Product Type: Tesco in Health Therapies / Treatments
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An effective, very cheap painkiller
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Advantages: Cheap, effective, widely available
Disadvantages: Not for very serious pain where something stronger will be needed
I buy these because I sometimes get headaches or neck and back pain. Pain killers vary in price massively, these are only 19p at the moment and they are probably available in all Tesco stores.
The packaging is a simple, small cardboard box with blue details and the information clearly displayed in black text. Inside the box are two blister packs, each with 8 tablets in. They are easy to pop out of the plastic and the blister pack means it's easy to keep an eye on how many are gone so you don't forget and exceed the recommended limit.
You get 16 caplets in a box, they are 500mg each. The tablets are quite a small size, I think they're easy to swallow and they have a line down the middle so they are easy to snap in half. This is very useful if you find it hard to swallow tablets or if you are giving them to children. The box says that children aged 6 to 12 should have a dose of half a caplet or one caplet every four hours at the most.
For a headache I usually take two of these or one of them and one ibuprofen. The box recommends that you take a dose of 1 to 2 of these, up to four times a day. Under 12s are recommended to take half of a caplet to one caplet up to four times a day. There is plenty of information on the box and in the leaflet which is included in the box. I think these Tesco paracetamols do their job and work effectively. It takes from 10 minutes to 30 minutes for these to work for me, it depends on when I last ate. They are slower to work if I recently ate. After around 30 minutes I expect my headache to feel a lot better when I have taken these and it usually does. If I have a more serious headache then I combine these with ibuprofen which works a treat. After about an hour is when these take full effect for me and they definitely do work! These are perfectly effective and I don't really pay more for a painkiller when these are available so cheaply.
I definitely do recommend these for light to moderate pain relief. Combined with ibuprofen (1 of each but check the dosage to make sure) These work perfectly well for my headaches and pains and at a fantastic price!
I knocked one star off just because they do take a bit longer to work than some painkillers.
(There is plenty of information included in the leaflet in the box of these, make sure to read it before using!)
Summary: An effective, very cheap pain killer