Product Type: Boots medicinal products
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Boots Value Health Paracetamol
Member Name: SoadFan
Boots Value Health Paracetamol
Date: 15/03/11, updated on 15/03/11 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Each caplet costs 1p to buy
Disadvantages: Care needs to be taken when using these
~Value for money with Value Health~
I have a number of packs of these super cheap Value Health Paracetamol which I bought in a well known chemist store, as they were priced at just 16p per pack yet gave you back 50p to spend in store on anything else you wanted. Since then I have used the caplets from these packs when needed and found them to be a fairly reliable way to ease a headache, reduce pains and cramps and take down a temperature when needed. Although the packs do have a budget look and feel to them I feel that you shouldn't let this put you off buying these caplets, as I have found them to be quick acting and easy to take each time I have used them. Each pack has 16 caplets inside a small mainly white coloured outer case that is made from simple yet durable card that is easy to store when not in use.
The Value Health logo is small yet readable and the product type is clearly displayed, having the largest and darkest type face on the front centre of the product box. The only hint of colour is in a bright red shade that shows as 2 bright flashes of colour each side of the front of the product box. At the time of writing this, I have the product box here and there is nothing on it to help show what is within the box for those with eyesight issues. I feel this extra detailing could have been provided on the outer box and the fact that it has not been included may make these unsuitable for some users. I have noticed many products are now placing braille characters on their product boxes which I feel is helpful, although as mentioned I bought my packs of these caplets some time ago so the boxes may have been updated to include this feature since then.
~Taking the caplets~
Inside the box the caplets are sealed into small blister type packs which have light yet strong foil covers to help keep the caplets fresh and ready for use even when in storage for some time. The plastic blister packs have 8 caplets each, with there being 2 strips of 8 caplets in each box. The outer rear side of the box has some text about the product which tells you what the caplets can be taken to help with and includes things like toothache, headache, muscular pains and aches, joint swelling, fever, colds, flu, etc. Having taken these caplets on and off as required, I have found them to be reliable in providing some relief from some of the symptoms listed here with them beginning to work after 15 to 20 minutes of having taken them.
The pack has information about who can take the caplets as well as instructions for how many caplets can be taken by adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12. The dosage in this case is 2 caplets at any one time, with a 4 hour gap between doses and a maximum of 4 doses per day in any 24 hour period. For younger children from 6 to 12 years old the dosage is halved with 1 caplet being taken up to 4 times in any 24 hour period with a gap of at least 4 hours between doses. In use I have found that the caplets generally work well once taken, with them being easy to swallow with a glass of fresh cool water. As the shape of these caplets is smooth and easy to handle, I have had no problems with swallowing them when wanting to take them as directed.
~Any issues/ unwanted effects?~
The only issues I have noticed with these is that if I have taken them over the course of more than 2 days they can sometimes produce headache type symptoms which are not relieved all that well by taking more of the caplets. I have found this to be the case with other makes or brands of paracetamol when taking them for more than a day or so, which leads me to say that I feel this is not an issue only with these particular caplets as it is the active ingredient (paracetamol) that can cause this effect, not this brand in particular. When taking these caplets I have most often found them to be very helpful and quick acting with reasonably long lasting efects, which is why I have continued to use them on and off when needed.
~Rating and price~
Over all I feel that at a cost of just 16p per box, or 1p per caplet these provide good value for money. The caplets are easily bought from well known stores and in this guise they are sold in Boots, although Value Health Paracetamol also comes in other packing in stores such as Superdrug etc, it is the same product made by the same producer, once out of the packing. Having taken these caplets and found them to beneficial with careful use, I feel they ought to get a 4 star rating, although as with any similar product they should only ever be taken with care following the dosage limits as directed on the pack and printed instruction leaflet that comes with it.
Summary: A well priced product
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