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Product Calpol is a well know brand name in households with young children you can purchase many different products all aimed at young children. It is a strawberry flavoured paracetomol product to help ease little ones of pains and fevers. There are many different things it can be used for Teething, Headache, Toothache, Sore throat, Post-immunisation fever, Cold and Flu, Earache and Other aches and pains. We have used calpol for most of the above and it really does work to take away little ones pain and ease all of their symptoms. Use The best way I find to use this is by using a syringe it fits in the bottle easily and it is a fuss free way of getting little one to take the medicine with no mess. It also means I know I am giving them the right amount which is peace of mind for me. You can also use a spoon and simply pour the product on the spoon which is provided in the box but anyone with small children will know they do not always want to take medicine and it can be hard persuading them to take it especially without spilling some of the mixture in the process. Taste I have to admit there have been occasions that I have tried calpol both out of curiosity but also because I hate taking tablets and my sister in law swears by this as a relief for headaches rather than having to take tablets. The calpol is strawberry flavoured which does shine through in the taste although it is not instantly recognisable. It is a very sweet substance and a little gritty but I find that the sugar free and normal calpol both taste the same. As most children have sweet tooth’s this is yet another reason why it convinces them to take it with little fuss. My children really do like the taste with other medicines I have to get it all down in one go or I will have no chance getting them to continue with the rest where as with this it is the opposite if I let them have a small taste in their mouth they are happy to continue with the rest and sometimes even ask for more. I have to explain to them it is medicine so they can only have what mummy gives them but it shows how good it really tastes. Effects Although the calpol has no effect on me it does not matter if its injections and upset stomach or even cold symptoms within 20 minutes of taking this my children are noticeably calmer and there pains seem to have disappeared. The effects seem to last a long time too we can give one dosage of this in the morning and it is not until bedtime that they will need more to help them sleep through the night. I also find it works well with fevers when my children are running a high temperature around 20 minutes after use this product can help bring them temperature down while soothing their aches and pains at the same time. It really does seem to take all the symptoms it claims to away and more I have been using this with all 3 of my children and it works with each and every one of them over and over again no problems at all. Dosage 2-3 months a single 2.5ml spoonful may be given. A second 2.5ml spoonful may be given if necessary, after 4-6 hours but do not give more than 2 doses. If further doses are required consult your doctor. 3-12 months - Half (2.5ml) to one 5ml spoonful again can be repeated after 4-6 hours. 1-6 years - One to two 5ml spoonfuls once every 4-6 hours. Do not ever exceed more than 4 dosages in 24 hours. As always keep out the way of children as it is medicine although it does have a childproof lid on it to prevent little one from getting in to it store it high and out the way of little hands. Summary I brought this under my health visitor’s instructions after my first son had his injections and I would never be without a bottle in my house now. Although I try to avoid usage of medication on my children sometimes when they are poorly they really do need a little relief and this seems to work wonders. It can be use from 2 months plus and retails at around £3 for a 100 ml bottle. Each carton contains a 100 ml bottle of calpol and a double sided spoon with a 5ml indicator and a 2.5ml indicator.