Product Type: Asda medicinal products
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Asda Paracetamol Tablets
Member Name: cornishchic
Asda Paracetamol Tablets
Advantages: Very effective for mild pain, mega cheap
Disadvantages: Powdery taste
I've always got paracetamol in my cupboards, mostly different own store brands as they are so much cheaper than the premium brands. I remember when I first tried these Asda paracetamol tablets, I had just dislocated my knee and in absolute agony, the journey to hospital was a 40 minute drive away and I don't think I would of coped with no pain relief of some sort, my mum popped these out of her handbag and I took two pills.
-- Packaging --
These paracetamols come in the same packaging as other Asda's own paracetamol products, in a basic white and blue cardboard box its nothing to shout about. The reverse of the box contains all the normal information, the contents of the tablets and dosage information. There are two silver foil trays inside the box, each containing 8 tablets, so 16 in total.
-- Useful information --
A pack of 16 tablets will currently set you back a measly 15 pence, less than a penny a pill! Please note that Asda will only let you buy 2 packets at a time.
The dosage for these paracetamol is pretty much the same as most paracetamol products. For anyone over the age of 12 you can take 1 or 2 pills every 4 hours, but no more than 8 in any 24 hour period.
-- My experience --
The first time I took these, like I said earlier, was when I had just dislocated my knee. With the severe pain I was in I wasn't expecting any miracles, I took 2 pills and after around 20 minutes the pain had subsided enough to get into the car, of course it didn't get rid of the pain completely, if it did it would be some kind of magical paracetamol! But it did ease the pain a little.
The tablets themselves are circular and aren't coated like Asda's caplets are. They have the powdery texture which tastes disgusting when you first slot it in your mouth. I don't find it difficult swallowing tablets but I do have to take these with more water than what I do the caplets. After they have gone down they leave the same powdered taste behind, which isnt very pleasant.
Since the accident with my knee, I have purchased these myself. I only got through the one tray though before caving in and buying Asda's caplets as they give a much more pleasurable tablet taking experience than these tablets for only a couple of pence more. If the caplets weren't available or cost quite a bit more than these tablets then I would stick with these.
I've used these paracetamol to ease period pains and tooth ache in the past and have always found that they have worked around 20 minutes or so after taking 2 tablets. They seem to be the same as every other stores own brand. Paracetamol is paracetamol right?!
Although these paracetamol have the horrible powdery taste and after taste they still manage to do the job they are meant to do and help with mild to moderate pain, in my experience they do handle moderate pain quite well but don't eliminate it completely. With the coated caplets only a few pence more I will continue to purchase those and not these powdery tablets.
Summary: Do the job
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