
Possible side effects
How to store Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets
1. What Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets do
Parace tamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Table ts are used for the relief of headache,
migraine, backache, pain of osteoarthritis, toothache and period pain. They also
relieve discomfort in colds, flu, and sore throat and help reduce temperature.
The tablets contain two active ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller and reduces
your temperature when you have a fever. Caffeine acts to further help the
effectiveness of paracetamol.
2. Check before you take Paracetamol and Caffeine
500 mg/65 mg Tablets
Do not take Paracetamol and Caffeine
500 mg/65 mg Tablets
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, caffeine
or to any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• if you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol
• if you are under 12 years
Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
if you have liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease
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If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you
are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly metoclopromide or
domperidone (for nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick)) or
colestyramine (for lowering blood cholesterol). If you take blood
thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin) and you need to take a
pain reliever on a daily basis, talk to your doctor because of the risk of
bleeding. But you can still take occasional doses of Paracetamol and
Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets at the same time as anticoagulants.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets are not recommended
for use during pregnancy or if breast feeding.
3. How to take Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg
< symbol> Adults and children aged 16 years and over:
Swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Children aged 12-15 years :
Swallow 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 4 table ts in 24 hours.
● Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
● Do not take more than the recommended dose.
● Avoid too much caffeine in drinks like coffee, tea
and some canned drinks.
● Do not give to children under 12 years.
If you take too many tablets
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if
you feel well, because of the risk of delayed, serious, liver damage.
If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg/65 mg Tablets can have side
effects, but not everybody gets them.
The following side effects may occur but are rare, if you get them stop taking
this medicine and tell your doctor.
Allergic reactions such as skin rash, or peeling, itching or mouth ulcers, swelling
of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
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If you have previously experienced breathing problems with aspirin or other
painkillers like ibuprofen and have experienced a similar reaction with this product.
You get unexplained bruising or bleeding.
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If you do get any side effects even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor
5. How to store Paracetamol and Caffeine
500 mg/65 mg Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C
6. Further information
Active ingredients Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500mg and Caffeine 65 mg
Other ingredients Starch pregelatinised, maize starch,
polyvinylpyrrolidone, potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc,
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose and triacetin.
Packs of Paracetamol and Caffeine 500 mg / 65 mg Tablets
contain 8, 12, 16 or 32 tablets.
The marke ting authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK)
Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, UK. And all enquiries should be sent to this
The manufacture r is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Ltd. Co. Waterford,
Ireland or GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co.KG. Benzstrasse 25, 71083
This leaflet was last revised in March 2017.
Panadol is a registered trade mark owned by or licensed to the GSK group of
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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