Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts - 12 Tablets

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Fastmelts - 12 Tablets £5.49
Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
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Medical Content Writer
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What are Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts?

Calpol Fastmelts are delicious melt-in-the-mouth tablets which help to ease pain and fever in children aged six and over. Their strawberry flavour and colour and sugar-free formula make them ideal for kids who are suffering from pain or high temperatures and don’t like to take liquid medicine or traditional tablets.


When would I give my child these tablets?

People give Calpol Fastmelts to their children to ease lots of different everyday aches and pains. Some of the most common reasons why people use this medicine include:

  • Headaches
  • Toothache
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Other aches and pains
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Fever or high temperatures
  • Post-immunisation fever


How can Calpol Fastmelts help to ease my child’s pain?

Each Calpol Fastmelts tablet contains 250mg of paracetamol, which is a popular pain relief medication. Not only can it help to ease pain, but it can help to reduce high temperatures or fever, making it ideal for those suffering cold and flu symptoms.


Can I give this product to my child if they’re taking other medication?

You should not give this product to your child if they are taking other medication which contains paracetamol, including painkillers or cold and flu medicines. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if your child is taking any other medication, including:

  • Metoclopramide or domperidone, which is used to treat nausea or vomiting
  • Colestyramine, which is used to treat high cholesterol
  • Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, such as warfarin
  • Anticonvulsants, which are used to treat epilepsy


Can adults take this medicine?

Adults can take these tablets but there are some other warnings they will need to consider:

  • You can use this product if you are taking oral contraceptives (or the pill) but it may not be as effective at treating your pain or fever
  • If you drink large amounts of alcohol, you may be more likely to experience the side effects of this medicine. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this or any other medications


How to take Calpol Fastmelts

Use a fingernail to remove one Calpol Fastmelts tablet from the foil packaging. Suck the tablet gently, letting it melt on the tongue. Once the tablet has melted into a paste, you can swallow it without the need to take a sip of water. Alternatively, you can dissolve this tablet in a teaspoon of water or milk and then swallow.


How many tablets should I give to my child?

You should give your child no more than 4 doses of this medicine in any 24 hours, the number of tablets in each dose will depend on their age. Leave at least 4 hours between each dose. Each dose consists of:

  • Children aged 6 – 9 years: 1 tablet
  • Children aged 9 – 12 years: 2 tablets
  • Children aged 12 – 16: 2 – 3 tablets
  • Adults and children over 16 years: 2 – 4 tablets


When should Calpol Fastmelts not be used?

Calpol SixPlus Fastmelts are not suitable for use by children under the age of 6. Do not use this product if you or your child are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not give this to your child if they have phenylketonuria, which is a hereditary disease discovered at birth. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before giving this product to your child if they have serious kidney or liver problems.


Does this medicine have any side effects?

Like all medications, Calpol Fastmelts can have side effects although not everyone will experience them. These include:

  • Allergic reactions, e.g. swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, difficulty swallowing, unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath which may be accompanied by skin rash or hives
  • Becoming unusually tired, unexplained bruising or bleeding, getting more infections (e.g. colds) than usual
  • Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported, including symptoms such as skin reddening, blisters, rash

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and seek medical help right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store these tablets

Store in a cool, dry place. Store in original packaging and do not use if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


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

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 SixPlus Fastmelts - 12 Tablets Reviews

By russell edwards,
September 26, 2023
Helped my daughter when they had a temperature.
By mavis Cubitt,
March 16, 2021
Very good for older children that are unable to swallow tablets or capsules.
By Simon Handley,
April 14, 2020
Fantastic service

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