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Banging on about paracetamols!
A good, cheap, effective pain reliever
Don't help me with migraines and bad muscle and joint pains
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Often I stock up on Paracetamols. I always seem to be coming down with something or other, I suffer with M.E and have a lot of aches and pains and get a lot of headaches too. I bought a couple of boxes of these last month only costing me 35p a box which I thought was a great, economical purchase.
These come in a square blue and white coloured box and on the front of the box we are told that they are Boots Paracetamol '500mg' Tablets and that they are 'For the relief of mild to moderate pain and the symptoms of colds and flu' and there are 16 tablets within the box and there is a little picture of one of the tablets shown. Other information on the box includes being told what they can be used for, directions for taking them are given, the ingredients are listed and contact details for Boots are lited. Inside the box you get two white plastic and foil backed trays containing 8 tablets within each of them and a white leaflet telling us yet more warnings etc.
Round in shape and not too thick these can be used for a variety of ailments. You can take them (according to the information stated on the back of the box) for headaches, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throats, period pains, rheumatic and muscular aches and pains, sciatica, fibrotisis, lumbago, joint swelling and stiffness as well as colds and flu and to reduce a fever.
The Dosage with these is simple enough and very clearly stated. Children between the ages 6-11 years should take no more than half to one tablet up to four times a day and children over 12 years and adults can take one or two tablets up to four times a day.
I find these a decent size to swallow and not too heavy going with a huge gulp of water taken one at a time. I take these for headaches, hangovers, sore throats though I did stop taking them ages ago thinking they would help with my sore, achy and stiff back cos they simply do nothing for me in that respect sadly.
However for general headaches, sore throats and when I have a cold they do seem to help me rather alot to be fair to them. These are only meant to help with mild to moderate pain so taking that into consideration they do...just don't expect too much from them. When it comes to shifting a really bad migraine they don't for me, with a hangover I need a few tablets spaced out over time to help which is a bit rubbish cos in the meantime I have to suffer quite badly till they kick in lol.
These are though as I have said ok for mild to moderate pain, again period pains they help me with and when I had a slight temperature with a cold recently I did feel it helped to bring it down a bit so all in all yep they are worth the money in my opinion!
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