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References

 

Essential information and references

References

  1. NHS Choices. Baby teething symptoms. Available at http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/
    teething-and-tooth-care.aspx
    . Accessed January 2017
  2. Public health England. Immunisation against meningococcal B disease for infants aged from two months.
    Information for healthcare professionals. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_
    data/file/501588/PHE_MenB_informationforhealthprofessionals_FINAL_18022016.pdf
    . Accessed January 2017
  3. NICE CKS Immunisations-childhood. Available at: https://cks.nice.org.uk/immunizations-childhood#!scenario
  4. NHS Choices. Fever in Children. Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/feverchildren/pages/introduction.
    aspx
    . Accessed January 2017
  5. NHS Choices. Febrile seizures. Available at http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Febrile-convulsions/Pages/Introduction.
    aspx
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Product Information

CALCOUGH® Infant Syrup:
Presentation: Syrup containing 0.75ml Glycerol per 5ml (15%v/v). Uses: Relief of dry tickly coughs. Dosage: Children aged 1 – 5 years: 10ml 3 to 4 times daily; Children 3 months – 1 year: 5ml 3 to 4 times daily; Children under 3 months: not recommended. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to ingredients; fructose intolerance. Precautions: If symptoms persist for more than 3 days consult doctor. Pregnancy and Lactation: Not applicable. Side Effects: Possible mild laxative effect. RRP (ex-VAT): 125ml: £3.08 Legal cat: GSL. PL Holder: McNeilProducts Ltd, Foundation Park, Roxborough Way, Maidenhead. SL6 3UG. PL No: 15513/0168. Date of prep: July 2015
CALGEL® Teething Gel:
Presentation: Topical gel containing Lidocaine hydrochloride 0.33% w/w and Cetylpyridinium chloride 0.1% w/w. Uses: Relief of teething pain. Dosage: Children over 3 months: gently rub one third of an inch (7.5mm, 0.22g) of gel onto affected area of gum up to 6 times a day. Do not reapply within 20 minutes. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to ingredients. Precautions: Do not exceed stated dose. Avoid in patients with rare fructose intolerance. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation: Not applicable. Side effects: Not known frequency: hypersensitivity reactions or allergic reactions. RRP (ex-VAT): 10g £2.38. Legal category: GSL. PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG. PL number: 15513/0015. Date of preparation: September 2016
CALPOL® Six Plus Suspension, CALPOL® Six Plus Sugar Free
Suspension and CALPOL® Six Plus Suspension Sugar Free:
Presentation: Suspension containing 250mg paracetamol per 5ml. Uses: Treatment of mild to moderate pain and as an antipyretic. It can be used in many conditions including headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, colds and influenza, aches and pains and post-immunisation fever. Dosage: Adults and Children over 16 years: 10 ml to 20 ml; Children 12-16 years: 10 ml to 15 ml; Children 10 to 12 years: 10 ml; Children 8 to 10 years: 7.5 ml; Children 6 to 8 years: 5 ml; Children under 6 years: not recommended. Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to paracetamol or other ingredients. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine (Six Plus Suspension). Precautions: Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause liver damage. Caution in severe hepatic or renal impairment. Interaction with domperidone, metoclopramide, colestyramine, anticoagulants, alcohol, anticonvulsants and oral contraceptives. Sorbitol may have a mild laxative effect (Six Plus Suspension), sorbitol and maltitol may have a mild laxative effect (sugar free). Patients should be informed about the signs of serious skin reactions, and use of the drug should be discontinued at the first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation: Consult doctor before use during pregnancy. Side effects: Very rarely hypersensitivity and anaphylactic reactions including skin rash. Very rare cases of skin reactions. Blood dyscrasias, chronic hepatic necrosis, papillary necrosis and low level transaminase elevations have been reported. RRP (ex-VAT): Six Plus Suspension 200ml bottle, £5.63; Six Plus Sugar Free Suspension, 100ml bottle, £3.49, 200ml bottle, £5.63, 12 x 5ml sachets, £3.77; Six Plus Suspension Sugar Free, 80 ml bottle £2.91. Legal category: Six Plus Suspension 200ml bottle: P; Six Plus Sugar Free Suspension 100ml and 200ml bottle: P; Sachets: GSL and Six Plus Suspension Sugar Free 80 ml bottle: GSL. PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG PL numbers: Six Plus Suspension: 15513/0002; Six Plus Sugar Free Suspension 100 ml and 200 ml bottles & sachets: 15513/0003, Six Plus Suspension Sugar Free 80 ml bottle 15513/0164. Date of preparation: September 2016
CALPOL® Infant and Sugar-free Infant Suspension:
Presentation: Suspension containing 120mg Paracetamol per 5ml Uses: Treatment of mild to moderate pain and as an antipyretic. Can be used in many conditions including headache, toothache, earache, teething, sore throat, colds and influenza, aches and pains and post immunisation fever. Dosage for the relief of fever after vaccinations at 2,3 and 4 months; 2.5ml up to 4 times a day starting at the time of vaccination. If your baby still needs this medicine two days after receiving the vaccine talk to you doctor or pharmacist. Dosage for the relief of pain and other causes of fever in babies aged 2-3 months (if your baby weighs over 4kg and was born after 37 weeks); 2.5ml. If necessary give a second dose after 4-6 hours. Dosage for Children over 3 months; Children 3 to 6 months: 2.5 ml. Children 6 to 24 months: 5 ml. Children 2 years to 4 years: 7.5 ml. Children 4 to 6 years: 10ml. Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours and leave at least 4 hours between doses. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to paracetamol or other ingredients. Precautions: Caution in severe hepatic or renal impairment. Interactions with domperidone, metoclopramide, colestyramine, anticoagulants, alcohol, anticonvulsants and oral contraceptives. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine. Due to the presence of sucrose and sorbitol in the Infant Suspension, patients with glucosegalactose malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine. Maltitol may have a mild laxative effect (Sugar-Free only). Parahydroxybenzoates and carmoisine may cause allergic reactions. Patients should be informed about the signs of serious skin reactions, and use of the drug should be discontinued at the first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation: Consult doctor before use. Side effects: Very rarely hypersensitivity and anaphylactic reactions including skin rash. Very rare cases of skin reactions. Blood dyscrasias, chronic hepatic necrosis, papillary necrosis and low level transaminase elevations have been reported. RRP (ex- VAT): 100ml bottle: £2.91; 200ml bottle: £4.86; 12 x 5ml sachets: £3.11; 20 x 5ml sachets (sugar free only): £5.00. Legal category: 200ml bottle: P; 100ml bottle: GSL; Sachets: GSL. PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG. PL numbers: Calpol Infant suspension: 100ml bottle: 15513/0122; 200ml bottle: 15513/0004; Sachets: 15513/0154. Calpol Sugar-free Infant Suspension: 100ml bottle: 15513/0123; 200ml bottle: 15513/0006; Sachets:15513/0155. Date of preparation: Jan 2016
CALPOL® Infant Sugar Free Colour Free 120mg/5ml Oral Suspension:
Presentation: Suspension containing 120mg Paracetamol per 5ml Uses: Treatment of mild to moderate pain and as an antipyretic. Can be used in many conditions including headache, toothache, earache, teething, sore throat, colds and influenza, aches and pains and post immunisation fever. Dosage for the relief of fever after vaccinations at 2,3 and 4 months; 2.5ml up to 4 times a day starting at the time of vaccination. If your baby still needs this medicine two days after receiving the vaccine talk to you doctor or pharmacist. Dosage for the relief of pain and other causes of fever in babies aged 2-3 months (if your baby weighs over 4kg and was born after 37 weeks): 2.5ml. If necessary give a second dose after 4-6 hours. Dosage for Children over 3 months; Children 3 to 6 months: 2.5 ml. Children 6 to 24 months: 5 ml. Children 2 years to 4 years: 7.5 ml. Children 4 to 6 years: 10ml. Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours and leave at least 4 hours between doses. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to paracetamol or other ingredients. Precautions: Caution in severe hepatic or renal impairment. Interactions with domperidone, metoclopramide, colestyramine, anticoagulants, alcohol, anticonvulsants and oral contraceptives. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine. Maltitol may have a mild laxative effect. Parahydroxybenzoates may cause allergic reactions. Patients should be informed about the signs of serious skin reactions, and use of the drug should be discontinued at the first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation: Consult doctor before use. Side effects: Very rarely hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reactions including skin rash. Very rare cases of skin reactions. Blood dyscrasias, chronic hepatic necrosis, papillary necrosis and low level transaminase elevations have been reported. RRP (ex VAT): 100ml bottle: £2.91; Legal category: GSL PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,SL6 3UG. PL numbers: 15513/0300. Date of preparation: Jan 2016 Sachets:15513/0155. Date of preparation: Jan 2016 September 2016
CALPROFEN® 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension Ibuprofen, CALPROFEN®
100mg/5ml Ibuprofen Suspension and CALPROFEN® Ibuprofen Suspension:
Presentation: Sachets and suspension containing 100mg Ibuprofen per 5ml. Uses: Treatment of mild to moderate pain, headache, fever, post-immunisation pyrexia, symptoms of colds and flu and minor aches and pains. Dosage: For Pain and Fever: Infants 3-6 months, weighing over 5kg: One 2.5 ml dose may be taken 3 times in 24 hours; Infants 6-12 months: 2.5ml three times a day; Children 1-2 years: 2.5ml three to four times a day; Children 3-7 years: 5ml three to four times a day; Children 8-12 years: 10ml three to four times a day. Post-immunisation fever: 2.5ml (50mg) followed by one further 2.5ml (50mg) dose six hours later if necessary. No more than 2 doses in 24 hours. Leave 6 - 8 hours between dose. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to ingredients, or to aspirin or other NSAIDs. Peptic ulceration/haemorrhage, perforation or GI bleeding. Concomitant use with NSAIDs. Severe hepatic, renal or heart failure. Women in the last trimester of pregnancy. Precautions: The elderly; women tying to conceive; dehydrated children; history of GI toxicity; concomitant medications increasing the risk of GI toxicity; hepatic or renal dysfunction; bronchial asthma or allergic disease; hypertension or heart failure; SLE and mixed connective tissue disease. Should be used with caution in patients receiving anticoagulants, antihypertensives and diuretics, corticosteroids, antiplatelet agents, cardiac glycosides, lithium, methotrexate, ciclosporin, mifepristone, tacrolimus, zidovudine, and quinolone antibiotics. Pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended. Side effects: Uncommon: Hypersensitivity reactions with urticaria and pruritus, abdominal pain, nausea and dyspepsia, Headache, various skin rashes. Rare: diarrhoea, flatulence, constipation and vomiting. Very rare: Severe hypersensitivity reactions. Symptoms could be: facial, tongue and laryngeal swelling, dyspnoea, tachycardia, hypotension (anaphylaxis, angioedema, or severe shock). Exacerbation of asthma and bronchospasm, peptic ulcer, perforation or gastrointestinal haemorrhage, melaena, haematemesis. Ulcerative stomatitis, gastritis, exacerbation of colitis and Crohn’s disease. Acute renal failure, papillary necrosis especially in long term use, associated with increased serum urea and oedema. Liver disorders, haematopoietic disorders, severe forms of skin reactions such as bullous reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Price (ex-VAT): Sachets: 12 x 5ml: £3.45, Bottle 200ml: £5.04; 100ml: £3.16. Legal category: Sachets: GSL. 200ml bottle: P. 100ml bottle: GSL. PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG. PL numbers: Sachets: 15513/0158. 200ml bottle: 15513/0120. 100ml bottle: 15513/0147. Date of preparation: March 2014
CALCOUGH® Children’s Syrup:
Presentation: A dark red, blackcurrant flavoured syrup containing glycerol 0.75ml, sucrose 1.7g and liquid glucose 2.15g per 5ml. Uses: For the relief of irritating, tickling dry coughs and sore throats. Dosage: Adults, elderly and children over 5 years: 10ml. Children 1 – 5 years: 5ml. The dose may be repeated three or four times a day. Contraindications: In children under 1 year. Hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients listed in SPC section 6.1. Warnings and Precautions: Diabetics should take note of the carbohydrate content of this product. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation: The safety of this medicine during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but is not considered to constitute a hazard during these periods. Side-effects: hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. RRP (ex-VAT): 125ml, £3.40. Legal category: GSL. PL holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG. PL numbers: 15513/0392. Date of preparation: 30 Mar 2016.