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Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 0-2 Years Old

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Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 2-6 Years Old

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Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 6-12 Years Old

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Paracetamol Calpol Infant Drops

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 0-2 Years Old

  • Infant Drops Suspension
  • 0-2 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 2-6

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 2-6 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 2-6 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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Paracetamol Calpol 6-12

Paracetamol (Calpol®) for Children 6-12 Years Old

  • Suspension
  • 6-12 Years
  • Fast & effective relief for fever and pain

  • Paracetamol
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PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

PanaCool Children's Cooling Patch

  • Children's Cooling Patch
  • 1-12 Years
  • For express cooling action

  • L-Methol, Tween 80, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glycerin, Tartaric Acid, Polyviny Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, FD&C Blue No. 1, Purified Water
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HOW TO USE MEDICINES

  • Always read the label
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any possible side effects: e.g. drowsiness or irritability.
  • If your child is already taking a medication (even a non-prescription one), ask your doctor or pharmacist if it’s okay to take both.
  • Make sure you understand how much and how often to give the medicine, and follow directions on doctor’s prescription or on the pack carefully.
  • Write down the type of medicine and time you give your child medicine so there is no confusion.
  • When you buy over-the-counter medicines at the drugstore/pharmacy , always say it’s for a child, and tell the pharmacist the child’s age and weight.
  • Always finish a course of medicine as directed, especially antibiotics, as the full course is required. (Although the child may seem better after a few days, the infection may not be fully cleared).
  • If you suspect your child is reacting badly to the medicine (e.g. fever or rash) stop giving it to them and tell your doctor.
  • Buy medicines with child-resistant packaging. If your child’s condition is getting worse, despite the medicine, stop use and see your doctor immediately.

Tips for safe use of medicines

  • Paracetamol (e.g. Calpol®) and Ibuprofen are suitable choices for temporary relief from pain and fever.  Aspirin should not be given to children under 16.1 Always read label.
  • Write down the names of all medications your child uses in a child health record, especially if you see more than one doctor.
  • Always take your child’s health record when you see a healthcare professional.
  • Make a note if your child reacts badly to a medicine.
  • Never give your child medicine prescribed for someone else or medicine intended for adults.
  • Always follow the storage instructions on the pack.
  • Always check the expiration date of medicines kept at home. Dispose properly the expired medicines.
  • Keep all medicines locked away, out of sight and out of reach of children.

References:

1. 1.UK NHS Choices. Reye’s Syndrome. Available at: 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/reyes-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Accessed July 2010.

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