CALPOL ® Infant Suspension provides soothing relief from pain and fever for your child, when they need it most. It starts to work on fever in just 15 minutes but is still gentle on children’s delicate tummies. Trusted by parents for over 50 years, CALPOL ® Infant Suspension is gentle enough to use from 2 months of age.
Each pack comes with an easy dose syringe which helps when dispensing the correct dose of suspension. It relieves the symptoms of fever, cold and flu, teething, headache, toothache, earache, sore throat and other aches and pains. CONTAINS PARACETAMOL.
What can calpol be used for?
- Calpol can be given to children for the following reasons:
- Relieving mild to moderate pain such as headache, toothache, teething, earache or sore throat.
- Reducing a high temperature (fever).
- Relieving aches, pains, fever and general discomfort associated with colds and flu or following childhood vaccinations.
When can CALPOL ® Infant Suspension be used?
For babies and children aged from 2 months to 6 years weighing more than 4kg and not premature. CALPOL ® Infant Suspension provides soothing relief from pain and fever for your children, when they need it most. It starts to work on fever in just 15 minutes but is still gentle on delicate tummies.
Can newborns have calpol?
Contains paracetamol. For babies and children aged from 2 months to 6 years weighing more than 4kg and not premature. CALPOL ® Infant Suspension provides soothing relief from pain and fever for your children, when they need it most. Do not give to babies under 2 months old.
Uses / Instructions
This product is intended for use in children aged 2 months to 6 years. For oral use only. For the relief of fever after vaccination at 2, 3 and 4 months – See the leaflet in the box. For the relief of pain and other causes of fever – refer to dosing tables.
It is important to shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds before use. Always use the syringe supplied with the pack. Do not give more medicine than the label tells you to. If your child does not get better, talk to your doctor.
Children aged 2-3 months
- Child’s Age: 2-3 months, How much: 2.5 ml – If necessary, after 4-6 hours, give a second 2.5 ml dose
- Do not give to babies less than 2 months old.
- Only give if your baby weighs over 4 kg and was born after 37 weeks. Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give more than 2 doses. This is to ensure that fever that may be due to a serious infection is quickly diagnosed. If your child is still feverish after two doses, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Children aged 3 months – 6 years
- Child’s Age: 3-6 months, How much: 2.5 ml, How often (in 24 hours): Up to 4 times
- Child’s Age: 6-24 months, How much: 5 ml, How often (in 24 hours): Up to 4 times
- Child’s Age: 2-4 years, How much: 7.5 ml (5 ml 2.5 ml), How often (in 24 hours): Up to 4 times
- Child’s Age: 4-6 years, How much: 10 ml (5 ml 5 ml), How often (in 24 hours): Up to 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 anything else containing paracetamol while giving this medicine. Talk to a doctor at once if your child takes too much of this medicine, even if they seem well.
As with all medicines, if your child is currently taking any other medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Please see leaflet. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Check that the cap on the bottle is securely engaged at all times.
Possible side effects of Calpol Sugar Free Infant Suspension:
A rare side effect of paracetamol can be skin rashes.
CALPOL® Sugar Free Infant Suspension can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of these:
- allergic reactions including swelling of the face, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath which may be accompanied by skin rash or hives.
- 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.
- very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported. Symptoms may include: skin reddening, blisters, rash. If skin reactions occur or existing skin symptoms worsen, stop use and seek medical help right away.
If your child shows any of these signs, stop giving paracetamol and talk to your doctor right away. 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, but liver function tests may be affected. If you notice any side-effects not included in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient is: Paracetamol 120 mg per 5 ml
Other ingredients are: Maltitol liquid, glycerol, polysorbate 80, sorbitol solution (E420), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214), dispersible cellulose, xanthan gum and purified water. The flavouring is strawberry (containing propylene glycol (E1520) and benzyl alcohol) and colouring is carmoisine (E122).
See the patient information leaflet for more details.