Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)
What is in this leaflet
1. What Pritamol is used for
2. How Pritamol works
3. Before you use Pritamol
4. How to use Pritamol
5. While you are using it
6. Side effects
7. Storage and Disposal of Pritamol
8. Product description
9. Manufacturer and Product Registration
10.Date of revision
What Pritamol is used for
It is used for the relief of fever and pain.
How Pritamol works
Pritamol contains paracetamol, a medicine
which works by relieving pain and reducing
high temperature and fever.
Before you use Pritamol
- When you must not use it
Do not take Pritamol if allergic to
paracetamol or to other ingredients in it.
Allergy alert: Paracetamol may cause
severe skin reactions. Symptoms may
include skin reddening, blisters or rash.
These could be signs of a serious condition.
If these reactions occur, stop use and seek
medical assistance right away.
- Before you start to use it
Inform the doctor or pharmacist if there
are liver or kidney problems, or regularly
taking other medicines that induce the liver
enzyme. Long term use should be avoided.
- Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any
other medicines, including any that you
buy without a prescription from a
pharmacy, supermarket or health food
How to use Pritamol
- How much to use
Adults: oral, 1 – 2 capsules three to four
times daily. Total daily dose should not
exceed 8 capsules. Children 7 - 12 years:
Oral, 1 capsule three to four times daily.
Follow all directions given by your doctor
and pharmacist carefully. They may differ
from the information contained in this
leaflet. If you do not understand the
instructions on the label, ask your doctor or
pharmacist for help.
- When to use it
Use as directed by your doctor or
- How long to use it
Continue taking Pritamol for as long as
your doctor recommends.
- If you forget to use it
Consult your doctor or pharmacist on what
you should do if you forget to use it. Take
the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, wait
until then to take the medicine and skip the
missed dose. Do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.
- If you use too much (overdose)
Contact your doctor immediately or go
to the Emergency Department of your
nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone
else may have taken too much of this
medicine. Do this even if there are no signs
of discomfort or poisoning. You may need
urgent medical attention.
Clinical features include diarrhoea, loss of
appetite, nausea or vomiting, stomach
cramps, unusual increase in sweating and
liver or kidney failure.
While you are using Pritamol
- Things you must do
Take your medicine exactly as your
doctor has told you.
Tell the doctor, dentist and pharmacist
treating you that you are taking Pritamol.
Tell your doctor immediately if you are
pregnant while taking this medication.
- Things you must not do
This preparation contains paracetamol. Do
not take any other paracetamol containing
medicines at the same time.
Do not stop taking the medicine unless
advised by your doctor.
Do not take any new medicines without
consulting your doctor doctor or
Do not give Pritamol to anyone else, even
if they have the same symptoms or
condition as you.
- Things to be careful of
Special care is recommended during
pregnancy. The benefits must be assessed
against possible effects on the child.
Like all medicines, Pritamol can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Visit your doctor or pharmacist immediately
if you experience any side effects after
taking this medicine. In recommended
therapeutic dosage, paracetamol is usually
well-tolerated. Rarely, hypersensitivity and
blood disorder reaction occur. Skin
hypersensitivity reactions including skin
rashes, swelling beneath the skin, serious
skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson
Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis have
You may report any side effects or adverse
drug reactions directly to the National Centre
for Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring by
calling Tel: 03-78835550, or visiting the
Reporting Medicinal Problems /
Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety)
Storage and Disposal of Pritamol
Store in a cool, dry place, below 30
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help
to protect the environment.
- What it looks like
Grey opaque / Pink opaque hard gelatin
- Active ingredient: paracetamol
- Inactive ingredients: cornstarch,
magnesium stearate and dioctyl sodium
- MAL number:
Manufacturer and Product Registration
Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.
1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1
Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Date of revision