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Can Calpol Cause Constipation
Never been able to swallow tablets but i think i'm getting addicted to calpol. So i need to cut back, but what can really help me long term?
Don't know if you: are aware that Calpol is the same as Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). It does not produce any physical dependency, so whatever your issue is, it is psychological. Amounts of tylenol (acetaminophen) over 2 grams per day are not recommended and can ultimately cause liver/kidney damage. You should see your doctor and make sure your liver is ok, and get a referral to a mental health professional for counseling. ...Read more
I gave my 3 year old calpol for a temperature only realising it was 6 months out of date later on! Can it be harmful or is it just less effective?
No: Not harmful and likely just as effective. The expiry date often is stated as earlier than the true expiry date. All the best and I hope he/she feels better. ...Read more
"Tylenol Syrup" : Addiction to tylenol also known as acetaminophen, paracetamol, calpol, and many other names, has been described in the addiction medicine literature. With calpol one gets a high dose of sugar and Acetaminophen at once and this could have a weak potentiating effect. Fortunately the addiction is weak and can be safely stopped with a little adult thinking and planning. ...Read more
Baby 8 mths. Teething. For weeks, hardly sleeps at night. Last night gave Calpol, baby slept all night. What is best for baby? To give Calpol or not?
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