What are Alvedon Suppositories 60mg?
Alvedon Suppositories 60mg are paracetamol suppositories that are used to treat pain and high temperature in children aged up to 1 year. They can be used by children who find it difficult to take paracetamol as tablets or syrup. They are administered via the back passage and can help to provide relief from pain. If you’re looking for an effective pain relief suppository for your child, try Alvedon Suppository.
What is paracetamol?
Paracetamol is a commonly used pain relief medicine that can help to treat mild or moderate pain, such as headaches, toothache or sprains and reduce fevers. It can be administered in a variety of forms, including syrup, tablets and suppositories. Once it has been taken, paracetamol should usually start to work within an hour and it can help to relieve pain for several hours.
How can Alvedon help to treat pain?
Alvedon is a small, cone-shaped paracetamol suppository, which is inserted into the back passage (rectum). It can be used to reduce pain and high temperatures in children up to the age of 1. It is useful for children who have difficulty swallowing paracetamol syrup or tablets.
How to use this product
Always use this product, exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as instructed by your child’s doctor.
Use in children aged 3 months - 1 year:
- The number of suppositories to give your child depends on their age and weight.
- The recommended dose is 1 - 2 suppositories.
- You should ask your child’s doctor or pharmacist for advice on how many suppositories to give.
- You can give your child up to 4 doses in 24 hours - ensure you leave at least 4 hours between each dose.
Use in infants under 3 months
- One suppository can be given to babies who develop a fever after immunisation at 2 months
- Otherwise do NOT give to babies aged less than 3 months, unless your doctor advises you to
If you are not sure how many suppositories to give your child, do NOT guess. Ask your child’’s doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do NOT give your child more than the stated dose. Contact your child’s doctor if your child’s symptoms do not improve or get worse.
- Your child’s bowels need to be empty when you administer this medicine - if your child needs to go to the toilet, ensure that they do before administering the suppository
- You may find it easier to give your child the suppository if they are lying on their front or side on a bed - whichever is more comfortable for your child
- Wash your hands before peeling the wrapping apart to take out the suppository - do NOT break the suppository before use
- Gently pust the suppository into your children’t back passage (rectum) with the pointed end first
- Wash your hands
- Try to keep your child still for a minute or two
- If your child needs to be given another suppository, remove another one from the wrapper
- Insert into your child’s back passage as before
- Once again, keep your child still for a minute or two then wash your hands
If you give more Alvedon than you should:
- Do NOT give your child more than the stated dose
- Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if the child seems well, because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage
- Your child may need to have a blood test to check how well their liver is working
If you forget to give Alvedon Suppositories to your child:
- Give them the dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose - in this case skip the missed dose
- Do NOT give your child a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this product if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist BEFORE using this product if your child:
Has liver or kidney problems
Is taking other medicines which can affect their liver
Can you take Alvedon with other medicines?
Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist BEFORE using this medicine if your child has recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without prescription and herbal medicines. This is because alvedon suppositories can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Alvedon Suppositories. In particular tell your child’s doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking any of the following:
- Other medicines that contain paracetamol - do NOT give your child Alvedon Suppositories at the same time
- Barbiturates (a type of sedative)
- Medicines for epilepsy or fits
- Medicines such as warfarin for treating blood clots
Can this product cause side effects?
Like all medicines, Alvedon can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. A common side effect is redness or soreness in or around the back passage. If your child experiences an allergic reaction, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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 this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The active substance is paracetamol. Each suppository contains 60 mg of paracetamol. The other ingredient is hard fat (Witepsol H12).
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