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Asda Paracetamol Caplets - Cheap and Cheerful But Still Effective
Asda Paracetamol Caplets
Member Name: Karonher
Asda Paracetamol Caplets
Date: 26/03/13, updated on 26/03/13 (44 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap but they work
Disadvantages: None that I found - I had no side effects.
Like most people I only take tablets when I really need to and as a result often use the branded ones as I tend to think they will be better than cheap copies. It's strange that I don't think that with other items but medicine- along with coffee - is a different matter. Recently I was in Asda when I felt toothache coming on so I decided to try their own paracetamol caplets. As they cost 22p a packet I thought that they were worth a try.
They come in a blue and white box with a lot of information on the back. There is an "about the product" section, basically saying that they were meant for a variety of pains including toothache. There is also a warning about not taking more than 2 tablets 4 times a day and not giving them to the under 12s. There is a leaflet inside that gives much more information about taking the caplets and also possible side effects. These are listed as a rash and becoming prone to bruising or bleeding. I did not get any of these.
Now to the caplets. They are about 2cm long and are white. They are easy to swallow and as I take them with water I am not able to get a taste from them. They go down really easily and within an hour or so the toothache had almost gone. I don't know if it is psychological but I always expect caplets and capsules to go down better than round tablet.
I did find that they worked as I have taken them again when I had a sore throat and each time I took 2 at a time and for the sore throat needed to take a second dose but I have been pleased with how well they have dealt with the pain.
Overall I would recommend these caplets if you have mild pain or feel that a headache/toothache is coming on, but I keep Nurofen on hand when I have my more serious knee pain. They are surprisingly cheap and have gone a small way to changing my view on cheap medication.
Summary: Good for mild pain and they work quickly.
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