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Overview

Uses of Calpol Tablet

Calpol 500 mg Tablet is used for pain relief and fever. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, joint pain, muscle pain or dental pain.

Calpol Tablet side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Calpol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Calpol 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Calpol Tablet works

Calpol 500 mg Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Calpol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Calpol 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
SAFE
Calpol 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Calpol 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Calpol 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calpol 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Calpol 500 mg Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Calpol 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calpol 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Calpol 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
  • Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
  • Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
  • Discontinue Calpol 500 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Calpol 500 mg Tablet using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Calpol 500 mg Tablet as it may cause liver damage.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Calpol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Metromide, Vomitrac
MINOR
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Calpol

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I am feeling pain and sound in my knee joint at the time of sitting on floor. I have suffered by Chikungunya fever about 7 months back. I am a patient of sugar from last 10 years and taking Glimestar M1. Can you please suggest some medicine to resolve my problem.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Cap Altraday once or twice daily for pain reliefGet a Digital x-ray done of both knees AP-view in standing position and share it
Fever headache. droseness. taken Sumo cold and calpol 650
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take ACECLO PLUS twice daily for 5 daysCetcip 10 mg twice daily for 5 days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Calpol takes to work?

Calpol takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects.

Q. How long does Calpol stay in my body?

Usually, Calpol stay for 5-6 hours in tthe body. However, this duration can vary from person to person.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Calpol, can this cause any withdrawal symptom?

No, Calpol does not cause any withdrawal symptoms even if you suddenly stop taking this medicine.

Q. How much Calpol can you take in a day?

In adults, the total dose of Calpol should not exceed 4g per day. In children, the maximum dose should not exceed 60mg/kg in a day.

Q. What is the recommended dose of Calpol?

In adults, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets i.e 500mg or 650mg. The minimum dosing interval should be of 4 hours between the doses. The total dose should not exceed 4g per day.

Q. Can the use of Calpol make me feel sleepy?

No, Calpol does not cause sleepiness.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030
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