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Calpol Infant

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Treatment Information

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What is Calpol Infant?

Calpol Infant is a treatment for children which can help to relieve pain and bring down a fever. It is intended for children aged up to 6 years. If your child is over 6 years old, consider Calpol Six Plus.

Common ailments which Calpol Infant treats include:

  • Fever (Often noticed post-immunisation)
  • Teething and toothache
  • Headache
  • Colds and flu
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • General aches and pains

Calpol is available to buy online in a suspension for easy administration in children.

To buy Calpol Infant online from Prescription Doctor, simply select the formulation you want and press "start order". Our secure online service takes the hassle out of getting medicine delivered to your door. All items on our website are approved for use in the UK by the MHRA and dispensed from a GPhC registered pharmacy.

How does Calpol Infant work?

Calpol Infant contains a small dose of paracetamol - 120mg per 5ml solution.

Paracetamol is a mild analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which is commonly used to treat a wide variety of ailments from headaches to the symptoms of viral infections, such as colds and flu.

How to take Calpol Infant?

The dosage depends on the age of the child.

Age Dosage
Infants 2 - 3 months Take 2.5ml every 4 - 6 hours. Maximum: 2 doses in 24 hours
Infants 3 - 6 months 2.5ml up to 4 doses in 24 hours
Infants 6 - 24 months 5ml up to 4 doses in 24 hours
Children 2 - 4 years 7.5ml up to 4 doses in 24 hours
Children 4 - 6 years 10ml up to 4 doses in 24 hours


Before giving Calpol to your child, make sure to shake the bottle for 10 seconds before measuring out the required dose.


Use a measuring spoon or syringe to administer the right dose of Calpol Six Plus suspension. Using a kitchen spoon may result in too high or too low of a dose.

If you are using Sachets, massage the sachet to mix the medicine before administering it to your child.

Do not give your child Calpol Infant for more than 3 days without consulting your family doctor.

Do not give Calpol to children who weigh less than 4kg or were born before 37 weeks. If these apply, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacy before giving your child Calpol.

Calpol Infant side effects and cautions

Every medicine carries the risk of side effects though not everybody gets them. Understanding the risks and being vigilant of any side effects which may occur is important to your health.

Paracetamol is usually well tolerated and unlikely to cause many side effects.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • Becoming more susceptible to infections than usual
  • Unexpected bruising or bleeding
  • Unusual tiredness

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Calpol Infant can be found in the patient information leaflet supplied with the medicine.

Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet for Calpol online.

Allergic reaction

Do not give Calpol Infant to your child if they are allergic to paracetamol, fructose or any of the other excipients of this medicine.

If you notice any signs of allergic reaction following administration of Calpol Infant, cease treatment and seek emergency medical attention by going straight to the A&E department of your nearest hospital.

Signs of allergic reation include:

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Dry, red, cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Tightening or the chest, difficulty breathing or wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Calpol Infant can be taken during pregnancy. Take the lowest possible dose to reduce the pain or fever you are experiencing. Do not use for more than 3 days.

Speak to your pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Calpol Infant contains paracetamol and should not be taken alongside other products which also contain paracetamol. Prolonged use of paracetamol can lead to liver and kidney damage.

Calpol Infant contains fructose which some children might be allergic to. Speak to your doctor if you are unsure about whether to give your child Calpol.

Do not store Calpol Infant above 25°C.

Do not give Calpol Infant to your child past the expiry date printed on the label. The date refers to the last day of that month.

Never throw away unwanted or expired medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to give my child Calpol?

If you forget to give your child Calpol, administer a dose as soon as you remember.

Do not give your child more Calpol to make up for the dose you missed.

What should I do if I give my child more Calpol than I should?

If you accidentally give your child more than the recommended amount of Calpol, speak to your doctor immediately or take your child straight to the casualty department of your nearest hospital.

Can adults take Calpol Infant?

Adults can take Calpol Infant, however it may not be as effective as paracetamol products formulated for adults.

Can I give Calpol Infant to children over 6 years old?

If your child is over 6 years old, speak to a pharmacist about suitable products.

Calpol Six Plus is intended for children over 6 years.

What should I do if my child's condition does not improve after taking Calpol Infant?

If your child does not improve or if their condition becomes worse after taking Calpol Infant, speak to your doctor immediately.

Table of contents

What is Calpol Infant?

How does Calpol Infant work?

How to take Calpol Infant?

Calpol Infant side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Calpol Infant
  • Manufacturer: McNeil Products Ltd
  • Active Ingredient(s): Paracetamol
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Oral suspension (syrup)
  • Available Strength: 120mg per 5ml
  • Exemption: GSL
  • Age Restriction: Children aged between 2 months and 6 years
  • Dosage: Take no more than 4 doses in 24 hours
  • Description: Calpol Infant is a treatment for children which contains paracetamol - a mild painkiller and antipyretic (fever reducer)
  • Drug Class: Analgesic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not consume alcohol while taking Calpol Infant
  • When Pregnant: Calpol Infant is safe to take during pregnancy.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before taking Calpol Infant if you are breastfeeding.
  • Related Drug: Calpol Six Plus
  • Price: 6.49 GBP
Click here to view the Calpol Infant - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 17/03/2020 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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