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Paracetamol Suppositories 120mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start giving your
child this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor, nurse
or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for your child. 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:

What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are used for
Before you use Paracetamol Suppositories
How to use Paracetamol Suppositories
Possible side effects
How to store Paracetamol Suppositories
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.

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

Peel back

Peel back

4. Using your index finger or middle 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 bowel.
How much to use
The usual dose for children aged 1-5 years (around 10-18kg)
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. 1 year (10 kg)
– (120mg) 1 suppository, 5 years (18 kg) – (240mg) 2 suppositories.
You must not exceed the stated dose.
If you use more Paracetamol Suppositories than you should
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an
overdose, even if the child seems well, because of the risk of delayed,
serious liver damage.
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

2. Before you use Paracetamol Suppositories

Like all medicines Paracetamol Suppositories can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Side effects that may occur include:
• a skin rash

You should not give Paracetamol Suppositories to your child if:
• your child is allergic (hypersensitive) to Paracetamol or
to any of the ingredients listed in section 6 of this leaflet

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

If this applies to your child please tell your doctor before taking this

5. How to Store Paracetamol Suppositories

Take special care with Paracetamol Suppositories if:
• your child suffers from severe liver or kidney problems

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use Paracetamol Suppositories after the expiry date on the
carton label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

If your child’s symptoms persist you should consult your doctor.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use Paracetamol Suppositories with other medicines that
contain Paracetamol.

Do not use if the strip containing the suppositories is damaged.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if your child is taking, or
has recently taken, any other medicine including medicines obtained
without prescription.
Please tell your doctor if your child is 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 your child please consult your doctor.

3. How to use Paracetamol Suppositories

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 contain
The active ingredient is Paracetamol 120mg
The other ingredients are Adeps solidus and Macrogol ester
What Paracetamol Suppositories look like and contents of the
Paracetamol Suppositories are smooth, white suppositories supplied
in a plastic cavity in strips of 5. Each pack contains 10 suppositories.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Ricesteele Manufacturing Limited,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Dublin 24

Always use Paracetamol Suppositories exactly as your doctor has told
you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not

Product License Number:
PL 01648/0014
This leaflet was last approved in: 08/2009

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
Continued overleaf

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