Overview

Happy child and mother

With a presence in over 80 countries, paracetamol in Calpol is one of the world’s most trusted pain relievers.1,2

Calpol with paracetamol

Paracetamol chemical structure

Paracetamol

Globally, paracetamol or acetaminophen is one of the most used analgesic and antipyretic over-the-counter drugs.3

Calpol Paediatrics dosing chart

Dose your child correctly with Calpol

Infants under three months: NOT RECOMMENDED

May be given three to four times daily but with an interval of 4-6 hours between each dose. Consult your doctor if no relief is obtained with the recommended dosage.17

DO NOT USE CONTINUOUSLY FOR LONGER THAN TEN DAYS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR.

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Can be taken on an empty stomach

Paracetamol does not compromise the stomach’s protective lining and can be taken even on an empty stomach or by those at risk of stomach ulcers.4,5*

Innovative technology

  • Optizorb technology

    Optizorb formulation icon

    Optizorb technology contains three main ingredients which are alginic acid, calcium carbonate and crospovidone that help speed the breakdown of paracetamol tablets in the stomach.6,7

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  • Product Legals

    S0 CALPOL Tablets. Each tablet contains 500 mg Paracetamol. Reg no: 44/2.7/0321.

    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 39 Hawkins Avenue, Epping Industria 1, Cape Town, 7460. Reg. No: 2014/173930/07. For full prescribing information refer to the professional information approved by the medicines regulatory authority. For any further information, including safety, please contact the GSK Hotline on +27 11 745 6001 or 0800118274.

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    Trademarks are owned by or licensed to GSK group of companies

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The Calpol Tablets includes innovative technology for faster disintegration and absorption5,8

Calpol Tablets offers a range of solutions for individual patient needs

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Calpol Tablets

Disintegrates faster and available for absorption quicker6† to provide pain relief.

S0 CALPOL Tablets. Each tablet contains 500 mg Paracetamol. Reg no: 44/2.7/0321.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 39 Hawkins Avenue, Epping Industria 1, Cape Town, 7460. Reg. No: 2014/173930/07. For full prescribing information refer to the professional information approved by the medicines regulatory authority. For any further information, including safety, please contact the GSK Hotline on +27 11 745 6001 or 0800118274.

Read label before use

Trademarks are owned by or licensed to GSK group of companies

Calpol for children pack shot

Calpol for children

Calpol for children contains paracetamol, which is recommended as first-line treatment for fever and mild-to-moderate pain in children.17-19

S0 CALPOL Paediatric Suspension. Reg no: B/2.7/.767. Each 5 ml suspension contains 120 mg Paracetamol. Preservatives: Methyl Hydroxybenzoate 0,1 % m/v, Propyl Hydroxybenzoate 0,02 % m/v. Alcohol Free.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 39 Hawkins Avenue, Epping Industria 1, Cape Town, 7460. Reg. No: 2014/173930/07. For full prescribing information refer to the professional information approved by the medicines regulatory authority. For any further information, including safety, please contact the GSK Hotline on +27 11 745 6001 or 0800118274.

Trademarks are owned by or licensed to GSK group of companies

Always read the label before use.

Calpol in Practice

Supporting appropriate pain recommendations in the pharmacy

The role of Calpol Tablets and Voltaren Emulgel In managing your Customers pain.

A customer in pain is one of the most common presentations seen in pharmacy practice. Although there are a vast number of conditions that cause mild to moderate pain, many of them can be effectively managed by over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers.

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Child with fever

Fever

Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.25 Discover more about fever in adults and children including how to assess fever, “red flag” symptoms and its management.

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Optizorb technology

Optizorb technology that speeds up disintegration1 and avails pain relief that starts within 15 minutes.1,2

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