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Calpol 250 MG Suspension

Calpol 250 MG Suspension

Manufacturer: Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Paracetamol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Calpol 250 MG Suspension, classified as a mild analgesic, is used to treat fever and is the most commonly used pain reliever. It is used to relieve pain in case of a backache, a headache, arthritis and a toothache. It reduces pain in the body caused due to fever. It is often given to patients who suffer from cancer or have undergone surgery, to help them cope up with the pain. Calpol 250 MG Suspension is normally administered orally or rectally, it is also available for intravenous administration.

Calpol 250 MG Suspension does not have any serious side effects. It is safe to use this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, in rare cases skin rashes may occur accompanied by nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. You should stop using Calpol 250 MG Suspension if you experience an allergic reaction to it or notice any other serious symptoms like dark urine, clay-colored stools or jaundice. Overdosing may result in liver failure.

You should not take Calpol 250 MG Suspension if ?

  • You are allergic to Calpol 250 MG Suspension
  • You are suffering from a serious liver disorder.
  • You normally consume more than 3 alcohol beverages per day or have a history of alcoholism.

There are several drugs that may interact with Calpol 250 MG Suspension. Inform your doctor about all the other medications that you take including vitamins, minerals, prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs and herbal products. For adults Calpol 250 MG Suspension the general dose for fever and pain is 325-650 mg tablets once in every 4 to 6 hours or 1000mg tablets once in every 6 to 8 hours. It is advised to be guided by the doctor?s prescription and never to exceed the prescribed dosage.

Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used to provide temporary relief from fever without treating the underlying cause.
Headache
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used to relieve acute headaches including migraine.
Muscle Pain
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the muscles.
Menstrual Cramps
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycle in women.
Post Immunization Pyrexia
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of pain and fever that sets in after one has taken vaccinations.
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is used to relieve joint pain including mild to moderate pain in arthritis.
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is not recommended if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is not recommended if you suffer from impaired kidney function due to excessive usage of painkillers or otherwise.
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is metabolised by the liver and is not recommended if you suffer from impaired liver function.
In addition to its intended effect, Calpol 250 MG Suspension may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Common
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause nausea and vomiting along with other symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth etc.
Fever Moderate Common
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause low to moderate fever with or without chills.
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Less Common
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause red spots on skin, rashes, hives and itching.
Gastric / Mouth Ulcer Moderate Less Common
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause discolouration of urine along with sudden decrease in amount.
Anemia Moderate Rare
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause anemia like symptoms in some patients.
Fatigue Minor Less Common
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause tiredness and weakness with pain and twitching of the muscle.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Major Rare
Calpol 250 MG Suspension can cause this rare but potentially fatal allergic reaction of the skin that requires immediate treatment.
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of Paracetamol (primary constituent of Calpol 250 MG Suspension) can be observed within an hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous injection, the pain-relieving action starts in 5-10 minutes. For fever reduction, the time taken is about 30 minutes.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor. Oral administration of the medicine should be preferred over intravenous route.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Calpol 250 MG Suspension, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Biochem Pharmaceutical Inds
Missed Dose instructions
Calpol 250 MG Suspension is usually taken as and when required. If the medicine is taken on a regular basis, then the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. You should not take the missed dose if it is time for taking the next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Calpol 250 MG Suspension overdosage could cause harmful effects to the body. Early symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain while late symptoms include yellowing of skin and eye, severe abdominal pain and dark color urine.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Alcoholism Major
This medicine should be given with extreme caution if you are a chronic alcoholic. Usage of alcohol should be avoided and any symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Liver Disease Major
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should be given with extreme caution to if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning disease. Symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority. Clinical monitoring of liver function should be done at regular intervals.
Interaction with Alcohol
N/A Major
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like fever, chills, rashes, joint pain and swelling, excessive weakness, nausea should be immediately reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Lab Test
5-HIAA Urine Test Moderate
You may get a false-positive result for this test if you take Calpol 250 MG Suspension.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Moderate
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should not be taken with Carbamazepine. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.
Phenytoin Moderate
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should not be taken with Phenytoin. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.
Sodium Nitrite Major
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should not be taken while on Sodium Nitrite. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.
Leflunomide Major
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should not be taken while on leflunomide. Usage of either of the drug should be reported to the doctor. Symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, yellowing of skin should be promptly reported.
Prilocaine Major
Calpol 250 MG Suspension should not be taken while on Prilocaine. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

My 1 year old child is suffering from Fever, cough for 2 days. Please suggest a treatment or provide your opinion.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My 1 year old child is suffering from Fever, cough for 2 days. Please suggest a treatment or provide your opinion.
Calpol drops 1ml can be given for fever eight hourly as and when required and Alex drops 1ml can be given twelve hourly for dry cough and Get his vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings

Tomorrow is my exam and I am suffering from high fever. What step should I take immediately?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Tomorrow is my exam and I am suffering from high fever. What step should I take immediately?
Consult a doctor nearby and take proper treatment... Paracetamol will only reduce temperature for few hours..

My daughter is suffering from fever for 2 days. We are providing with calpol syrup for 3 times.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My daughter is suffering from fever for 2 days. We are providing with calpol syrup for 3 times.
If there are associated symptoms with fever than we can start with antibiotics after clinical examination

Hi, When I go to stool, there is bleeding a lot. And after some time (after stool when I am relaxing) its paining sharp. stool Please suggest me something for that.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Hi, When I go to stool, there is bleeding a lot. And after some time (after stool when I am relaxing) its paining sha...
Ms Ruksana Begum. As you told it seems you have anal fissure it is due to passing hard stools.I suggest you to take three full meals With plenty of vegetables fruits salad and water and add stool softener in your daily routine.Sit in tolerable hot water For4-5 mints 2times a day.I hope you will improve.For pain take tab Calpol 650 mg.1-2 time a day.
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Popular Health Tips

All About Ingrown Toenails!

MBBS, MS-General Surgery , FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
All About Ingrown Toenails!

What are ingrown toenails?

Ingrown Toenails1. Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail.

2.  Ingrown toenails that are not infected can be treated at home, but you should seek medical treatment if the nail has pierced the skin.

3.   You are at a higher risk of complications from an ingrown toenail if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause poor circulation.

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. Your big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail.

What causes ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails occur in both men and women. According to the National Health Services (NHS), ingrown toenails may be more common in people with sweaty feet, such as teenagers. Older people may also be at higher risk because toenails thicken with age.

Many things can cause an ingrown toenail, including:

  • Cutting toenails incorrectly (cut straight across, since angling the sides of the nail can encourage the nail to grow into the skin)
  • Irregular, curved toenails
  • Footwear that places a lot of pressure on the big toes, such as socks and stockings that are too tight or shoes that are too tight, narrow, or flat for your feet
  • Toenail injury, including stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on your foot, or kicking a ball repeatedly
  • Poor posture
  • Improper foot hygiene, such as not keeping your feet clean or dry
  • Genetic predisposition

Using your feet extensively during athletic activities can make you especially prone to getting ingrown toenails. Activities in which you repeatedly kick an object or put pressure on your feet for long periods of time can cause toenail damage and increase your risk of ingrown toenails. They include:

  • Ballet
  • Football
  • Kickboxing
  • Soccer

What are the symptoms of ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails can be painful, and they usually worsen in stages.

Early-stage symptoms include:

  • Skin next to the nail becoming tender, swollen, or hard
  • Pain when pressure is placed on the toe
  • Fluid building up around the toe

If your toe becomes infected, symptoms may include:

  • Red, swollen skin
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Oozing pus
  • Overgrowth of skin around the toe

 

How are ingrown toenails diagnosed?

Your doctor will most likely be able to diagnose your toe with a physical exam. 

What are the treatment options for ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails that aren’t infected can normally be treated at home. However, if your toenail has pierced the skin, or there is any sign of infection, seek medical treatment. Signs of infection include:

Home treatment

To treat your ingrown toenail at home, try:

  • Soaking your feet in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes three to four times a day
  • Pushing skin away from the toenail edge with a cotton ball soaked in olive oil
  • Using over-the-counter medicines, like calpol, for the pain
  • Applying a topical antibiotic, such as t-bact, to prevent infection
  • If the toenail does not respond to home treatments or an infection occurs, you may need surgery. In cases of infection, stop all home treatments and see your doctor.

    Surgical treatment

    Total nail removal may be used if your ingrown nail is caused by thickening. The doctor will give you a local pain injection and then remove the entire nail.

  •  According to the NHS, nail removal is 98 percent effective for preventing future ingrown toenails.

    After surgery

    Your doctor will send you home with your toe bandaged. You will probably need to keep your foot raised for the next one to two days and wear special footwear to allow your toe to heal properly.

    Avoid movement as much as possible. Your bandage is usually removed two days after surgery. Your doctor will advise you to wear open-toed shoes and to do daily salt water soaks until your toe heals. You will also be prescribed pain relief medication and antibiotics to prevent infection.

    Your toenail will likely grow back a few months after a partial nail removal surgery. If the entire nail is removed down to the base, the nail matrix under your skin, a toenail can take over a year to fully grow back.

    Complications of ingrown toenails

    If left untreated, an ingrown toenail infection can cause an infection in the bone in your toe. A toenail infection can also lead to foot ulcers, or open sores, and a loss of blood flow to the infected area. 

    A foot infection can be more serious if you have diabetes. 

    Preventing ingrown toenails

    Trim your toenails straight across and make sure that the edges do not curve in.

  • Avoid cutting toenails too short.
  • Wear proper fitting shoes, socks, and tights.
  • Wear steel-toed boots if you work in hazardous conditions.
  • If your toenails are abnormally curved or thick, surgery may be necessary to prevent ingrown nails. 

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How to Choose Your Medicines Wisely for Back Pain?

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
How to Choose Your Medicines Wisely for Back Pain?

THE DRUG MANAGEMENT OF BACK PAIN

Pain killers-or analgesics-are drugs that work by interfering with the pain transmission process.

Depending  on the cause and type of your back pain, some analgesics may be more appropriate than others. Paracetamol and aspirin-like drugs(non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] are often used to relieve pain caused by musculo skeletal conditions, whereas the opoid analgesics,codeine and morphine, are more suitable for treating moderate or severe pain that originates from damage to the internal organs of the body (e.g. the heart,lungs, liver, bladder, kidney and reproductive organs). 

The appropriateness of the various types of drugs also depends on whether your pain is acute or chronic. Although many of the drugs used are the same, they may be used at different doses or more or less frequently.Whilst your doctor can prescribe you a number of different types of pain killers, in many cases, drugs that can be purchased without a prescription are sufficient to relieve many kinds of back pain. You can buy these drugs yourself from your pharmacist, and if you pay for your prescription, this may be cheaper than acquiring the same drug from your doctor with a prescription. 

Your pharmacist will advise you which types of drugs are most appropriate for you. Always take medication as directed on the packaging and consult your doctor if the pain persists.Since some types of analgesic are stronger than others, you will usually start with one of the weaker drugs and if this fails to relieve your pain sufficiently, you may work your way up to a stronger drug. 

If the stages in pain relief are considered to be like the rungs of a ladder, then most people will have their pain relieved at the lowest rung. 

The higher up the pain relief ladder you go, the more likely you are to experience unpleasant drug-related side-effects.

Can I Take Pain Killers for Back Pain in Pregnancy and in Old Age?

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Can I Take Pain Killers for Back Pain in Pregnancy and in Old Age?

CAN I TAKE PAIN KILLERS IN PREGNANCY ?

Being pregnant may affect which types of analgesic you can take safely without causing harmto your baby. Paracetamol is not known to be harmful in pregnant women and is usually preferred over other painkillers. In contrast,aspirin and ibuprofen are not recommended, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. Some clinical studies have been linked the use of these drugs with an increased chance of miscarriage. Your doctor will not usually prescribe opioids as pain relief whilst you are pregnant. If you already take prescribe do pioids and you are planning to get pregnant, you should seek medical advice before try to conceive. Your doctor will weigh up the risks to you and to your baby and may suggest alternative medications. This is because babies of women taking opioids have about a 50% chance of showing symptoms of drug with drawl after birth.         

CAN I TAKE PAIN KILLERS IN OLD AGE ?

Elderly people are more likely to experience vertebral fractures as a result of underlying, age-related bone disease such as osteoporosis. For this reason, they may require more pain relief than people of a younger age. The pain killers aspirin and other NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen) should be used with caution in the elderly. This is because elderly people are more susceptible to the side-effects of these drugs, like increased gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain.

Before resorting to these drugs, it is advisable to try other means of pain relief if possible. These may include losing weight, using a walking stick and keeping warm, and in terms of drugs, using paracetamol instead of aspirin, or using a low dose of ibuprofen. Another option is combining paracetamol with a weak opioids analgesics. 

BACK SCHOOLS 

Back schools- classes taught by physiotherapists -teach people with chronic back pain how their backs work, what causes their pain and offer them advice about staying active. Educating people about how mechanical strain and bad posture can worsen their pain, and showing them the correct way to lift objects, to get in and out of bed or to stand properly, allows them to adapt their lives to reduce their pain and prevent future back problems. Whilst back schools may be effective in the short term, at the moment it is not clear whether their positive effect results extend beyond 12 months. 

Your PHYSIOTHERAPIST will be able to advise you of back schools in your local areas.

Torn Cartilage - Is Surgery Required For It?

MCh Ortho, DNB Ortho, MS Ortho, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Torn Cartilage - Is Surgery Required For It?

Torn or damage cartilage is not just a problem for the sportsmen. It can occur to anyone. It is generally caused due to a direct hit on the body parts. Its treatment is far more complicated than a simple bone injury. The best sign to know whether or not you have injured your cartilage is to check out your activities. If you have hurt your joint and don’t notice major symptoms, like if you are still capable of putting weight on and move the joint, you might have had a cartilage injury. It doesn’t hurt you a lot in the beginning, but might get worse later. 

Here are the initial care and self-treatment procedure: 

  1. Protection: It is the first thing that has to be kept in mind. You must protect the affected area from any further injury. Thus, providing an external support, for example, use a knee brace. 
  2. Rest: Provide complete rest to the affected joint. The rest is must during the first two or three days. Crutches may help the situation if you’ve got an injury around your knee or ankle. It is then advisable to return back to light activity over the next few days or weeks, as prescribed by the doctor. 
  3. Ice: It is best to apply an ice pack to the injured area for about 15 to 20 minutes in every two to three hours. This must be repeated in the first two to three days. 
  4. Compression: Use a bandage to provide the needed compression to the injured area to avoid any swelling and movement. This will not let things go beyond control. 
  5. Elevation: You must keep the injured area raised. Keep it supported on a pillow to reduce swelling. 

If there is an unbearable pain, take painkillers such as paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If your condition doesn’t improve after the initial therapy, you must consult a doctor immediately. 

  1. Physiotherapy: It can be helpful in treating the affected joint. If there is any difficulty in moving the affected joint, you must opt for physiotherapy. A professional will be able to teach you exercises that will strengthen your muscles and provide support to the joint. This will help you in getting rid of the pain. It can be also beneficial at a time when you are recovering from any surgical procedure. 
  2. Surgery: If physiotherapy doesn’t work, it means you have severe cartilage damage. In that case, you might be advised to take up surgical procedures to set things in proper shape. Surgery is done either by opening the joint or by Arthroscopy. There are various types of surgery which can be done. 1st the old and successful surgery wherein damaged part of the cartilage is debrided and filled with normal cartilage from the non-weight bearing part of the joint. 2nd is ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) is a 2 stage procedure wherein chondrocyte is grown using stem cell and implanted in defect part in 2nd stage. 3rd is multiple drilling of the area usually done in childrens.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Study Suggests Paracetamol Can Alter Fertility of Female Offspring!

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Study Suggests Paracetamol Can Alter Fertility of Female Offspring!

As per a study conducted by the Copenhagen University Hospital, it was revealed that consuming paracetamol during pregnancy can be detrimental for your baby, as it can weaken the development of the reproductive system of female offspring. The research was published in Endocrine Connections journal.

Although, paracetamol is an over-the-counter treatment for pain relief that is commonly taken by pregnant women worldwide. The study was conducted on three individual rodents and the results indicated that the rodents, who were given paracetamol during pregnancy at doses equivalent to those that of a pregnant woman may take for pain relief, produced female offspring with fewer eggs.

Further, Dr. Kristensen said, "Although this may not be a severe impairment to fertility, it is still of real concern since data from three different labs all independently found that paracetamol may disrupt female reproductive development in this way, which indicates further investigation is needed to establish how this affects human fertility."
 

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