Paracetamol Suppositories are presented in the form of a white suppository. They are available in four strengths. A suppository is a long, but small in size, capsule-shaped medicine which is inserted into the back passage (rectum).
Paracetamol Suppositories contain paracetamol. Paracetamol is a pain killer (analgesic).
Paracetamol Suppositories are for the treatment of mild to moderate pain such as toothache and/or a high temperature (fever) when it is difficult to take paracetamol by mouth in the form of tablets or a syrup.
Paracetamol Suppositories 125mg, 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg (Amdeepcha)
A medication in the form of a suppository (which is inserted into the back passage) is useful if:
Paracetamol Suppositories are a P Pharmacy Medicine. People can buy products classified as ‘pharmacy medicines’ (P) but only from a pharmacy and in the presence of a pharmacist. These medicines, also called ‘pharmacy-only medicines’, are not usually displayed on open shelves.
For full details about Paracetamol Suppositories, please refer to the Patient Information Leaflets providing information about each of the four different strengths of suppositories below.
Due to regulatory changes, the content of the Patient Information leaflets (All four strengths revised September 2019) below may vary from the one found in your medicine pack. Please compare the ‘Leaflet prepared/revised date’ towards the end of the leaflet in your pack, with the date on the document below, to establish if there have been any changes.
If you have any queries about your medication, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Children under 18 years
Paracetamol Suppositories can be used in children. Do not use in children for more than 3 days. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Paracetamol in four different strengths. Always read the label
How to use Paracetamol Suppositories
Paracetamol Suppositories are available in four strengths (125mg, 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg).
The strength you need depends on whether you are treating an adult or a child. If treating a child, the child’s age is an important factor in deciding the appropriate strength to use and the dose.
Please check with your pharmacist the exact dose to use and the maximum dose.
Paracetamol suppositories are not to be taken by mouth (orally). They are for insertion into the rectum (back passage).
Do not take any other paracetamol containing products whilst using paracetamol suppositories.
Paracetamol 125mg Suppositories
Infant 1 year (up to 10kg):
Child over 1 year up to 5 years (10-20kg):
Paracetamol 250mg Suppositories
Children 6-9 years (20-30kg):
Children 10-12 years (30-40kg)
Paracetamol 500mg Suppositories
Adults and Children 12 years and over:
Children 10-12 years (30-40 kg):
Paracetamol 1000mg Suppositories
For adults: The dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 4 hours. The recommended dose should not be exceeded. Higher doses do not produce any increase in analgesic effect. The product should not be used for more than 3 days, except on the advice of a doctor.
For children: doses should be based on the child’s age and weight. These doses may be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times in 24 hours. The dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 4 hours. The recommended dose should not be exceeded. Higher doses do not produce any increase in analgesic effect. The product should not be used for more than 3 days, except on the advice of a doctor.
How to use the suppository:
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Patients and Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Adverse events should also be reported to Typharm on 02037 694160.