Paracetamol 500mg tablets belong to a group of medicines called analgesics (painkillers) and are used to treat pain (including headache, toothache, back and period pain), fever, and minimise cold or flu symptoms. The Paracetamol 500mg Caplet 100 pack is marked as POM (Prescription Only Medication) and requires a prescription. Our price includes the cost of the medication and a private prescription.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are paracetamol 500mg tablets?
Paracetamol 500mg tablets belong to a group of medicines called analgesics (painkillers) and are used to treat pain (including headache, toothache, back and period pain) and cold or flu symptoms.
Paracetamol is a common over-the-counter analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). Paracetamol 500mg tablets can be taken in combination with NSAIDs (naproxen and ibuprofen), and opioid analgesics (codeine) to provide further pain relief or reduce inflammation.
What are paracetamol 500mg tablets used for?
You can buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets online for a variety of uses. You may find Paracetamol is useful for:
Headaches (Including migraines and tension headaches)
Rheumatic pain and muscle pain
Relief from cold and flu symptoms
How do paracetamol 500mg tablets work?
When the body experiences illness or injury, whether that be a headache, an infection or a broken bone; it releases chemicals called prostaglandins which cause inflammation and pain. Paracetamol 500mg tablets block the production of prostaglandins which results in the body being less aware of pain or injury and thereby reducing the pain felt.
Paracetamol 500mg tablets also reduce fever by affecting the part of the brain that controls temperature. These two elements combined make Paracetamol a good choice of pain relief for many ailments, particularly things like cold and flu and the associated symptoms.
How do I take paracetamol 500mg tablets?
The usual dose of Paracetamol is 1 to 2 tablets up to four times a day.
Swallow the Paracetamol tablets whole with a drink of water, and wait at least 4 hours before taking another dose. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period.
Whenever you buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets always take them exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist or as per the patient information leaflet. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Do not take more than the recommended dose of Paracetamol, if you need to use this medicine for more than three days at a time, see your doctor.
Is there any reason I would not be able to take paracetamol 500mg tablets?
Do not take Paracetamol 500mg tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Take special care and check with your doctor before taking paracetamol 500mg tablets if:
You have severe kidney or liver problems
You have a liver problem caused by alcohol
Do paracetamol 500mg tablets react with any other medication?
Before you buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets online, please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Paracetamol can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Paracetamol works.
Do not take other medication containing Paracetamol when taking Paracetamol 500mg tablets.
Do paracetamol 500mg tablets react with alcohol/food?
You should not drink whilst taking Paracetamol 500mg tablets. Taking alcohol with paracetamol can increase your chances of getting side effects.
What are the side effects of paracetamol 500mg tablets?
Paracetamol 500mg tablets very rarely cause side effects if you take it at the right dosage.
You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash (urticaria). This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to paracetamol.
You get serious skin reactions.
You get infections or bruise more easily than usual.
Are there any alternatives to paracetamol 500mg tablets?
Some alternative pain killers to Paracetamol 500mg tablets include:
The NHS website also provides useful information on 10 ways to reduce pain before taking medication.
Can you take paracetamol 500mg tablets whilst pregnant?
Talk to your doctor before taking Paracetamol 500mg tablets if:
You are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or plan to get pregnant.
You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
Paracetamol can be used during pregnancy. You should use the lowest possible dose of Paracetamol that reduces your pain and/or your fever and use it for the shortest time possible. Contact your doctor or midwife if the pain and/or fever are not reduced or if you need to take the medicine more often.
If I buy store paracetamol 500mg tablets, how do I store them?
How will my paracetamol 500mg tablets be delivered?
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal Mail tracked 48, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice.
How to dispose of paracetamol 500mg tablets bought online?
Whenever you buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Paracetamol 500mg tablets are unfinished dispose of the medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
You can buy Paracetamol 500mg tablets online in 16 and 32 packs without a prescription. To buy the 100 Paracetamol tablets (which are a prescription only medication) you need to get a prescription or buy online from registered prescribers like e-Surgery.com.
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