Looking for a fast-acting and gentle fever medicine for your child? Try Calpol Infant Suspension Original. Calpol Infant Suspension Original is a medication used to bring down a child’s high temperature (fever) and reduce pain. It contains paracetamol to ease various pains and aches among infants aged 2 months to kids aged 6.
What is Calpol Infant Suspension Original?
Calpol Infant Suspension Original is a medication used to bring down a child’s high temperature (fever) and reduce pain. It contains paracetamol to ease various pains and aches among infants aged 2 months to kids aged 6.
This medication provides quick relief to a baby’s post-immunisation fever, teething, headache, cold and flu, toothache, earache, sore throat, and other aches and pains. The syrup comes in a great-tasting strawberry flavour.
What are the Calpol ingredients?
The active ingredient of Calpol Infant Suspension is Paracetamol 120 mg per 5 ml.
Other ingredients are sucrose, sorbitol liquid (E420), glycerol, polysorbate 80, asulfame potassium, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214), dispersible cellulose, xanthan gum and purified water. The flavouring is strawberry and colouring is carmoisine (E122). Every 5 ml of this product contains 2.2 g of sucrose.
Calpol Infant Suspension comes in a pink oral liquid, available in 100 ml and 200 ml bottles. It contains 120 mg of the active ingredient Paracetamol in every 5 ml of medicine.
How does Calpol Infant Suspension Original work?
The active ingredient in Calpol Infant Suspension Sachets is paracetamol. It’s a mild painkiller used to treat pain and fever. It reduces the prostaglandins in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in less sensitivity in the area causing pain.
The Calpol Infant Suspension is formulated to suit a baby’s delicate tummy. The syrup comes in a sweet strawberry flavour that works in as early as 15 minutes to relieve your baby’s fever or pain.
What are the benefits of taking Calpol Infant Suspension Original?
Giving medications to kids, especially to the very young ones, can be a bit of a challenge for some parents. The medicine must be taken by the kids immediately to relieve them of pain or fever.
Calpol Infant Suspension Original is a children’s favourite because it comes in a nice strawberry flavour. The Calpol syrup works effectively in relieving the pain and fever to make your child feel better quickly.
Who should not take Calpol Infant Suspension Original?
The Calpol Infant Suspension is suitable for infants aged 2 months to kids aged 6.
Calpol baby suspension should not be taken by those with an allergy or bad reaction to any of the ingredients (check product leaflet), or those taking anything else with paracetamol.
If an infant between 2-3 months old is taking this medicine for other causes of pain and fever and he or she weighs less than 4 kg or was born before 37 weeks, this medicine is not recommended for use.
Consult your doctor before using this medicine if the child has medical conditions like a serious kidney or liver problem, an inherited intolerance to fructose or been diagnosed with an intolerance to some other sugars, or taking any other medicines including metoclopramide or domperidone (used to treat nausea and vomiting ), cholestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol), anticoagulants (drugs that thin the blood, such as warfarin), and anticonvulsants (drugs to treat epilepsy).
Some of the ingredients of this medicine may cause an allergic reaction. Check the product leaflet for the list of these ingredients.
How do I use Calpol Infant Suspension Original?
Calpol Infant Suspension is for oral use only.
Make sure to follow the dosage guidelines mentioned in the leaflet or as advised by your doctor.
Always start by shaking the bottle for 10 seconds before using it. Remove the cap and then insert the syringe securely on top of the bottle. With the syringe inserted, turn the bottle upside down. Pull the plunger down and get the required dosage. Turn back the bottle and syringe the right way up and then remove the syringe gently. Put the end of the syringe in the mouth of the child, placing it against the cheek. Release the medicine gently by pressing the plunger.
After the medicine is taken by the baby, clean the bottle by wiping it, and then return the cap. Wash and dry the syringe after use.