Calpol Six Plus contains methyl
sorbitol and sunset yellow.
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) may cause
allergic reactions which could possibly be delayed and
The sucrose and sorbitol (E420) content of this
product means that this product is unsuitable for
people with inherited intolerance to some sugars.This
medicine contains 2.1 g of sucrose per 5 ml dose.
This should be taken into account in patients with
SunsetYellow (E110) may cause allergic reactions.
3 How to use Calpol
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet
or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Check the tables below to see how much
medicine to use.
For oral use only
It is important to shake the bottle
for at least 10 seconds before use
Never give more medicine that shown in the table
Do not overfill the spoon.
Always use the spoon supplied with the pack.
Do not give with any other paracetamol-containing
There is a double-ended
spoon in the pack.
i Childrenunder 6 years
Not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine because it contains important information
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
Keep this leaflet.You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or
If your child gets any side-effects,talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.This includes any possible side-effects
not listed in this leaflet.See section 4.
You must talk to a doctor if your child does not feel
better or feels worse after 3 days.
What is in this leaflet
1.What Calpol is and what it is used for
2.What you need to know before you use Calpol
3.How to take Calpol
5.How to store Calpol
6.Contents of the pack and other information
1 What Calpol is and what it
is used for
The paracetamol in Calpol SixPlus Suspension is used
to relieve pain such as teething pain and toothache,
headache,migraine,neuralgia,sore throat and aches and
pains that come with colds and flu.It also brings down
2 What you need to know
before you use Calpol
Do not give your child this medicine…
If s/he has ever had a bad reactionto any of
If s/he is taking anything else with
paracetamol in it.
If any of these apply, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without using Calpol.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If your child has serious kidney or liver problems.
If your child has an inherited intolerance
to fructoseor been diagnosed with an
intolerance to some other sugars.
Other medicines and Calpol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is
taking any other medicinesincluding:
metoclopramideordomperidone(used to treat
nausea and vomiting)
cholestyramine(used to treathigh cholesterol)
anticoagulants(drugs thatthin the blood,such
anticonvulsants(drugs to treatepilepsy)
barbiturates or tricyclic antidepressants.
If you are not sure about the medicine your child is
taking,show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply,talk to a doctor
If adultstake this medicine:
The following additional warnings are included in case an
adult takes this product:
You can use this medicine while you are taking oral
contraceptives (‘the pill’),but it may not work so well on
your pain or fever.
If you drink large amounts of alcohol,you may be more
open to the side-effects of paracetamol.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this
medicine if you might be pregnant or breast-feeding.
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i Childrenfrom6 years
Child's ageHow much How often
(in 24 hours)
6 – 8 years One 5 ml spoonful (large end)4 times
8 – 10 years One 5 ml spoonful (large
end) and one 2.5 ml spoonful
(small end) 4 times
10 – 12 yearsTwo 5 ml spoonfuls (large end)4 times
Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give this medicine to your child for more than 3
days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give to children under the age of 6 years.
Children aged 12 – 16 years:
Two – three 5 ml spoonfuls (large end) up to 4 times a day.
Adults and children over 16 years:
Two – four 5 ml spoonfuls (large end) up to 4 times a day.
Speak to your doctor:
If your child needs more than the doses shown in
the table,or if fever doesn’t go away,speak to
your doctor as soon as possible.
If you are not sure of the cause of your child’s
illness or it is accompanied by a rash,breathing
difficulties,diarrhoea or excessive tiredness or
lethargy,speak to your doctor straight away.Do
not give Calpol until you get medical advice.
If anyone has too much
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the
event of an overdose,even if the child seems well,
because of the risk of delayed,serious liver damage.
If you forget to give Calpol
Give the next dose when needed,provided that the
last dose was given at least 4 hours ago. Do not
4 Possible side-effects
Like all medicines,this medicine can cause side-effects
although not everybody gets them.
Stop using this medicine and contact your
doctor immediately if you experience:
Severe skin reactions.Symptoms may include,
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if
you notice any of these:
skin rashes or other signs of allergy.
becoming unusually tired,unexpected bruising
or bleeding and getting more infections (such as
colds) than usual.These are very rare effects in
people taking paracetamol.
If your child shows any of these signs, stop giving
paracetamol and talk to a doctor.
Long term use:People who use medicines containing
paracetamol every day for a long time (several months or
more) could get certain side-effects,including liver and
kidney damage.People taking paracetamol in the usual
way for shorter periods have not had these problems.
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 HPRA
Pharmacovigilance,EarlsfortTerrace,IRL - Dublin 2;Tel:
+353 1 6764971; Fax:+353 1 6762517.
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5 How to store Calpol
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in original package to protect from light.
Do not use after the end of the month stated as the
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste.Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away any medicines you no longer use.These measures
will help protect the environment.
6 Contents of the pack and
What Calpol contains
The active substance is:Paracetamol 250 mg per 5 ml.
Other ingredients are:Sucrose,sorbitol solution (E420),
glycerol,dispersible cellulose,polysorbate 80,methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218),sunset yellow (E110) and
purified water.The flavouring is orange and imitation
What Calpol looks like and contents of
Calpol Six Plus Suspension is an orange coloured and
flavoured liquid,available in 60 ml bottle.
It contains 250 mg of the active ingredient Paracetamol
in every 5 ml of medicine.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
The Product Authorisation holderis McNeil Healthcare
(Ireland) Ltd,Airton Road,Tallaght,Dublin 24,Ireland.
The manufactureris Famar Orleans,5 avenue de
Concyr,45071 Orléans,Cedex 2,France.
This leaflet was last revised October 2014.
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