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Calpol Tablet 500mg is most commonly used to treat fever and mild to moderate pains such as muscle ache, headache, toothache, arthritis, backache, menstrual cramps, and post-immunization pyrexia. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Calpol Tablet 500mg is Paracetamol (also known as Acetaminophen) 500mg.
Paracetamol (or Acetaminophen) primarily acts as an analgesic and antipyretic agent. Further, it also has anti-inflammatory properties to a certain extent. It produces an analgesic effect by increasing pain threshold and antipyresis by acting on the hypothalamic heat-regulating center.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Calpol tablet 500mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew the Calpol tablet 500mg.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Do not swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take Calpol Tablet 500mg with or without food.
For adults, the usual dosage is 1 tablet 3-4 times a day or as suggested by your physician or health care professional.
For children talk to your doctor before giving the tablet.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Caution advised among people with hepatic-related problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
This drug may be used during pregnancy, no known risk of fetal harm. However, consider taking the tablet if suggested by a doctor.
This may be used while breastfeeding, no known risk of infant harm based on human data and there are no human studies are available to estimate effects on milk production.
Do not take Calpol Tablet 500mg along with alcohol as it may increase the hepatic risk.
Drug Interactions: Affected by delayed gastric emptying, analgesic-associated nephropathy, methemoglobinemia.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
It is used to used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever.
Paracetamol blocks chemicals that cause pain. It lowers fever by changing the bodys thermostat in the brain.
Take this as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor. Never take more than 1000 mg at any one time and no more than 4 times in one day. The dose for a child is different from the adult dose. Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child. It may be taken with or without food. If you need pain relief fast, take it on an empty stomach as food may slow down the absorption. You may stop taking it when you have no more pain or fever. Take it only when you need to.
Upset stomach or throwing up. Harm to the liver may rarely happen.
Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
Do not take this drug if you had an allergy to this or similar drugs in the past. Do not take it if you have liver or kidney failure.
Seek help if you are having an allergic reaction to the drug. Signs include rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, face, tongue; or hives. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; sweating; extreme tiredness; unusual bleeding or bruising; pain in the stomach; yellowing of the skin. Contact an emergency centre immediately if you suspect overdose.
Alert your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics
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