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Calpol Tablet : Uses, Side Effects and Dosage

Calpol tablet is used to provide temporary relief from fever and pain from toothache, backache, arthritis, headache and muscle pain. This medicine must be used with caution to safeguard against severe side effects.

 

Calpol Composition and Nature:

Calpol tablet constitutes of Paracetamol as the active ingredient.

 

Calpol Tablet Uses:

Calpol is primarily used for providing relief from fever and pain; however it is used in other conditions such as:

-  Fever: This medicine can provide relief from fever but the cause is not treated.

-  Headache: This medicine can provide relief from headaches and migraines.

-  Muscle pain: This medicine can provide relief from mild to moderate pain in one’s muscles.

-  Menstrual cramps: This medicine can provide relief from cramping and relieves pain that is associated with the menstrual cycle of women.

-  Post immunization pyrexia: This medicine can provide relief from fever and pain caused after the administration of an injection.

-  Arthritis: This medicine can provide relief from pain related to arthritis.

 

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Calpol Tablet Side Effects:

Some of the common side effects of Calpol tablet include:

-  Abnormalities of blood cells

-  Allergic reactions

-  Feeling of sickness

-  Liver damage

-  Nausea

-  Rashes

-  Shortness of breath

-  Skin reddening

-  Swollen in the face

 

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Calpol Tablet Dosage:

Usually, 2 to 3 tablets are prescribed in a day. However, depending on one’s health condition the doctor will prescribe a dose accordingly. Do not self-medicate.

 

How Calpol Tablet Works?

Calpol helps increase the pain threshold and as a result it helps increase the blood flow in the skin causes sweating and heat loss.

 

Related Warnings/Precautions related to Calpol Tablet :

Some of the aspects that one needs to keep in mind while taking this medicine include:

-  Pregnancy: This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women since the effect of the medicine on the foetus is not known.

-  Breast-feeding: This medicine is safe for use during breastfeeding. In certain cases, it might cause diarrhoea or skin rashes on the infant that must not be neglected. One must consult a doctor if such a situation arises.

-  Allergy: This medicine is not recommended for individuals with a history of allergy to Paracetamol.

-  Analgesic nephropathy: This medicine is not recommended for individuals with a history of kidney disease. Excessive use of painkillers can be problematic and hence one must consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

-  Severe liver impairment: This medicine is not recommended for individuals with severe liver impairment. Excessive use of painkillers can be problematic and hence one must consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

-  Chronic malnutrition: This medicine is not recommended for individuals with chronic malnutrition since it can increase the risk of experiencing adverse effects. Consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Calpol Tablet  Substitutes:

Some of the common substitutes of Calpol include:

-  Doliza Tablet

-  Glenpar Tablet

-  Macfast Tablet

-  Merimol Tablet

-  Paracad Tablet

 

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Interactions

A drug can interact with another drug, disease, food items and beverages that can lead to effects that are different from the intended ones. Calpol tablet interacts with the following drugs, diseases and lab test:

-  Carbamazepine: Calpol reacts with Carbamazepine and must not be taken together. It can cause chills, joint pain, and fever, loss of appetite and skin rash.

-  Phenytoin: Calpol reacts with Phenytoin and must not be taken together. It can cause chills, joint pain, and fever, loss of appetite and skin rash.

-  Sodium Nitrite: Calpol reacts with Sodium nitrite and must not be taken together. It can cause dizziness, skin discoloration, headache, rashes and increased heartbeat.

-  Leflunomide: Calpol reacts with Leflunomide and must not be taken together. It can cause skin yellowing, chills, fever and nausea.

-  Prilocaine: Calpol reacts with Prilocaine and must not be taken together. It can cause skin discoloration, dizziness, rashes, dizziness, increased heartbeat and headache.

-  Alcohol: Calpol reacts with alcohol and must not be taken together. It can cause severe injuries to the liver and hence individuals with liver disease must be careful while taking these two together.

-  Liver disease: Calpol is not recommended for individuals with liver diseases as the drug interaction may cause severe effects. For this reason, if this medicine is taken then liver function must be monitored closely. Some of the symptoms of drug interaction include dark urine, fever, rashes and nausea. 

-  5-HIAA Urine Test: Calpol interferes with the 5-HIAA Urine Test and gives a false-positive result. For this reason, if the patient is consuming this medicine, the doctor should be informed before taking this test.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1) How long does the effect of Calpol tablet last?

Ans: The effect of Calpol tablet lasts on an average for 4 to 6 hours.

 

2) How much time does it take for Calpol tablet take action?

Ans: It takes an hour or so for the Calpol tablet shows its effect. However, if this medicine does not provide relief even after a day, the patient must consult a doctor.

 

3) Is Calpol tablet safe for use during pregnancy?

Ans: There is inadequate evidence on the effect of this medicine on the foetus. However, it is best to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

 

4) Is this medicine habit forming?

Ans: No, this medicine is not habit forming or addictive.

 

5) Is Calpol tablet safe for use during breastfeeding?

Ans: Yes, this medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. In certain cases, it might cause diarrhoea or skin rashes on the infant which must not be neglected. One must consult a doctor if such a situation arises.

 

6) I missed a dosage of Calpol tablet. What do I do?

Ans: In case you have skipped a dosage of Calpol then you should take one as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, then skip the dose. However, ensure that you don’t consume double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

7) I accidently consumed an expired Calpol tablet. What should I do?

Ans:  In case you have accidently consumed an expired Calpol tablet then you must consult a doctor at the earliest.

 

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Last updated on : 24-12-2018

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