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Cetamol "Pediatric Syrup"

Company name: Memphis Co. for Pharm. & Chem. Ind.

Trade name: Cetamol "Pediatric Syrup"

Generic name: Paracetamol
 
Composition:
Each 100 ml syrup contains:-
Paracetamol         2.4 gm

Excipients: methyl paraben, propyl paraben, sugar, propylene glycol, glycerin, saccharine sodium, tutti frutti.

Pharmaceutical form: Syrup

Pharmacological actions:
Cetamol pediatric syrup is a clinically proven analgesic and antipyretic.
Paracetamol produces analgesia by elevation of the pain threshold and antipyresis through action on the hypothalamic heat regulating center.

Pharmacokinetics:
Paracetamol is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration.
Paracetamol is distributed into most body tissues, metabolized predominantly in the liver and is excreted in the urine mainly as the glucuronide and sulphate conjugates.

Indications:
Cetamol pediatric syrup temporarily:
•    Reduces fever.
•    Relieves minor aches and pain due to headache, common cold, toothache, flu, sore throat.

Dosage and Administration:
3 months - 1 year: 60 mg - 120 mg (½ - 1 teaspoonful)
1 year - 5 years: 120 mg - 250 mg (1 - 2 teaspoonful)
6 years - 12 years: 250 mg - 500 mg (1 - 2 dessertspoonful)
The dose may be repeated every 4 - 6 hours when necessary (maximum 4 doses in 24 hours)

Contraindications:
Hypersensitivity to paracetamol or any other component of the product, or in case of hepatic insufficiency.

Side effects:
Side effects are rare, but rashes and blood disorders (including thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, neutropenia) may occur.


Drug interactions:
-    Cholestyramine reduces absorption of paracetamol.
-    Prolonged regular use of Cetamol pediatric syrup possibly enhances anticoagulant effect of coumarins.
-    Metoclopramide accelerates absorption of paracetamol.

Warnings & Precautions:
-   Do not use Cetamol syrup with any other product containing paracetamol.
-   Stop using if:
    -   New symptoms occur.
    -   Redness or swelling is present.
    -   Pain gets worse or lasts for more than 5 days.
    -   Fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days.

Overdosage:
Taking more than the recommended dose may cause hepatic toxicity.
Early symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis and general malaise.

Therapeutic category: analgesic & antipyretic.
Legal category: OTC

Storage:
Store at a temperature not exceeding 30° C, protect from light.

Package:

Bottles of 120 ml.

THIS IS A MEDICAMENT
Medicament is a product, which affects your health and its consumption contrary to instructions is dangerous for you. Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription, the method of use and the instructions of the pharmacist who sold the medicament.
- The doctor and the pharmacist are the experts in medicines, their benefits and risks.
- Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment prescribed.
- Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor.
- Keep all medicaments out of reach of children.

Council of Arab Health Ministers, Union of Arab Pharmacists.