Does Calpol contain paracetamol?

Does Calpol contain paracetamol?

Paracetamol is an everyday medicine, but it can be dangerous if your child takes too much. Be careful to keep it out of the reach of children. Paracetamol is known by many different brand names, including Disprol, Hedex, Medinol and Panadol. Paracetamol syrup is also known by the brand name Calpol.

Is Calpol paracetamol suspension?

CALPOL Infant Suspension contains 120mg Paracetamol in each 5ml.

How much paracetamol is in 5ml of Calpol?

CALPOL Infant Sugar Free Colour Free 120 mg/5 ml Oral Suspension contains 120 mg Paracetamol in each 5 ml.

Is Calpol as strong as paracetamol?

It’s formulated with over twice the strength of infant paracetamol to provide effective, soothing relief from pain and fever in children aged 6 and over and starts to work on fever in just 15 minutes without being harsh on the tummy.

Why is calpol banned?

But in 2009 the MHRA ruled that 36 different medicines, including Calpol Night, should no longer be given to children under six: research had shown them to be of limited use in younger children, and linked them to side effects such as disturbed sleep and hallucinations.

Is calpol anti inflammatory?

Paracetamol is a good painkiller, and is less likely to cause side-effects. Although paracetamol does not reduce inflammation, it is often the preferred painkiller for muscle and joint conditions that cause pain but have little inflammation.

Is calpol good for cough?

CalCough Children’s Syrup can be used from 1 year and provides effective relief from dry, tickly coughs and sore throats.

What happens if I give too much calpol?

Do not exceed the recommended dose. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help straight away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as children even if signs and symptoms are not noticed.

What is the side effects of calpol tablet?


  • increased sweating.
  • nausea or vomiting.
  • stomach cramps or pain.
  • swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area.
  • Can you give calpol and Calcough together?

    CALCOUGH® Children’s Syrup is a non-drowsy cough liquid that has been developed by our specialists to help gently relieve dry, tickly coughs and sore throats. This product can be taken alongside CALPOL® Infant Suspension if pain and fever relief is also needed.

    Is it safe to give my baby calpol every night?

    Can I give ibuprofen 2 hours after calpol?

    Paracetamol is the only safe painkiller to give children alongside ibuprofen. However, do not give ibuprofen and paracetamol at the same time. You need to give these medicines 1 at a time (unless your child’s doctor or nurse gives you different instructions).

    How much paracetamol is in Calpol Infant Suspension?

    CALPOL Infant Suspension contains 120mg Paracetamol in each 5ml. Excipients: sucrose (contains 2.2 g of sucrose per 5 ml), sorbitol liquid ( (E420) contains 0.45 g of sorbitol liquid per 5ml), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) and carmoisine (E122).

    How often should a 12 year old take Calpol?

    Maximum daily dose: 4000 mg. Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over: CALPOL TABLETS 500 mg: 1 to 2 tablets taken every 4 to 6 hours as required. CALPOL TABLETS 650 mg : 1 tablet taken every 4 to 6 hours as required. Children, 6 to 11 years: No more than four doses in any 24-hour period.

    When to stop giving Calpol Infant Suspension ( GSL )?

    Pain and other causes of fever – if your baby weighs over 4 kg and was born after 37 weeks • Do not give to babies less than 2 months of age. • Leave at least 4 hours between doses. • Do not give more than 2 doses. This is to ensure that fever that may be due to a serious infection is quickly diagnosed.

    Which is the best suspension for paracetamol tablets?

    Suspension: CALPOL SUSPENSION 120 mg/5 ml (Paracetamol Paediatric Oral Suspension IP 120mg) Each 5 ml contains: Paracetamol IP 120 mg in a flavoured syrup base. Colour : Carmoisine CALPOL SUSPENSION 250 mg/5 ml (Paracetamol Paediatric Oral Suspension IP 250mg) Each 5 ml contains: Paracetamol IP 250 mg in a flavoured syrup base.