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Calpol Tablet

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Calpol Tablet

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About Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is an analgesic (pain-killer) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It is used to treat fever, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, headache etc. It comprises of Paracetamol (500 mg).

Uses Benefits and uses of Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is generally used to temporarily relieve fever and pain but there are several other uses where it could be taken:-
  1. Headache: Calpol 500mg Tablet is to temporarily relieve a headache and migraine pain.
  2. Fever: Calpol is used to treat mild to severe fever with treating the underlying medical condition.
  3. Toothache: Calpol Tablet is used to relieve pain caused by a toothache.
  4. Arthritis: It is used to temporarily relieve joint pain during arthritis.
  5. Menstrual Cramps: Pain associated with cramping during the menstrual cycles in women.
  6. Muscle Pain: Calpol is used to relieve mild to moderate muscle pain and joint muscle pain. 
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Calpol Tablet as well. Please do not take this medicine because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a specialist before using the medicine.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Calpol Tablet

Apart from the uses of Calpol Tablet, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Allergic Reaction
  2. Fever
  3. Dryness or even ulcers in mouth
  4. Nausea
  5. Anemia (Rare)
  6. Bloating
  7. Fatigue
  8. Headache
  9. Rash
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please consult a doctor instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have blurred vision or rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use.

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is made from Paracetamol (500 mg) which acts as an analgesic to relieve pain and antipyretic to subside fever. Calpol 500mg Tablet should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine with food or immediately after food. The effect should start in 30 minutes and it may last up to 6 hours.
You can buy Calpol Tablet from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered inexpensive by popular opinion. It comes in a strip of 15 tablets and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.
How to use Calpol Tablet? - Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Use the dosage as suggested by a doctor.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Calpol Tablet

  • How does it work? Calpol tablet is good for fever and muscle pain relief but not very effective in joint pain due to its limited anti-inflammatory nature.
  • Patients with Kidney & liver disease must take doctor's advice before consuming Calpol Tablet.
  • Do not take more than 3 tablets in a day & keep enough gap between each dosage.
  • If pain or fever is not relieved within 30 minutes to 1 hour of use, please talk to a doctor about an alternative solution.
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the medicine.
  • Store Calpol Tablet at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight.
  • Calpol Tablet is not the cure to a problem but only provides temporary relief from certain symptoms.
  • Especially for women, please talk to a gynaecologist if you have period bleeding, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, painful periods etc. so that she can guide you when & how to use this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if rashes occur on the body.

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Calpol Tablet

Before using Calpol Tablet, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Kidney Disease
  • Allergy to Calpol Tablet or any of its components
  • Liver Disease
  • It is not recommended for children & Neonates. Please keep it out of reach from them
  • Hypersensitivity
Calpol Tablet Drug Interactions
If you are using any other drug along with Calpol, the effect may change. Tell your doctor about all the drug, multivitamins, herbal products you are taking so that your doctor can help prevent all the drug interactions. Calpol Tablet can interact with the following drugs and products: 
  • Antihistamine (eg. cetirizine)
  • Alcohol
  • Ketoconazole
  • Prilocaine
  • Certain lab test results may vary
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Calpol. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid taking this medicine along with steroids
  • Consult your doctor if you feel numbness or tingling sensation

FAQs Commonly asked question on Calpol Tablet

1. I missed a dose of Calpol Tablet, what should I do?
If you have missed a dose by chance, try to take it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try not to take a double dosage.

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Calpol 500mg, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Calpol 500mg, please talk to a physician immediately. Consuming more than prescribed quantity might cause serious side-effects. If any rash occurs on the body, stop taking the medicine immediately.

3. Can Calpol Tablet be used along with alcohol?
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when on Calpol Tablet. Excess alcohol intake while taking Calpol Tablet tablet can cause liver damage.

4. Can Calpol be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Research has found that Calpol tablet has low or no risk for pregnant women. However, you should speak to your gynecologist before taking it.

5. Can I drive while using Calpol Tablet?
Calpol does not affect your ability to drive or cause you to feel drowsy.

6. Is using Calpol Tablet addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the medicine. What should I do?
Taking an expired dose of Calpol Tablet might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can I use Calpol Tablet in relieving toothache?
Calpol Tablet is more specifically used for muscle pain, but as it contains paracetamol, using it can also help with teeth pain. 

9. How does using Calpol Tablet helps with migraines?
Calpol Tablet has paracetamol that helps in reducing pain by increasing pain tolerance in the body.

10. Can I be allergic to Calpol Tablet? 
Yes, there have been few cases of allergic reaction to the use of Calpol. Symptoms of allergic reactions including swollen face, red rashes, itching etc. Stop taking Calpol Tablet immediately if you face any allergic reaction.

11. Is it safe to consume Calpol?
Yes. Calpol Tablet is considered safe to consume if you follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is my go to solution for all pain related worries.
Calpol works well if you take it for fever or headache.
Though it's a Paracetamol
limited use if good and helps me from my headache.

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Jyotsna R. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Calpol Tablet is available in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Calpol Tablet. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Calpol Tablet. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

About Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is an analgesic (pain-killer) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It is used to treat fever, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, headache etc. It comprises of Paracetamol (500 mg).

Uses Benefits and uses of Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is generally used to temporarily relieve fever and pain but there are several other uses where it could be taken:-
  1. Headache: Calpol 500mg Tablet is to temporarily relieve a headache and migraine pain.
  2. Fever: Calpol is used to treat mild to severe fever with treating the underlying medical condition.
  3. Toothache: Calpol Tablet is used to relieve pain caused by a toothache.
  4. Arthritis: It is used to temporarily relieve joint pain during arthritis.
  5. Menstrual Cramps: Pain associated with cramping during the menstrual cycles in women.
  6. Muscle Pain: Calpol is used to relieve mild to moderate muscle pain and joint muscle pain. 
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Calpol Tablet as well. Please do not take this medicine because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a specialist before using the medicine.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Calpol Tablet

Apart from the uses of Calpol Tablet, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Allergic Reaction
  2. Fever
  3. Dryness or even ulcers in mouth
  4. Nausea
  5. Anemia (Rare)
  6. Bloating
  7. Fatigue
  8. Headache
  9. Rash
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please consult a doctor instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have blurred vision or rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use.

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is made from Paracetamol (500 mg) which acts as an analgesic to relieve pain and antipyretic to subside fever. Calpol 500mg Tablet should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine with food or immediately after food. The effect should start in 30 minutes and it may last up to 6 hours.
You can buy Calpol Tablet from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered inexpensive by popular opinion. It comes in a strip of 15 tablets and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.
How to use Calpol Tablet? - Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Use the dosage as suggested by a doctor.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Calpol Tablet

  • How does it work? Calpol tablet is good for fever and muscle pain relief but not very effective in joint pain due to its limited anti-inflammatory nature.
  • Patients with Kidney & liver disease must take doctor's advice before consuming Calpol Tablet.
  • Do not take more than 3 tablets in a day & keep enough gap between each dosage.
  • If pain or fever is not relieved within 30 minutes to 1 hour of use, please talk to a doctor about an alternative solution.
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the medicine.
  • Store Calpol Tablet at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight.
  • Calpol Tablet is not the cure to a problem but only provides temporary relief from certain symptoms.
  • Especially for women, please talk to a gynaecologist if you have period bleeding, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, painful periods etc. so that she can guide you when & how to use this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if rashes occur on the body.

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Calpol Tablet

Before using Calpol Tablet, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Kidney Disease
  • Allergy to Calpol Tablet or any of its components
  • Liver Disease
  • It is not recommended for children & Neonates. Please keep it out of reach from them
  • Hypersensitivity
Calpol Tablet Drug Interactions
If you are using any other drug along with Calpol, the effect may change. Tell your doctor about all the drug, multivitamins, herbal products you are taking so that your doctor can help prevent all the drug interactions. Calpol Tablet can interact with the following drugs and products: 
  • Antihistamine (eg. cetirizine)
  • Alcohol
  • Ketoconazole
  • Prilocaine
  • Certain lab test results may vary
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Calpol. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid taking this medicine along with steroids
  • Consult your doctor if you feel numbness or tingling sensation

FAQs Commonly asked question on Calpol Tablet

1. I missed a dose of Calpol Tablet, what should I do?
If you have missed a dose by chance, try to take it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try not to take a double dosage.

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Calpol 500mg, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Calpol 500mg, please talk to a physician immediately. Consuming more than prescribed quantity might cause serious side-effects. If any rash occurs on the body, stop taking the medicine immediately.

3. Can Calpol Tablet be used along with alcohol?
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when on Calpol Tablet. Excess alcohol intake while taking Calpol Tablet tablet can cause liver damage.

4. Can Calpol be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Research has found that Calpol tablet has low or no risk for pregnant women. However, you should speak to your gynecologist before taking it.

5. Can I drive while using Calpol Tablet?
Calpol does not affect your ability to drive or cause you to feel drowsy.

6. Is using Calpol Tablet addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the medicine. What should I do?
Taking an expired dose of Calpol Tablet might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can I use Calpol Tablet in relieving toothache?
Calpol Tablet is more specifically used for muscle pain, but as it contains paracetamol, using it can also help with teeth pain. 

9. How does using Calpol Tablet helps with migraines?
Calpol Tablet has paracetamol that helps in reducing pain by increasing pain tolerance in the body.

10. Can I be allergic to Calpol Tablet? 
Yes, there have been few cases of allergic reaction to the use of Calpol. Symptoms of allergic reactions including swollen face, red rashes, itching etc. Stop taking Calpol Tablet immediately if you face any allergic reaction.

11. Is it safe to consume Calpol?
Yes. Calpol Tablet is considered safe to consume if you follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Calpol Tablet

Calpol Tablet is my go to solution for all pain related worries.
Calpol works well if you take it for fever or headache.
Though it's a Paracetamol
limited use if good and helps me from my headache.

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Jyotsna R. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Buy Calpol Tablet in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Calpol Tablet. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Calpol Tablet. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

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