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Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts

Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts

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Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts are a dissolve-in-the-mouth tablet to provide on-the-go pain relief for kids 6 years and over, effectively combating the source of mild-moderate pain caused by headaches, toothaches, joint and muscle pain.

You can purchase Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts online at The Independent Pharmacy.

  • Suitable for pregnancy?yes
  • Suitable for breastfeeding?yes
  • Suitable for age:6 years +
  • Maximum per order:3

Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts Information

  • What are Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts?

    As children get older their needs can change in all sorts of ways. That’s why Calpol have created Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts. A dissolve-in-the-mouth tablet to provide on-the-go pain relief for kids 6 years and over. They provide effective, soothing relief from pain and fever and start to work on fever in just 15 minutes, whilst being gentle on tummies.

    Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts are strawberry flavoured tablets that melt on the tongue with no need for water, great for on-the-go pain relief.

    Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts contains paracetamol.

    What does the paracetamol in Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts do?

    The paracetamol in Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts is used to relieve pain and / or bring down fever (high temperature) in many conditions including:

    • Cold and flu
    • Headache
    • Toothache
    • Earache
    • Post-immunisation fever
    • Sore throat
    • General aches and pains

    Paracetamol is very effective in reducing pain and fevers and is, therefore, included in many over the counter or prescription painkillers and also cold and flu medication.

    You must not take paracetamol tablets with any other medicines that contain paracetamol.

    How long do Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts take to work?

    Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts provide effective, soothing relief from pain and fever and start to work on fever in just 15 minutes.

    Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts with other medicines

    Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts if:

    • Your child has serious kidney or liver problems.
    • 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)
      • Anticonvulsants (drugs to treat epilepsy )
      • Flucloxacillin (antibiotic), due to a serious risk of blood and fluid abnormality (high anion gap metabolic acidosis) that must have urgent treatment and which may occur particularly in case of severe renal impairment, sepsis (when bacteria and their toxins circulate in the blood leading to organ damage), malnutrition, chronic alcoholism, and if the maximum daily doses of paracetamol are used.

    If you are not sure about the medicine your child is taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of these bullet points apply, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

    Can an adult take Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts?

    If adults take this medicine, the following additional warnings are included in case an adult takes this product.

    • You can use this medicine while you are taking oral contraceptives (‘the pill’), but it may not work so well on your pain or fever.
    • If you drink large amounts of alcohol, talk to your doctor before you take this medicine. You may be more open to the side effects of paracetamol. If this applies to you, talk to a doctor before use.
    • If necessary, the medicine can be used during pregnancy. You should use the lowest possible dose that reduces your pain and/or your fever and use it for the shortest time possible. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if the pain and/or fever are not reduced or if you need to take the medicine more often.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
  • How to take Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts

    For oral use only.

    To remove tablet use a fingernail to break the foil along the dotted line before pressing the tablet out.

    Tablets can be sucked gently until they melt on the tongue. There is no need to take water as they melt into a pleasant tasting paste which is easily swallowed.

    Alternatively, the tablets can be dissolved in a teaspoon of water or milk if preferred.

    How often can you take Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts and what is the dose?

    Child’s Age

    Dosage (up to 4 times a day)

    6 - 9 years

    1 tablet

    9 - 12 years

    2 tablets

    12 - 16 years

    2 - 3 tablets

    Adults and children over 16 years

    2 - 4 tablets

    Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.

    Leave at least 4 hours between doses.

    Contains paracetamol – do not use more than one product containing paracetamol at the same time.

    If you forget to give the medicine, give the next dose when needed, provided that the last dose was given at least 4 hours ago.

    Do not give a double dose.

    Do not give this medicine to your child for more than 3 days without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

    Speak to your doctor if your child’s pain or fever is not getting better after a few days.

    How much paracetamol is dangerous?

    Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts contain paracetamol. When taking a medicine that contains paracetamol, it is important to make sure you take it as is directed in the Patient Information Leaflet. Taking over the recommended dose can cause unwanted side effects and can be dangerous.

    Talk to a doctor at once if your child takes too much of this medicine, even if they seem well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.

  • Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts ingredients

    The active ingredient is: paracetamol 250 mg per tablet

    Other ingredients are: Mannitol (E421), crospovidone, aspartame (E951), magnesium stearate, basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, polyacrylate dispersion 30% and colloidal anhydrous silica.

    The flavouring is strawberry (containing benzyl alcohol and glucose).

    Some of the ingredients can cause problems.

    This medicine contains 8 mg aspartame (E951) in each tablet. Aspartame is a source of phenylalanine. It may be harmful if you have phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder in which phenylalanine builds up because the body cannot remove it properly.

    This medicine contains mannitol (E421), which may have a mild laxative effect.

    This medicine contains 0.00064mg benzyl alcohol in each tablet. Benzyl alcohol may cause allergic reactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a liver or kidney disease. This is because large amounts of benzyl alcohol can build-up in your body and may cause side effects (called “metabolic acidosis”).

    This medicine contains 0.0011g glucose in each tablet. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts side effects

    CALPOL SIXPLUS FASTMELTS™ 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, 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 a 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.

    Reporting of side-effects: If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side-effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

  • Calpol Sixplus Fastmelts warnings

    Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

    Do not use after the end of the month shown as an expiry date on the packaging.

    Do not give more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.

    Contains paracetamol – do not use more than one product containing paracetamol at the same time.

    Make sure you have read and understood the Side Effects, Directions and Ingredients parts of this page and their implications.

    Always read the label before using: Patient Information Leaflet

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