Calpol Calgel Teething Gel 5+ Months - 10g

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What is Calpol Calgel Teething Gel?

Calpol Calgel Teething Gel provides rapid relief from pain and discomfort caused by teething when other non-medicated treatments, such as massaging of the gums or teething rings have not provided effective relief. The soothing gel is suitable for children aged 5 months and over and can be taken alongside Calpol Infant Suspension, if pain and fever relief is required. Calgel contains a mild anaesthetic which quickly soothes your baby’s sore gums. If you’re looking for an effective teething remedy for your child try Calpol Calgel Teething Gel 5+.


How will I know if my baby is teething?

Although some babies can be born with their first teeth, most babies start teething at around 6 months .For some babies, teeth emerge with little to no pain, but for others teething can be a distressing and uncomfortable experience. Your baby may be teething if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • The gum where the tooth is emerging is red and sore
  • One of the cheeks may be flushed
  • Your baby rubs their ear
  • Dribbling more than usual
  • Gnawing and chewing 
  • Your baby may be harder to settle


How can Calgel help to soothe pain during teething?

Calgel contains two active ingredients:

  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 
  • Cetylpyridinium chloride


Both of these ingredients work together to ease pain and soothe discomfort caused by teething, which can help your child to be more comfortable and easier to settle when non-medicinal methods, such as teething rings haven’t been successful. The gel is easy to apply and is suitable for children aged over 5 months. 

How to use this product

This product is for topical use only and is not suitable for children under the age of 5 months. Apply a pea sized blog of gel to a clean fingertip and gently spread onto the sore area of the gum. If necessary, repeat the dose after 3 hours. 

Warnings

  • Do NOT use more than 6 times in one day (24 hour period)
  • Stop treatment when your child’s symptoms settle
  • Do NOT use for more than 7 days for each teething episode
  • If your child’s symptoms worsen, do not improve after 7 days of treatment or you are concerned that your child is unwell - see advice from your doctor
  • If your child vomits, spits or swallows the medicine do not use any more product immediately - wait 3 hours before using the medicine again
  • Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you to
  • Do NOT exceed the stated dose
  • If you use more Calgel Teething Gel than you should or if large quantities of the gel are accidentally swallowed, speak to your doctor or go to your nearest A & E department


When NOT to use this product

Do NOT give this medicine to your child if they are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if your child is under 5 months. Do NOT use this product at the same time as other products containing lidocaine. If your child has an intolerance to some sugars, speak to a doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist. Always read the label before use. 


Can this product cause side effects?

Calgel Teething Gel can have side-effects, like all medicines, although they are rare and are usually mild. Discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice if your child has experienced any of the following:

  • Swelling of the mouth, gums or tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Rash
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Reddening of the skin


Important Information

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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Calpol Calgel Teething Gel 5+ Months - 10g Reviews

By Virginia Roach,
March 26, 2024
Really fast efficient service
By Thelma Segal,
February 20, 2024
This works really well and stops the pain on contact
By Thelma Segal,
February 13, 2024
Very effective for teething babies
By Julia,
January 23, 2024
This is the only teething gel which provides some relief to my baby boy.
By MISS KATIE NIGHTINGALE,
June 01, 2023
Quick to work
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