What is Anadin Paracetamol?
Anadin Paracetamol is a painkiller which gets to work fast, relieving aches, fever and flu. Ideal for those who need a painkiller that will help them to get back on their feet, fast. Anadin Paracetamol can also be used to relieve aches and pains caused by several other causes.
What kinds of pain can this product be used to relieve?
Although Anadin Paracetamol is perfect for relieving pain caused by aches, fever, or flu, it can be used to relieve many other kinds of pain too. This product can help to relieve pain caused by conditions including:
- Sharp nerve pain, or neuralgia
- A toothache
- A sore throat
- Period pains
- Aches and pains
- Rheumatic aches and pains
- Flu symptoms
- Feverish colds
How will this product relieve my pain?
Anadin Paracetamol contains 500mg of the active ingredient paracetamol. This means it will relieve your pain while also helping to reduce high temperature and fever. This makes it perfect for treating conditions like the flu, where you may be suffering from headaches and fever and are looking for a way to combat both at once.
What causes a fever?
A fever is often caused by an infection, such as a cold or the flu. A fever can also be caused by certain types of medication. Any medication that can cause a fever will list it as a potential side effect in the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL).
How to take Anadin Paracetamol.
For adults and children over the age of 16, take 2 Anadin Paracetamol tablets up to 4 times a day. Be sure to leave at least 4 hours between each dose and do not take more than more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. For more information about the correct dosage to use and how to treat children between the ages of 6 – 16, please read the patient information leaflet here.
When should Anadin Paracetamol not be used?
Anadin Paracetamol is not suitable for those under the age of 6. Do not use this product if you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take Anadin Paracetamol if:
- You are taking any other products that contain paracetamol
- You are suffering from liver disease
- You are suffering from kidney disease
- You have a G-6-PD deficiency (a hereditary condition leading to low blood cell counts)
- You are taking medicines that reduce blood clotting, e.g. warfarin
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Some antibiotics, e.g. chloramphenicol
- Anti-sickness treatments, e.g. metoclopramide, domperidone
- Some treatments for diarrhoea caused by gallbladder disease
- Lipid-lowering drugs, e.g. cholestyramine
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Anadin Paracetamol can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Severe allergic reactions, e.g. difficulty breathing, skin rash, swollen facial features
- Serious skin reactions, e.g. skin reddening, blisters, rash
- Blood does not clot well, leading to symptoms of bleeding or bruising easily
- Severe reduction in the number of white blood cells, making infections more likely
- Shortness of breath
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. You can also record any side effect that you discover using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme. For more information, visit the Yellow Card website.
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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