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Paracetamol 500mg 32 Tablets or Caplets  0028743
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  • Date checked: 16/04/2021
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Product details

Paracetamol Tablets/Caplets

Paracetamol provides temporary pain relief and reduces the symptoms of moderate to high fevers. It is a common type of medication which should be present in most households and is readily available over-the-counter. 

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets/Caplets helps to bring temporary relief from pain and discomfort associated with;

  • Headaches
  • Period Pain
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Neuralgic Conditions
  • Muscular Aches
  • Rheumatics
  • Fever Symptoms

 

Warnings / Side effects Expand

Do not take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you:

• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)

Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Paracetamol 500mg Tablets if you • suffer from kidney disease • suffer from liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol • suffer from alcoholism • suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened by aspirin

 Caution should be exercised when taking paracetamol prior to (less than 72 hours before) or at the same time as intravenous busulfan. This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other paracetamol-containing products at the same time.

Other medicines and Paracetamol 500mg Tablets Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. The following medicines can affect or be affected by Paracetamol 500mg Tablets: • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat tuberculosis) • medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primodone) • metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and nausea) • oral contraceptives (‘‘The Pill’’, mini-pill), hormonal implants and HRT • warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the blood) due to increased risk of bleeding • probenecid (used to treat gout) • diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller) • colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases of the intestine and liver) • intravenous busulfan (used in chemotherapy to treat cancer)

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility If necessary, Paracetamol 500mg Tablets can be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. You should use the lowest possible dose that reduces your pain and/or your fever and use it for the shortest time possible.

 Contact your doctor if the pain and/or fever are not reduced or if you need to take the medicine more often. Driving and using machines This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Important information about some of the ingredients in Paracetamol 500mg Tablets This medicine contains ethylhydroxybenzoate, methylhydroxybenzoate and propylhydroxybenzoate all of which may cause allergic reactions (which can be delayed).


Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

 As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist: • allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the skin, itching, swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat or face.

 Side effects that have been reported with Paracetamol 500mg Tablets are: • changes in blood cells • rash • worsening of asthma • very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported. The use of this medicine over a long time can cause kidney problems.

If you experience any side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

 Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine

Usage / Instructions Expand

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets should be swallowed with water.

Adults and children 16 years and over: • 1 to 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours. • do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours • do not exceed the recommended dose

Children 10 - 15 years: • 1 tablet every 4-6 hours. • do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours. • do not exceed the recommended dose

Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the child’s condition deteriorates during treatment.

 If symptoms persist see your doctor, do not take for more than 3 days unless you have been told to do so by your doctor

 Children under 10 years of age: • do not give to children under 10 years unless your doctor tells you to. If you take more Paracetamol 500mg Tablets than you should Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.

 If you forget to take Paracetamol 500mg Tablets If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Ingredients Expand

The active ingredient is: paracetamol 500mg.

To enable chemist Direct to get the best availability and price for this product, it may be sourced from a range of wholesalers. This may mean the ingredients will vary slightly in each product. If you would like to know the current ingredients list for this, please feel free to contact Customer services on 0121 541 1800

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Royal Mail Tracked 48hr Delivery

  • £3.49 for Tracked 48hr service, delivered within 2-3 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free delivery for orders over £30
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see the delivery page.

EVRI UK Tracked 48hr Service

  • £3.49 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £30
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

94% of orders are despatched within 2 days (data taken from July 2022 to October 2022)

Royal Mail Tracked 24hr Delivery

  • £5.09 for the Tracked 24hr service.
  • Mon-Thur orders placed before 8pm will be delivered 1-2 days from despatch (90% of orders delivered next day).
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered from Saturday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered from Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next working day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Tracked 24hr service

  • £5.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI Click & Collect tracked 48hr service

  • £3 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £30
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Click & Collect tracked 24hr service

  • £3.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

UK Express Delivery

  • Free Express Delivery when you spend £100
  • Mon-Wed orders placed before 8pm will be delivered in 2 working days
  • Thursday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Monday
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays)
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Once approved P-line items will be delivered the next working day
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below
  • Select Next working day delivery in the checkout for Express Delivery

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Returns

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