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The paracetamol in Calpol Infant Suspension is used to relieve pain and bring down fever (high temperature) in infant babies (weighing over 4kg & not premature).

This strawberry flavoured pain relief solution contains sugar and comes with a syringe for accurate dosing.

Use Calpol Infant Suspension for:

  • Pain Relief
  • Headache
  • Teething and Toothache
  • Cold and Flu
  • Fever
  • Post-Immunisation Fever
  • Earache
  • Other Aches and Pains

How To Give Calpol Original Infant Suspension:

This product is intended for use in children aged 2 months to 6 years.

Child's AgeDose for Pain and FeverHow Often (in 24 hours)
2-3 Months2.5ml (small end of spoon). If necessary, after 4-6 hours, give a second 2.5ml dose. Only give if your baby weighs over 4 kg and was born after 37 weeks gestationUp to 2 times. If no improvement seek help from your doctor.
3-6 MonthsOne 2.5ml spoonful (small end)Up to 4 times
6-24 MonthsOne 5ml spoonful (large end)Up to 4 times
2-4 YearsOne 5ml spoonful (large end) and one 2.5ml spoonful (small end)Up to 4 times
4-6 YearsTwo 5ml spoonfuls (large end)Up to 4 times

For the relief of fever after vaccinations at 2, 3 and 4 months: 2.5 ml. This dose may be given up to 4 times a day starting at the time of vaccination. Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. If your baby still needs this medicine two days after receiving the vaccine talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

DO NOT give to babies less than 2 months of age.

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.

Contains:

120 mg Paracetamol per 5 ml.

Product Warnings

Who Is Calpol Infant Suspension Not Suitable For?

Do not give your child this medicine if:

  • They are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.
  • They are taking anything else with paracetamol in it.
  • They are between 2-3 months old and is taking this medicine for other causes of pain and fever and: Weighs less than 4 kg or were born before 37 weeks gestation.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist IF:

  • Your child has serious kidney or liver problems.
  • Your child has an inherited intolerance to fructose or been diagnosed with an intolerance to some other sugars.
  • Your child is taking any other medicines including: Metoclopramide or Domperidone (used to treat nausea and vomiting). Cholestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol). Anticoagulants (drugs that thin the blood, such as warfarin) or Anticonvulsants (drugs to treat epilepsy)

Can I Buy Calpol Infant Suspension Over The Counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Calpol Infant Suspension but you may be asked some questions about you or your childs medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Useful Information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders. For helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if his medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

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