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PARACETAMOL SUPPOSITORIES 500MG

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

D00424

Paracetamol Suppositories 500mg Paracetamol
taking this medicine. 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. nurse or pharmacist. 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

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
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gently push the suppository into the rectum (back passage), 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 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. 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 you or 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.

1. What Paracetamol Suppositories are and what they are used for
The active ingredient Paracetamol is a medicine with pain relieving properties. 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 If this applies to you or your child please tell your doctor before taking this medicine. 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 yours or your childs symptoms persist you should consult your doctor. Do not use Paracetamol Suppositories with other medicines that contain Paracetamol. 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: 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 Paracetamol Suppositories on driving or using machines.

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 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. Do not store above 25C. Do not use if the strip containing the suppositories is damaged. 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 500mg The other ingredients are hard fat and Macrogol Ester What Paracetamol Suppositories look 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. Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer: Ricesteele Manufacturing Limited, Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Product License Number: PL 01648/0013 This leaflet was last approved in: 10/2009
06606/P/07 D00424

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.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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