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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.
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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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United States
Japan
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.
What are you using Calpol 250 MG Suspension for?
Fever
Other
Muscle Pain
Headache
Menstrual Cramps
Arthritis
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
Within a day
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Once a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Fever
Nausea or Vomiting
Allergic skin reaction
No Side Effects
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Fatigue
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am taher feeling fever for last couple of days. I took calpol but still not recovering. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am taher feeling fever for last couple of days. I took calpol but still not recovering. What should I do now?
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Management: -Sponging or bathing with tepid water. The use of a fan or air conditioning may somewhat reduce the temperature and increase comfort. If the temperature reaches the extremely high level of hyperpyrexia, aggressive cooling is required. -Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. -Take light, bland, properly cooked home-made healthy food only. **********Consult again if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath, or other unusual signs or symptoms.***********

I had fever from 2 days. I take medicine calpol but it is not able to prevent me from fever. So what should I have to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Imphal
I had fever from 2 days. I take medicine calpol but it is not able to prevent me from fever. So what should I have to...
Hello lybrate-user, You may use Homeopathic medicine syp. Fivolex thrice daily, until it completely weaned off. But, it would've been better if you let me know, why is the fever, any infections or anything. Thank you.

My daughter is 4.5 years old, diagnosed with dengue. Doctor prescribed 5 ml of calpol. At 12: 00 am I gave 2.5 ml of calpol can I repeat the rest 2.5 ml of calpol at 1: 00 am?

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
My daughter is 4.5 years old, diagnosed with dengue. Doctor prescribed 5 ml of calpol. At 12: 00 am I gave 2.5 ml of ...
Gap between two dose should be atleast 6 hours, if child is running high fever than consult for further guidence

Since yesterday suffering with fever along with body ache in right side of body and weakness, taken calpol tab but no relief.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Since yesterday suffering with fever along with body ache in right side of body and weakness, taken calpol tab but no...
You take homoeo medicine belladonna 30 (6 to 8 pills) --3 times (hourly) in the morning and arsenicum iode 30---3 times (hourly) in the evening for 4 days. Take complete rest and easily digestible light food.

Sir by mistake I had take 12 GM of paracetamol calpol and having vomiting since two days. What precaution should I take.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Sir by mistake I had take 12 GM of paracetamol calpol and having vomiting since two days.
What precaution should I take.
Paracetamol over dosage is hepatotoxic ( toxic for the liver ) and as you are vomiting you need to show urgently to a well equipped intensive care hospital and get necessary help.

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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Paracetamol - How It Works On Your Body?

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Nashik
Paracetamol - How It Works On Your Body?

Paracetamol is one of the most commonly consumed medicine to deal with minor pain, body ache, headache, fever etc. It can also be used for getting temporary relief from arthritis pain. This is readily available over the counter and can be obtained without a prescription. The dosage is available in the form of syrup, powder, solution, tablet, suspension, suppository etc.

Considerations to make before consuming paracetamol:
The risk of the medicine must be considered before consuming it. The health care professional should be reported for any allergy related problems. For a person facing allergy, one should carefully read the label before consuming it. Interaction of 2 paracetamol can prove to be fatal sometimes. The dosage, therefore, of these medicines should be consulted with the doctor. This being said, there are certain medicines which act best when they are consumed together. The outcome of the effect is based on the disease one is facing. The effectivity of this medicine can get influenced if the patient has a history of abusing alcohol, suffered from liver and kidney diseases in the past etc.

Proper use of paracetamol:
Paracetamol should be consumed with care. Prolonged consumption can damage the liver. The maximum dosage of this medicine should not exceed 3k milligrams in a day. This can be consumed before or after the consumption of food. Paracetamol in the form of syrup should be shaken well before use. There should be a minimum time span of 4-6 hours between two dosages of paracetamol. In the case of a missed dosage, the medicine should be taken as early as possible. It does not prove to be fatal in case a dosage is missed. Finally, it should be ensured that paracetamol is stored at room temperature and freezing is avoided.

Precautions:
It is of utmost importance to check the progress of the patient in case one is consuming paracetamol. During the process of consuming paracetamol, symptoms such as dark urine, stomach ache, nausea, weakness etc should be immediately reported to the stomach. For patients suffering from diabetes, any drastic change in the blood sugar level due to the consumption of paracetamol should be immediately reported to the doctor.

Side effects:
Certain rare side-effects of paracetamol include lower back pain, bruising, fever, cloudy urine, tarry stools, yellowish skin, bruising, skin rash, itching etc. Some common symptoms of overdosage of paracetamol include increased sweating, tenderness, swelling and pain in the lower abdomen area, vomiting and nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, increased thrust etc. If any of these symptoms are faced during the consumption of paracetamol are reported, a healthcare professional should be immediately consulted to avoid any further complication. Frequent usage should also be avoided. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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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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Dengue

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Dengue
More than 99% percent can be treated by rest and plenty of oral fluid and paracetamol for fever.

PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
We Recommend the consumption of counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and paracetamol to reduce the pain and inflammation caused in tooth during the routine Root anal Treatment

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About Calpol 250 MG Suspension
When is Calpol 250 MG Suspension prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Calpol 250 MG Suspension?
What are the side effects of Calpol 250 MG Suspension?
Key highlights of Calpol 250 MG Suspension
What are the substitutes for Calpol 250 MG Suspension?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Calpol 250 MG Suspension approved?
What are the interactions for Calpol 250 MG Suspension?