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Over time it is possible that Paracetamol can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Paracetamol has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediay.
If you got this medicine on prescription it will have a pharmacy label. The pharmacy label on your medicine ls you how much medicine you should take. It also ls you how often to take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take.
Most medicines are only available on prescription, but some medicines can be bought without a prescription. The information about this medicine in this guide is presented as if this medicine has been prescribed for you. If you have bought your medicine without a prescription you may find that the information in this Medicine Guide is different to the information that comes with the non-prescription medicine. If you get this medicine without a prescription you should follow the instructions that come with it. If you have any questions about using non-prescription medicines you should always seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor.
Paracetamol is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.
Some medicines have specific instructions about how to take them. This is because they work better when taken correctly. These instructions can include getting the right dose and special instructions for preparing the medicine.
If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should l your prescriber.
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You must not take the medicine after the expiry date shown on the packaging. If you have any unused medicine, return it to your pharmacist who will dispose of it safely.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
In the case of Paracetamol:
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A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.
Like all medicines Paracetamol can cause side effects. You should see how this medicine affects you and then judge if you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt, talk to your prescriber.
Specific information on how to look after Paracetamol can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine or on the medicine label. Alternatively, you can request information about how to look after your medicine from your doctor or pharmacist.
Information specific to Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets when used in pain.
If you are not having any problems taking this medicine then do not stop taking it, even if you feel better, unless advised to do so by your prescriber.
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Before you have your baby you should discuss breast-feeding with your doctor or midwife. They will help you decide what is best for you and your baby based on the benefits and risks associated with this medicine. You should only breast-feed your baby while taking this medicine on the advice of your doctor or midwife.
The information in this Medicine Guide for Paracetamol varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.
Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.
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Make sure you take all of your medicine containers with you if you are advised to go to hospital.
Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for a child who is under six years of age.
Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, specialist clinic or call 111 for advice.
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Paracetamol ( Para-seeta-moll ) is a medicine which is used in a number of conditions.
If you are taking Paracetamol and one of the above medicines or types of medicines, make sure your prescriber knows about it.
This medicine contains paracetamol.
You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.
If you are having problems taking this form of Paracetamol, you should talk to your prescriber or pharmacist. They may be able to give you advice on other ways to take your medicine or other preparations that are easier for you to take.
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The instructions on how you should keep your medicine are on the pharmacy label. It is a good idea to keep your medicine in the original container. This will help to keep your medicine in the best condition and also allow you to check the instructions. Do not take the medicine if the packaging appears to have been tampered with or if the medicine shows any signs of damage. Make sure that the medicine is out of the sight and reach of children.
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to l your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
The following medicines may interact with Paracetamol:
Many over-the-counter medicines, which you can buy in pharmacies and shops, also contain Paracetamol. You should always check whether other medicines you are taking contain Paracetamol. This way you can make sure that you do not accidentally exceed the maximum daily dose of Paracetamol. You should make sure that your prescriber is aware if you are taking any other medicines that contain Paracetamol.
Taking extra doses of some medicines can be harmful. In some cases even one extra dose can cause you problems. If you take extra doses of your medicine, you must get medical advice immediay. You may need a test to assess the effect of taking extra doses. This is because the effects of taking too much medicine are very complex so it is very important that you seek medical advice.
Suddenly stopping your medicine may cause your original condition to return. This is why you must speak to your prescriber if you are having any problems taking your medicine.
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Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
l your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also l your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.
Specific information on how to take Paracetamol can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine or on the medicine label. Alternatively, you can request information about how to take your medicine from your doctor or pharmacist.
Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.
Specific information on when to take Paracetamol can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine or on the medicine label. You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about when to take your medicine.
Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.
If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber or someone involved in your medical care.
Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:
If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Paracetamol.
The following types of medicine may interact with Paracetamol:
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If you are in any doubt, contact your prescriber, pharmacist, specialist clinic or call 111.
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There are 6 preparations of Paracetamol available. If Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets is not the preparation you are looking for, please select from the drop down list below.
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Medicines contain active ingredients. They may also contain other, additional ingredients that help ensure the stability, safety and effectiveness of the medicine. They are also added to improve the medicine's taste and appearance and to make it easier to take. Some may be used to prolong the life of the medicine.
If the decision is that you should not have Paracetamol, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.
We are unable to list all of the ingredients for your medicine here. For a full list, you should refer to the patient information leaflet that comes with this medicine. You should check that you are able to take the ingredients of your medicine, especially if you have any allergies. You should also check whether any of these ingredients are known to have side-effects.
Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.
If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. At times your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, in other cases this may not be appropriate.
If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call 111.
Paracetamol helps to relieve pain and reduce fever. It is important not to exceed the maximum dose.
If you are not able to take any of the ingredients in your medicine, talk to your prescriber or pharmacist to see if they can suggest an alternative medicine. If you have reacted badly to Paracetamol before, do not take Paracetamol. Talk to your prescriber, pharmacist or nurse as soon as possible.
Some medicines work best if they are taken at a specific time of day. Getting the most benefit from your medicine can also be affected by what you eat, when you eat and the times at which you take other medicines.
The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.
When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.
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