60points

Calpol Infant Suspension

64points

Panadol Extra Advance

Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
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Calpol Infant Suspension vs Panadol Extra Advance

Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance

Why is Calpol Infant Suspension better than Panadol Extra Advance?

  • 12months longer shelf life
    ?

    36monthsvs24months
  • Not linked to causing fever
    ?
  • Not linked to blurred vision
    ?
  • Not linked to swelling
    ?
  • Not linked to bloating
    ?
  • Not linked to gastrointestinal ulcers
    ?
  • 11.84years lower age requirement
    ?

    0.16yearsvs12years
  • Not linked to dependency
    ?

Why is Panadol Extra Advance better than Calpol Infant Suspension?

  • 440mg more paracetamol content
    ?

    500mgvs60mg
  • 4 higher daily limit
    ?

    8vs4
  • 65mg more caffeine content
    ?

    65mgvs0mg
  • 4 more consecutive days
    ?

    7vs3
  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
    ?
  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
    ?
  • Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
    ?
  • Targets migraines
    ?

General info

1.shelf life

36months

24months

This is how long the product can be stored before you should throw it away, as measured in months. A long shelf life is desirable if you take it infrequently.
2.maximum capsules daily

4

8

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
3.minimum age requirements

0.16years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Not linked to dependency
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
5.Is available over-the-counter
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
6.consecutive days

3

7

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
2.paracetamol

60mg

500mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
3.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
4.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
5.codeine

0mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
6.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
3.Not linked to causing fever
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
The drug is not considered to be a cause of fever.
4.Not linked to blurred vision
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
5.Not linked to swelling
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
Swelling is usually caused by a fluid build-up which enlarges a part of the body.
6.Not linked to bloating
Calpol Infant Suspension
Panadol Extra Advance
Bloating, usually in the abdomen, is an uncomfortable swollen feeling. It is usually caused by a build-up of fluid or gas.

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