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Can i give my baby calpol and nurofen together?

Can i give my baby calpol and nurofen together?

Don't give them at: The same time. U may alternate every 6 hours. Calpol has Acetaminophen while nurofen has ibuprofen. Both can be used for fever and pain. Always consult with your pediatrician. God bless u! ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 6-month-old calpol and tixylix baby syrup?

Is it safe to give my 6-month-old calpol and tixylix baby syrup?

Medicines : calpol is s fever reducer and is safe if given in correct dose and when needed. Tixilic is a cough syrup and should not be given in < 2 yrs baby. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I gave my 3 year old calpol for a temperature only realising it was 6 months out of date later on!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?

I gave my 3 year old calpol for a temperature only realising it was 6 months out of date later on!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

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Is calpol addictive?

Is calpol addictive?

"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

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My two year old has taken a gulp of calpol what should I do?

My two year old has taken a gulp of calpol what should I do?

Call poison control: The first thing you should do is call poison control when your child ingests something that you arent sure if is harmful. Calpol is a pain medication, not often used in the us and to determine if the amount is harmful, call poison control asap. ...Read more

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Was my previeous dosage info ok for my 6 year old with calpol within 24 hours ?

Was my previeous dosage info ok for my 6 year old with calpol within 24 hours ?

Hard to say: Since you didn't provide any background information, I cannot say.The site is not a chat room and your questions or uploads are not linked, or available for us to review.We would need the dosage info you are referencing to make any comment. ...Read more

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Its is ok to give paracetamol to 7old month baby (brand calpol suspension)?

Its is ok to give paracetamol to 7old month baby (brand calpol suspension)?

Yes it is fine: Yes give at 10-15 mg per kilogram of weight every 4 - 6 hours if fever greater than 38.4*f or 100.4*c for fever. ...Read more