“ Brand: Calpol / Type: Children / Dosage Form: Suspension „
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WHAT IS IT?
Calpol for children who are over 6 years old. It is orange flavoured and a little bit stronger than the other Calpol variety that you can use for small babies and younger children.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
Calpol Six Plus is for pain relief but it is a paracetamol product so it is effective for reducing fever also. I have used it this week because my daughter is 8 years old and she has got a painful throat infection so needs pain relief yntil her antibiotics begin to work. My doctor prescribed her paracetamol and this is the product that the pharmacist gave me, that surprised me because when it is a prescription I am usually given medicine that is not made by Calpol.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
My daughter takes 1 spoon every 4 hours but children who are over 12 years can take 2 spoons if they need extra pain relief. You must leave at least 4 hours in between giving each dose and do not give your child more than 4 lots in a single day. Adults can use this Calpol also and they can take up to 4 spoons but I think that is a lot of medicine to take and I would use paracetamol tablets instead.
DOES IT WORK?
I have been happy with this Calpol and even though my daughter has not been using it for very long I think I will buy it again for her because it is very much more effective than the Calpol that comes in a purple box for younger children. It works very quick on my daughters throat and it was effective also when she had an earache that was from her original illness, paracetamol is not always good for earache so I am happy that this worked for her.
WHAT I THINK
My daughter has said that she does not like the taste of this Calpol because the orange is weak and very sweet, she would have liked to have taken the pink strawberry one instead. I have tasted it and do not like it either but it is not so bad.
I am very happy with how quick it works and it keeps the pain from my daughters throat for many hours, she does not always have to take her next dose on time because the pain relief effects last for longer than 4 hours a lot of the time. When she had earache it was effective but that time she did need to take another spoon of medicine after 4 hours because the pain came back quicker.
The bottle has got a child proof cap but it feels very loose on the bottle I have got so I keep it on a high shelf where my children cannot reach it. It came with a medicine spoon but it is very flimsy so I use my own 5ml medicine spoon instead.
I got my Calpol 6 Plus on prescription but if you have to buy it it costs about £4 for a 200ml bottle. It is a paracetamol product so you must not use anything else that contains paracetamol at the same time because you could overdose your child without ever realising. It has got 250mg of paracetamol in it and I will buy it again because it has been so effective for my daughters pain.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Calpol SixPlus Suspension Orange Flavour 200mlOrange flavoured oral suspension and will relieve pain and feverishness / It is suitable for children 6 years and over and for adults who have difficulty in swallowing pain relieving tablets.Each 5ml contains: 250mg Paracetamol, Sucrose, E420, E218 and E110.