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Calpol Tablet Side Effects

Calpol tablet Side Effects

Calpol tablet is an over the counter medication available worldwide. It is a medication given to children for reducing fever, inflammation and pain in babies and children. Some of the most common conditions when Calpol tablets are use in fever, tooth ache leading to influenza, body pain, itchy and sore throats. As most over the counter medication Calpol tablets too have their side effects and should be used with caution.

Calpol tablet Side Effects

Calpol tablet is an over the counter medication available worldwide. It is a medication given to children for reducing fever, inflammation and pain in babies and children. Some of the most common conditions when Calpol tablets are use in fever, tooth ache leading to influenza, body pain, itchy and sore throats. As most over the counter medication Calpol tablets too have their side effects and should be used with caution.

Severe Calpol tablet Side Effects

A study conducted in medical research institute in New Zealand reported a possible connection of use of medications like Calpol tablets (containing paracetamol) and respiratory disease. According to research children who took Calpol tablet in early days had a 46 % more chance of developing Asthma. The use of calpol tablets in babies below one year of age made them more prone to hay fever and eczema.

Besides the risk of developing Asthma the repeated use of calpol tablets can cause liver damage in children. It also can cause a fall in the sugar level in the blood. Frequent use of Calpol tablets can cause a disease called Thrombocytopenia which is the shortfall of blood platelets in children. Thrombocytopenia can result in frequent bleeding which can cause serious health risk.

Minor Calpol tablet side effects

Beside the above mentioned fatal side effects of calphol tablets, it also can cause less severe side effects which go unnoticed. Skin rashes, constipation, headache, increased defecation are some of the side effects of calpol tablets which doesn’t cause any cause for concern.

Though an over the counter medication Calpol tablet should not be administered with any other drug as it may have an adverse reaction causing permanent damage to the patient administering Calpol tablets. Do not use the over the counter medication for a prolnged period of time, in case the condition doesn’t improve after using Calpol tablet for 2-3 days stop using it immediately and consult a doctor.

If you children have been diagnosed with any kidney or liver disease, don’t use Calpol tablet as it may cause permanent damage to the organs.

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