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Paracetamol is the most commonly used analgesic to treat aches and pains.1 It’s a main ingredient in most Solpadeine products and is used to ease mild to moderate types of pain.

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Paracetamol gets to work reducing the pain and fever you’re experiencing. It doesn’t have an effect on inflammation though. Paracetamol may be used on its own or in combination with other painkillers such as codeine. It’s also an ingredient in many cough and cold remedies.

Paracetamol is available in a range of different formulations and formats.

Most people can take paracetamol safely, but it is best checking with your doctor if you’ve had an allergic reaction to it in the past, have liver or kidney problems or drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.

The usual dose for adults is one or two 500mg tablets up to 4 times in 24 hours. Children under 16 need to take a lower dose, depending on their age or weight – check the packet or leaflet, or ask a pharmacist or doctor for advice. It’s really important not to exceed the stated paracetamol dosage or take more than one product containing paracetamol at any one time.

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Solpadeine Plus Capsules, Solpadeine Plus Tablets, Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets and Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets contain Paracetamol, Codeine phosphate hemihydrate, and Caffeine. Solpadeine Max Tablets contain Paracetamol and Codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Solpadeine products should be taken for the short-term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by Paracetamol, Ibuprofen or Aspirin alone. Products containing Codeine can be addictive and should be used for a maximum of three days.

Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets contain Paracetamol and Caffeine – a mild analgesic and antipyretic formulated to give extra pain relief. Always read the leaflet.

Solpadeine Plus, Solpadeine Max and Solpadeine Headache products are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.


*New brand **1 tablet = 1 dose