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CALPOL PAED 15ML DROPS

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CALPOL PAED 15ML DROPS
Calpol Pediatric Drops
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Calpol Pediatric Drops are meant for neonates and infants. This medicine is most commonly used to treat fever and mild to moderate pains such as muscle ache, headache, toothache, arthritis, backache, 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.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Calpol Pediatric Drops is Paracetamol (also known as Acetaminophen) 100mg/ml.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before using the Calpol Pediatric Drops:

  • Hypersenstivity to any of the components used in drops such as Paracetamol (Acetaminophen)

Caution:

  • Hepatic impairment
  • Malnutrition
  • Hypovolemia
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur to your infant during the usage of this syrup. It is generally well tolerated when given in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Tinnitus
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Gastric problems
  • Palpitation
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal discomfort

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Anemia
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Renal tubular necrosis, acute
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
Calpol Pediatric Drops are meant for oral administration. Shake the bottle well before administration of the drops. Dosage can be administered with the dropper that comes along with the container.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, give it to your infant as soon as you remember; but if it is time for their next dose, skip it and give it according to their normal schedule. Don’t give two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your baby?s health.
Dosage as recommended by your doctor or follow the instructions given on the prescription.
But do not administer more than 4 doses in a day and do not prolong for more than 3 days except under a bit of medical advice.

Overdosage

Avoid giving more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but your child may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Yellow skin
  • Blood clotting
  • Confusion
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lactic acidosis
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Give the drops only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among infants with renal problems. If your child has any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before giving the medicine.

Liver:

Caution advised among infants with hepatic-related problems. If your child has any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before administering the medicine to your baby.

Drug Interactions:

Affected by delayed gastric emptying, analgesic-associated nephropathy, methemoglobinemia.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool and neat place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Do not use the medicine if the cap seal is broken before its use.
  • Do not use this medicine with other paracetamol containing medicines.

Drug Composition information
What is Paracetamol for:

It is used to used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever.

How does Paracetamol work:

Paracetamol blocks chemicals that cause pain. It lowers fever by changing the bodys thermostat in the brain.

How should Paracetamol be used:

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.

Common side effects of Paracetamol :

Upset stomach or throwing up. Harm to the liver may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Paracetamol :

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.

When do I need to seek medical help

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.

Can I take Paracetamol with other medicines:

Alert your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Paracetamol :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

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.

Therapeutic Classification

Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics

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