Product Type: Tesco in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Swallowing my words!
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Member Name: k444tmc
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Advantages: cheap - effective
Disadvantages: horrible to swallow but must be done!
In 6th form I used to get countless headaches which I can only put down to stress and these days working full time I do still tend to get them from time to time... Occasionally period pain and toothache also surface now and again. Years ago when I lived at home I didn't think twice about splashing out on big branded tablets because I had a lot more money back then than I do now, the branded tablets were always effective so I didn't look at anything else to take away my pains.
When I moved into my new home earlier in the year, a "present" I got from my mum was a well stocked first aid box - lots of tablets were included and these were all Tesco branded. I wasn't sure what to make of them because I had been used to more expensive tablets - would they live up to my expectations? If they worked they would of been replacing my usual tablet purchases as I now had more important things to be spending my hard earned money on.
Sure enough within weeks of moving I came out with an awful headache one night - likely due to the stress of the move and trying to sort the house out... a box of Tesco Paracetamol caplets come out and I quickly down two of them as per instructions. I'll admit I wasn't too impressed with the caplets - reason being I can't swallow caplets or tablets well - they seem to generally stick in my throat - however I did manage on this first occasion with plenty of water. Half an hour later the pain dies down and within the hour is gone completely... Ever since then I have been using the Tesco own paracetamol...
The design of the box is a bit different these days - the front with a dark and light blue design - pretty simple, it tells you that its from Tesco and confirms the product as being 500mg Paracetamol caplets. It also advises there is 16 caplets in the box and are used for effective pain relief. The back label tells you the product is to be used for the relief of mild to moderate pain including headaches, migranes, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat and period pain. It can also be used for cold/fever symptoms and joint and muscular pains. The back label also gives information on dosage and warns not to give to children under the age of 6 - as well as the usual warnings you get on medicines.
Inside each box you get 2 strips of caplets protected by silver foil - each strip holds 8 caplets. The foil can easily be torn using a fingernail or using a finger to pop each caplet out from the other side.
On occasion I have found the caplets don't relieve my pain symptoms completely - for toothache for example - and if this happens I take a couple of ibuprofen tablets as well which are safe to use with paracetamol - these together are a lot stronger and get rid of most pains.
In my opinion why pay more when supermarkets like this offer great products at a huge fraction of the price and just as effective if not more?! 16 caplets can be purchased at just 19p... lots cheaper than most other brands. You can also purchase 16 pack tablets in Tesco which work out at 15p a packet but I think these are harder to swallow so most people will go for the caplets.
Summary: works just as well as the brands!
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