Product Type: Tesco medicinal products
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Tesco Paracetamol Oral Suspension
Member Name: angelboouk
Tesco Paracetamol Oral Suspension
Advantages: price, bottle, spoon included, effective
Disadvantages: not as pleasant as Calpol
When it comes to pain relief for children, we are often bribed into paying out for Calpol. Store branded paracetamol suspension is the same thing but in a different bottle and is intended to serve the same purpose - relieve your childs pain.
~Tesco Paracetamol Suspension~
Presented in a blue box, Tesco offer a 100ml sized bottle of paracetamol suspension. The bottle has a child safety cap and there is an information leaflet and medicine spoon included.
This paracetamol suspension is designed to be used by children over the age of 3months and like with any medicine, care should be taken and dosage instructions adhered too. 5ml of suspension contains 120mg of paracetamol.
This medicine can be given to a child between 2-3months after they have had their jags. To provide relief from pain and fever, this paracetamol can be given up to 4 times a day and doses should be at least 4hours apart.
*3-6months - 2.5ml
*6-24months - 5ml
*2-4yrs - 5ml and 2,5ml
*4-6yrs - 2 x 5ml
Tesco Paracetamol Suspension is available from www.tesco.com or instore. It is priced at £1.50.
Like any parent, I keep infant medicine in our medicine cupboard. I started off buying Calpol before being recommended the Boots and Asda parcetamol. I was shopping in Tesco one day when I remembered we had ran out so I picked up a bottle of the Tesco paracetamol suspension. At almost half the price of Calpol, it is the budget friendly option and one which every home with children should have a stock of.
The bottle is very secure though I keep it out of my sons reach anyway - you can never be too careful. The dosage instructions have recently been updated so it is always worth familiarising yourself with them to avoid any dangerous mishaps. The spoon is a basic medicine spoon and can be washed and re-used.
We only ever give this to my son when he really needs it. He has no issues with taking this medicine. It is designed with children in mind - it is fairly thick, clear and syrupy with an overly sweet strawberry flavour. It doesn't look or smell as pleasant as the pink Calpol but my son takes it fine and doesn't complain. My son is nearly 4 so I give him between 5ml and 7.5ml when required.
This paracetamol performs well. We have used it when my son has had a fever, sore tummies and when he was unwell with chicken pox (it was recommended by the doctor). I found it best to combine with childrens ibuprofen when he had his jags as I feel the stronger combo is better for after jags. I find this paracetamol is fast acting and within 30 minutes or so, my son is in less discomfort and/or his fever has reduced to a less frightening level.
The effects of this paracetamol last well and often I don't need to give the full 4 doses in 24hours. The paracetamol is sugar free and doesn't send my son hyper but does make him feel better and more 'Boo like' whilst relieving any pain he may be experiencing. It works really well. I have tasted it myself and found it to be very sickly but given that it is only for small doses, this isn't a problem really.
Overall I can recommend this paracetamol.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: why pay more for the same thing?
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