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CALPOL® FAQs

Does CALPROFEN® contain paracetamol?

CALPROFEN® contains ibuprofen – it does not contain paracetamol. 
 

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Does CALPROFEN® contain paracetamol?

CALPROFEN® contains ibuprofen – it does not contain paracetamol. 
 

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Can I give CALPOL® and CALGEL® together?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension can be given alongside CALGEL® Teething Gel to provide additional relief from teething pain.

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Can I give CALPOL® and CALGEL® together?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension can be given alongside CALGEL® Teething Gel to provide additional relief from teething pain.

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Can I use CALPOL® if my baby is premature?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension can be used in babies from 2 months, provided they weigh at least 4kg and were not born prematurely (before 37 weeks). If your child was born prematurely, speak to a healthcare professional for advice.

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Can I use CALPOL® if my baby is premature?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension can be used in babies from 2 months, provided they weigh at least 4kg and were not born prematurely (before 37 weeks). If your child was born prematurely, speak to a healthcare professional for advice.

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How to obtain another CALPOL® syringe?

At present we are not sending out individual syringes to consumers, as we do not produce any in addition to those put in the carton with CALPOL® Suspension bottles. 
 

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How to obtain another CALPOL® syringe?

At present we are not sending out individual syringes to consumers, as we do not produce any in addition to those put in the carton with CALPOL® Suspension bottles. 
 

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Why is there a CALPOL® Syringe provided with every bottle?

In 2011, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a letter stating that a special spoon or syringe will be supplied with the liquid paracetamol product to ensure it is measured accurately. Do not use any other spoon or device to measure the product.

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Why is there a CALPOL® Syringe provided with every bottle?

In 2011, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a letter stating that a special spoon or syringe will be supplied with the liquid paracetamol product to ensure it is measured accurately. Do not use any other spoon or device to measure the product.

The accurate dosing of paracetamol is extremely important to reduce the risk of inadvertent overdose. 
 

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Can CALPROFEN® be given with CALCOUGH® ?

Yes, CALPROFEN®can be given with CALCOUGH® to provide relief of pain such as sore throat that may be associated with a cough.

CALPROFEN®can treat symptoms such as a sore throat, fever or aches and pains.

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Can CALPROFEN® be given with CALCOUGH® ?

Yes, CALPROFEN®can be given with CALCOUGH® to provide relief of pain such as sore throat that may be associated with a cough.

CALPROFEN®can treat symptoms such as a sore throat, fever or aches and pains.

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Are CALPOL® Suspensions gluten-free?

All CALPOL® Suspensions are gluten-free. 

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Are CALPOL® Suspensions gluten-free?

All CALPOL® Suspensions are gluten-free. 

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Can I give CALPOL® to my dog?

CALPOL® products have not been tested in dogs and should therefore not be given to them.

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Can I give CALPOL® to my dog?

CALPOL® products have not been tested in dogs and should therefore not be given to them.

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Can you overdose on CALPOL®?

As with all medications, always follow the instructions on the packaging when it comes to the dosage of Calpol to give your child. The dosage should be measured using the syringe or measuring spoon provided. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

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Can you overdose on CALPOL®?

As with all medications, always follow the instructions on the packaging when it comes to the dosage of Calpol to give your child. The dosage should be measured using the syringe or measuring spoon provided. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help straight away.

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How long does CALPOL® take to work?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension gets to work quickly on fever, and starts to reduce fever within 15 minutes. For information on other CALPOL® products, please refer to the relevant product page.

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How long does CALPOL® take to work?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension gets to work quickly on fever, and starts to reduce fever within 15 minutes. For information on other CALPOL® products, please refer to the relevant product page.

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Can you give CALPOL® and Ibuprofen together?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for Calpol Infant Suspension states that you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking any other medicines.

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Can you give CALPOL® and Ibuprofen together?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for Calpol Infant Suspension states that you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking any other medicines. Both products are used to relieve pain and reduce high temperature (fever) but for advice on using the products in combination, please discuss the matter further with your doctor or pharmacist. They are best placed to advise on this issue. 

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Does CALPOL® make babies sleepy?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension helps to relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever. It does not have any sedative properties.

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Does CALPOL® make babies sleepy?

CALPOL® Infant Suspension helps to relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever. It does not have any sedative properties.

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How do I recycle CALPOL® packaging?

Please look out for the   symbol – this means the packaging is recyclable.

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How do I recycle CALPOL® packaging?

Please look out for the   symbol – this means the packaging is recyclable. Refer to your local Council or call your local recycling authority, to find out where and how to recycle in your local area. Alternatively go to https://www.gov.uk/recycling-collections.

 

Calpol glass bottles should be disposed of in a non-recycling bin as it could be contaminated with product, even after washing. 
 

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Can the Vapour Plug be used around animals?

The CALPOL® Vapour Plug and Nightlight is indicated for use in children over 3 months old. Use of the product on animals has not been tested, so we would not advise animals being in the same room when the product is switched on.

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Can the Vapour Plug be used around animals?

The CALPOL® Vapour Plug and Nightlight is indicated for use in children over 3 months old. Use of the product on animals has not been tested, so we would not advise animals being in the same room when the product is switched on.

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Are CALPOL® products suitable for vegetarians?

Most Calpol products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, but to be sure please contact our Consumer Care team for information on specific products.

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Are CALPOL® products suitable for vegetarians?

Most Calpol products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, but to be sure please contact our Consumer Care team for information on specific products. Please note, even if deemed suitable, we are unable to guarantee that any products have not come into contact with materials of animal origin at some point during the manufacturing and distribution process.

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