Efferalgan 500 mg 20 comprimidos efervescentes
Effervescent tablets to reduce fever and for the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain intensity (toothaches, headaches, muscle, menstruation ...)
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What EFFERALGAN 500 mg is and what it is used for
Acetaminophen is effective in reducing pain and fever.
It is indicated for the symptomatic relief of occasional mild or moderate pain, in adults and children from 6 years.
You should see a doctor if fever worsens or persists after 3 days or pain for 5 days.
How to take EFFERALGAN 500 mg
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The normal dose is:
Take 1 tablet (500 mg paracetamol) every 4-6 hours, as needed. It will not exceed 8 tablets / 24 hours divided into 4 doses.
If necessary, you could take 2 tablets (1g of paracetamol) every 6-8 hours, as needed. Patients with liver disease: Before taking this medication, you should consult your doctor.
They must take the amount of medicine prescribed by their doctor with a minimum interval between each intake of 8h.
Do not take more than 2 grams of paracetamol in 24 hours, divided into several doses.
Kidney disease patients: before taking this medicine you need to consult your doctor.
Take a maximum of 1 tablet per dose.
Depending on your illness, your doctor will tell you if you should take your medicine with a minimum interval of 6 or 8 hours.
They should not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours divided into several doses, in no case exceeding 1 tablet per dose.
Use in children
DO NOT USE IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OLD.
The following doses can be repeated with a minimum interval of 4 hours, without exceeding a total of 5 intakes in 24 hours. Children from 6 to 11 years old (weight 21.5 - 43 kg): ½ tablet of paracetamol 500mg (250mg), every 4-6 hours;
maximum 5 doses of ½ tablet in 24 hours.
Children from 12 years (weight <64 kg): 1 tablet of paracetamol 500mg, every 4-6 hours; maximum 5 shots in 24 hours.
THIS MEDICINAL PRODUCT IS TAKEN ORALLY
EFFERVESCENT TABLETS MUST BE DISSOLVED IN A GLASS OF WATER. DO NOT EAT UNTIL THE BUBBLING IS COMPLETELY STOPPED.
ALWAYS TAKE THE LOWEST DOSE THAT IS EFFECTIVE.
THE TAKING OF THIS MEDICINAL PRODUCT IS SUPPOSED TO THE APPEARANCE OF PAIN OR FEVER. AS THEY DISAPPEAR, THE TREATMENT MUST BE SUSPENDED.
If pain persists for more than 5 days in adults and 3 days in children, fever for more than 3 days or pain or fever worsens or other symptoms appear, you should stop treatment and consult your doctor.
FOR THE THROAT PAIN, THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT MUST NOT BE TAKEN MORE THAN 2 DAYS IN A FOLLOWING, WITHOUT CONSULTING THE DOCTOR.
If you take more EFFERALGAN 500 mg than you should
You should immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Overdose symptoms may be: dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), and abdominal pain.
If you have ingested an overdose, you should immediately go to a medical center even if you do not notice the symptoms, since these often do not manifest until 3 days after ingestion of the overdose, even in cases of severe poisoning.
When you have overdosed, overdose treatment is most effective if started within 4 hours of taking the medication.
Patients on barbiturates or chronic alcoholics may be more susceptible to the toxicity of a paracetamol overdose.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately go to a medical center or call the Toxicological Information Service (telephone 91 562 04 20), indicating the medicine and the amount ingested.