Paralief tablets contain the active ingredient paracetamol. Paracetamol belongs to a group of medicines known as non-narcotic analgesics, which are used to relieve pain and to lower temperature.
Directions for use:
1-2 tablets three to four times daily. A maximum of 8 tablets daily should not be exceeded.
For children 6 to 9 years of age:
Give half a tablet with a drink of water, every 4 to 6 hours as required. A maximum dose of two tablets daily should not be exceeded.
For children 10 to 11 years of age:
Give one tablet with a drink of water, every 4 to 6 hours as required. A maximum dose of four tablets daily should not be exceeded.
For adolescents 12 to 15 years of age:
Give one to one and a half tablets with a drink of water, every 4 to 6 hours as required. A maximum of six tablets daily should not be exceeded.
Do not drink alcohol (e.g. wine, beer, spirits) whilst taking this medicine. Do not use paracetamol unless prescribed by your doctor if you have an addiction to alcohol or liver damage.
If you are already taking other pain medication containing paracetamol do not use these tablets without first speaking to your doctor or a pharmacist. Never take more Paralief effervescent tablets than recommended. A higher dose does not increase pain relief; instead it can cause severe liver damage. The symptoms of liver damage occur first after a few days. It is important therefore that you contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have taken more Paralief effervescent tablets than recommended in this leaflet.
The active substance is paracetamol. Each tablet contains 500 mg paracetamol. The other ingredients are maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, magnesium stearate and colloidal anhydrous silica.
Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.