UNICHEM PARACETAMOL EXTRA STRENGTH
Paracetamol Extra Strength
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription for you
to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to
take it carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains paracetamol, which belongs to a
group of medicines called analgesics and antipyretics that
relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever.
It can be used to relieve headache, migraine,
neuralgia, backache, rheumatic and muscular pain,
period pain and toothache. It also relieves symptoms
of coughs, colds and sore throats
and helps to reduce temperature. It also contains
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged
12 years and over. However, some people should not
take this medicine or should seek the advice of their
pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take
• If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor
• If you have severe kidney or liver problems
(including a disease caused by drinking alcohol)
• If you are pregnant
• If you are breastfeeding
If you take other medicines
This medicine contains paracetamol.
Do not take with any other paracetamolcontaining products.
Before you take these tablets, make sure that you tell
your pharmacist about ANY other medicines you
might be using at the same time, particularly the
• Domperidone or metoclopramide, (for feeling sick
or being sick), may increase the pain relief effect of
• Colestyramine, (for lowering blood lipid levels), may
reduce the pain relief effect of paracetamol.
• Warfarin or other coumarins, (for thinning the
blood) – if you take warfarin you can take
occasional doses of this medicine, but talk to your
doctor first before you take it on a regular basis.
• Isoniazid and anti-bacterial medicine, (for
tuberculosis), may increase the effect of caffeine.
• Meprobamate, (for reducing anxiety, tension and
muscular spasms), may increase the effect of caffeine.
If you are unsure about interactions with any other
medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes
medicines prescribed by your doctor and
medicines you have bought yourself, including
herbal and homeopathic remedies.
How to take this medicine
Check that the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do
not take that tablet.
Follow the instructions in the table below.
children of 12
years and over
One to two
How often to take
Every 4 to 6 hours if
you need to.
Do not take more than
8 tablets in 24 hours
These other effects are less serious, if
they bother you talk to a pharmacist:
• Other allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash)
• Feeling sick
• Difficulty in sleeping
• Unusual bruising, or infections such as sore throats –
this may be a sign of very rare changes in the blood
If any side effect becomes severe, or you
notice any side effect not listed here, please
tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Swallow each tablet with water.
Do not give to children under 12 years
unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take more than the amount recommended
As this medicine contains caffeine you should avoid
drinking too many caffeine-containing drinks such as tea
or coffee when taking these tablets.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
Store at room temperature (15- 25°C) in a dry
Store in the original package.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of
children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Do not use after the Use By date on the end flap of
the carton and on the blister (marked ‘EXP’).
If you take too many tablets:
What is in this medicine
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. Go to your nearest
hospital casualty department. Take your medicine and
this leaflet with you.
Each capsule-shaped tablet contains Paracetamol
500mg and Caffeine 50mg, which are the active
As well as the active ingredients, the tablets also contain
microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, colloidal
anhydrous silica, sodium starch glycollate, stearic acid,
hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 400, croscarmellose
sodium, povidone and titanium dioxide (E171).
The pack contains 2, 8, 12 or 16 white capsule- shaped
tablets (not all pack sizes may be marketed).
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some
people may experience side effects.
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop
taking the tablets. See a doctor at once:
How to store this medicine
• Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck,
tongue or throat, (severe allergic reactions)
Who makes this medicine
The medicine is manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder Max Remedies Ltd, by Max Healthcare Ltd, both
located at William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BB.
Leaflet prepared November 2014
If you would like any further information about this product, please contact Max Healthcare Ltd, at the above address.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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