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Calpol Six Plus Suspension Orange Flavour – 200ml

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Paul Kelly - Medical Content Writer
Paul Kelly
Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist

What is Calpol Six Plus Suspension Orange Flavour?

Calpol Six Plus is a medicine that is designed to treat pain and fever caused by a cold or the flu. The syrup contains the active ingredient paracetamol which is a painkiller that treats the effects of aches and pains, as well as reduce the fever. As well as a cold or flu, it can treat pain caused by other conditions, including a toothache, earache, a sore throat and other types of aches and pains.


What causes a cold or the flu?

Both cold and flu are viral infections and are spread by germs either on surfaces or through the air when someone sneezes. The difference between a cold and the flu is the severity of the symptoms. A cold is milder and can be treated because it can get to its worst. The flu can affect a person within hours.


Who is this medicine suitable for?

This Calpol medicine is suitable to be used by children aged 6 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the syrup. Do not use if taking any other medication with paracetamol in it. If any other medication is being used, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can an adult use this medication?

There is no reason why this medicine cannot be used by an adult.


How should Calpol Six Plus Suspension Orange Flavour be used?

Use the included syringe and insert it into the bottle after shaking the bottle for 10 seconds. Turn the bottle upside down and press down on the syringe up to either the 2.5ml or 5ml mark on the syringe as needed. Then, return the bottle back upright and slowly pull out the syringe. Apply for the medicine by putting the plunger into the mouth near the inside of the cheek and release the syrup. After use, clean out the syringe. It can be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher. The recommended dosages are as follows:

  • Children aged 6-8: 5ml up to 4 times a day
  • Children aged 8-10: 7.5ml up to 4 times a day
  • Children aged 10-12: 10ml up to four times a day
  • Children aged 12-16: 10-15ml up to four times a day
  • Adults and children over 16: 15-20ml up to four times a day

Do not give more than 4 doses a day and least at least 4 hours between them. Do not use for more than 3 days without speaking to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist first.


Are there any side effects?

Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:

  • Swelling in the face
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing
  • Skin itching or blistering

If you notice any side effect, then stop using this medicine and speak to a doctor as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for Calpol Six Plus, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Calpol is the best choice for you.


More 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 Six Plus Suspension Orange Flavour – 200ml Reviews

By Roana Mo,
July 05, 2022
Nice big bottle. Also dosage is different than the infant bottle. Only 5mls rather than 7.5mls for a not so keen 6 year old!
By Karim Jorephani,
May 10, 2022
Excellent. Full stop
By Kate,
April 19, 2022
Great value for the money I paid.
By Consumer,
October 12, 2021
Works well, nice to be able to get a product with sugar in rather than overloaded with sweeteners
By Customers Ranu and fam,
April 06, 2021
Tastes good, my daughter won’t take the strawberry one.

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