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Calpol Six Plus

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What is Calpol Six Plus?

Calpol Six Plus is used to treat a wide number of ailments and complaints in children aged 6 years and above, such as:

  • Colds and flu
  • Earache
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Toothache

Calpol Six Plus is available as an oral suspension (syrup) and fast melts, which are dissolved in the mouth.

Oral suspension is available in a bottle or sachets, which contain a measured amount of Calpol.

You can buy Calpol Six Plus online from Prescription Doctor's trusted online pharmacy. We offer a next-day discreet delivery on orders and have doctors on hand to assist you and answer any queries.

All items listed on our website are MHRA approved for use in the UK and dispensed from a UK based, GPhC registered pharmacy in the north of England by a team of qualified pharmacists.


How does Calpol Six Plus work?

Calpol Six Plus contains a small dose of a common painkiller called paracetamol - 250mg per 5ml.

While the exact mechanism of paracetamol is not fully understood, paracetamol is effective at relieving mild pain, such as tension headaches and earache, and reducing fevers which often occur during bouts of the flu.


How to take Calpol Six Plus?

The recommended dosage of Calpol Six Plus depends upon the age of the child.

Calpol Six Plus should not be given to children under 6 years old. If your child is under 6, Calpol Infant may be more suitable. Ask a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Age Dosage
Children under 6 years Not recommended
6 - 8 years 5ml up to 4 times in 24 hours
8 - 10 years 7.5ml up to 4 times in 24 hours
10 - 12 years 10ml up to 4 times 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 this medicine for more than 3 days without first consulting your doctor for advice.


Calpol Six Plus side effects and cautions

Every medicine carries the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody experiences them. It is important to understand the risks associated with your medicine and to remain vigilant of any changes you notice.

Paracetamol is typically well tolerated and does not usually cause side effects.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:

  • 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 Six Plus can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine. Alternatively, you can view the leaflet online here.

Allergic reaction

Do not give Calpol Six Plus 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 an allergic reaction, cease treatment with Calpol Six Plus and seek emergency medical attention immediately by going straight to the nearest accident and emergency department.

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 Six Plus 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 Six Plus contains paracetamol and should not be taken alongside other products which contain paracetamol. Prolonged use of paracetamol can cause serious damage to the liver and kidneys.

Calpol Six Plus 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 Six Plus above 25°C.

Do not give Calpol Six Plus 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 Six Plus?

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

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

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


Table of contents

What is Calpol Six Plus?

How does Calpol Six Plus work?

How to take Calpol Six Plus?

Calpol Six Plus side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Calpol Six Plus
  • Manufacturer: McNeil Products Ltd
  • Active Ingredient(s): Paracetamol
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Oral suspension (syrup) and orodispersible tablets (Fast Melts)
  • Available Strength: 250mg per tablet and 5ml suspension
  • Exemption: GSL
  • Age Restriction: Ages 6 and above
  • Dosage: Take up to 4 times a day
  • Description: Calpol Six Plus is an analgesic and antipyretic treatment for children ages 6+.
  • Drug Class: Analgesic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not drink alcohol while taking Calpol Six Plus
  • When Pregnant: Safe to take during pregnancy
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before taking Calpol Six Plus if you are breastfeeding.
  • Related Drug: Calpol Infant
Click here to view the Calpol Six Plus - Patient Information Leaflet

Paracetamol Alternatives

Calpol Infant

Calpol Infant
  • No prescription required
  • Available from a UK based pharmacy
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