Product Type: Lloydspharmacy medicinal products
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Lloyds Pharmacy Paracetamol 500mg - Good For Some Pain Not For Others.
Lloydspharmacy Paracetamol (500g)
Member Name: Karonher
Lloydspharmacy Paracetamol (500g)
Advantages: Cheap and work for mild pain
Disadvantages: Not always strong enough
Even before this review starts I have to say that I am not totally sure whether I think they are good or not. I don't take tablets very often and when I do I tend to buy Nurofen but there are times when I have to pop in somewhere local and get something different. This is how I ended up in a very small Lloyds chemist and bought their own Paracetamol.
I normally only take medication when I have tooth or ear ache and at times when I have a problem with my knee. This is normally after a lot of walking and driving, so holidays are always a problem.
The box is white with pale blue writing on it and it tends to blend in with the rest of the stock. It was at the recommendation of the assistant as she told me they were just as good as others but cheaper due to not being branded, that I decided to give them a try.
There are 32 caplets in the box and they are in 4 foil covered sets inside. They are easy to swallow as they are a sort of elongated egg shape - I am sure there is a proper name for that but it escapes me.
There is a lot of writing on the box and I certainly did not have time to read it all but saw that it was suitable for various types of pain and as toothache was there I knew they would be used. Once at home with them I was able to read all the details and really they are suitable for all aches and pains, colds and sore throats. The thing that did worry me a bit was the large leaflet inside with a lot more information and I was concerned as there was a "take special care" section, but this was simply saying you should not take them if you have liver problems or an alcohol dependence.
Having decided they were safe I am pleased to say they were very easy to take. As long as I have a glass of water there is no problem swallowing them and there is never a taste left behind. By and large I just take two when I have toothache, and if it is a problem with my knee I normally take 2 or 3 sets of 2 during the day and that is often enough. 2 caplets 4 times a day is the limit for adults and those over 12 and my only concern is that for my level of pain with my knee the first set of Nurofen normally works.
There is a big price difference so it is not more expensive having to take more, but it does mean the pain is there longer. The box does explain that they are for mild to moderate pain so this needs to be considered when deciding whether or not to try them.
I paid £1.45 for 32 so clearly cheap enough to leave in a drawer in case you need them but I will always have Nurofen around for more serious pain.
On reflection I will recommend them for mild pain but that is all.
Summary: I will keep them in the house just in case there is nothing else.
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