Product Type: Tesco Pain Relief
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Tesco paracetamol caplets
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Member Name: louisechackett
Tesco Paracetamol Caplets
Advantages: cheap, easy to swallow, work well
Disadvantages: none for me
Quite often when I go shopping to the supermarket to do a big shop I will throw in a packet of paracetamol and a packet of ibuprofen in to the trolley because I am prone to quite severe headaches and I think it is a good idea to make sure you have pain killers in if and when you should need them. I do not buy in to the whole branded pain relief works better than stores own brands for the most part and so I will often just buy the store brand from wherever I am shopping. One brand that I buy often is the Tesco paracetamol caplets.
The paracetamol caplets come in a small blue cardboard box which features the Tesco name, the product name, the strength of the caplets and that there are sixteen caplets in a pack. The box is a good size to be popped in to your bag for taking out and about which is something that I do quite often so that I have access to pain killers should I be at work and working on my own. The packaging of this product I think is ample and doesn't look as though it is the cheapest option which you can buy which I quite like as well.
Inside the box there are two plastic strips which each contain eight of the paracetamol caplets. The strips are foil backed and so as with many brands of paracetamol you need to push the caplets out from the foil before you can use them. The caplets are a good size I think to swallow and I find that their oblong shape make them go down easier as well with a drink. I prefer these caplets to the "chalky" cheap tablets you can buy as I think they are coated slightly and just seem to go down better and so are a better option, especially for those who struggle to take tablets. The caplets do also have a line in the middle if you wanted to break them in half to make them even smaller or take a smaller dose but this isn't something I ever bother with.
These paracetamol are 500mg and so are a pretty standard strength really but I find that they are good at dealing with moderate pain such as that that comes with a headache, period pains or colds for example. If you are tackling a more significant pain I would recommend using these with ibuprofen too or perhaps trying something more designed for significant pain such as co codomol or something like that. For the most part though I find that these caplets can deal with most issues of pain or discomfort that I will find myself in from time to time. I find that they work relatively quickly once in your system and sometimes will take the pain away completely for the day whilst other times I do need to keep on top of the doses.
As an adult you can take up to eight of these caplets a day and you should space the doses out at least every four hours. Children aged 6-12 can take half to one caplet four times a day but I know my son wouldn't even consider taking these tablets at seven years old and I think most parents would probably have calpol or something equivalent in for cases when their child is in pain. These caplets are not suitable for those under six years of age.
A pack of sixteen paracetamol caplets from Tesco costs just 24p making them just 1.5pence each which I am sure you will agree is good value. These work well for the purpose they are designed and I personally see no point in forking out for more expensive brand names when this works just as well. I will continue to buy this paracetamol along side other store brands ones that I buy from time to time because they do the job they are meant to.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A good cheap pain killer