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    What is Calpol?

    Calpol Tablet is used for Fever, Febrility, Cold, Ear pain, Headache, Joint pain and other conditions. Calpol Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Calpol Tablet contains Paracetamol as an active ingredient.
    Calpol Tablet works by increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating.
    GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals manufactures Calpol Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Calpol Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Calpol Tablet Uses

    Calpol Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Calpol Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Calpol Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 2

    Calpol Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Calpol Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Calpol Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Calpol Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Calpol Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Calpol Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

    Calpol Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Calpol Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Calpol Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Interfere with certain laboratory tests
    • Juxtapid mipomersen
    • Ketoconazole
    • Leflunomide
    • Prilocaine
    Learn more: Interactions

    Calpol Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Calpol Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Calpol Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy Calpol Tablet

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    Calpol Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Calpol Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Calpol Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Calpol Tablet be used for fever and febrility?
      Yes, fever and febrility are among the most common reported uses for Calpol Tablet. Please do not use Calpol Tablet for fever and febrility without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Calpol Tablet.
    • How long do I need to use Calpol Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 day and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Calpol Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Calpol Tablet.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Calpol Tablet? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Calpol Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Calpol Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Calpol Tablet.
    • Should I consume Calpol Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Calpol Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Calpol Tablet.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Calpol Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Calpol Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Calpol Tablet

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Calpol Tablet

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Calpol Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Calpol Tablet

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Calpol Tablet.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Calpol Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Calpol Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Calpol Tablet

    The safety profile of Calpol (Paracetamol) during pregnancy is not clear. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specified Paracetamol as a pregnancy category C drug which indicates that animal studies show an adverse effect on the fetus but there are no teratogenic studies of Calpol in pregnant women. Calpol is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which comes under the subclass of para-aminophenol derivatives. It is used for fever, cold, ear pain, joint pain, headache, and febrility.
    A study published in 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggested that Paracetamol may be responsible for the increased risk of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when used during pregnancy. Experimental studies in animals and cohort studies in humans indicated that there was no risk of congenital malformations with paracetamol use during pregnancy.
    Women taking Calpol are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.
    1. Wikipedia Paracetamol URL: Accessed December 20, 2017
    2. Andrade C. Use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the offspring. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016;77(3):e312-4 URL: Accessed December 20, 2017
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    Calpol Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Calpol Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Calpol Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet, 500 Tablet, 15 Tablet
    Calpol Tablet - Strengths: 500MG, 650MG

    Calpol Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Calpol Tablet - Demographic Information


    1. DailyMed LABEL: ACETAMINOPHEN - acetaminophen tablet, coated - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Pubchem Acetaminophen - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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