Paralief Effervescent 500mg Tablets

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Paralief Effervescent 500mg Tablets

Paralief Effervescent tablets help to relieve headaches, toothaches, migraines, period pain, rheumatic aches and pains, sore throat and the symptoms of colds and flus.

Contains paracetamol.

How to take Paralief:

  • Take orally with or without food.
  • Place the tablets in a full glass of water.
  • Allow it to dissolve completely, and drink the solution straight away.


Use in children and adolescents: 

Adolescents of 12 to 15 years and weighing 41 to 50 kg, one tablet per dose, repeated every 4-6 hours if necessary, without exceeding 4 tablets daily.

• Adolescents of 16 to 18 years and weighing more than 50 kg: as adults. Adults: In adults and adolescents (aged 16 years and older) weighing more than 50 kg, the usual dose is one to two Paralief 500 mg effervescent tablets, repeated every 6 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets (4000 mg) in 24 hours.

In adults and adolescents (aged 16 years and older) weighing less than 50 kg, the usual dose is one Paralief 500 mg effervescent tablet repeated every 6 hours as needed. The maximum dose in 24 hours should not exceed 60 mg per kg of bodyweight, i.e. this would be up to a maximum of 2000 mg (4 tablets) in 24 hours.

If the pain persists for more than 5 days or the fever lasts for more than 3 days, or gets worse or other symptoms appear, you should stop the treatment and consult a doctor. Do not take Paralief effervescent tablets for more than 10 days without consulting the doctor. If complaints persist or worsen, you should seek medical advice. Do not exceed the stated dose.


Do not take Paralief effervescent tablets

  • If you are allergic to paracetamol, or any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed

 Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Paralief effervescent tablets:

  • If you are suffering from kidney problems. 
  • If you are suffering from liver problems including liver problems due to excessive alcohol consumption.
  • If you have Gilbert’s syndrome (mild jaundice). 
  • If you have haemolytic anaemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood cells). If you are an asthmatic and sensitive to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). 
  • If you are suffering from dehydration or chronic malnutrition. 
  • If you are on paracetamol containing medicines.
  • If you have fever after paracetamol therapy. 
  • If you suffer from glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency(enzyme deficiency).

Other important information

Do not drink alcohol (e.g. wine, beer, spirits) whilst taking this medicine. Do not use paracetamol unless prescribed by your doctor if you have an addiction to alcohol or liver damage.

If you are already taking other pain medication containing paracetamol do not use these tablets without first speaking to your doctor or a pharmacist. Never take more Paralief effervescent tablets than recommended. A higher dose does not increase pain relief; instead it can cause severe liver damage. The symptoms of liver damage occur first after a few days. It is important therefore that you contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have taken more Paralief effervescent tablets than recommended in this leaflet.


The active substance is paracetamol. Each effervescent tablet contains 500 mg of paracetamol.

The other ingredients are: Citric acid (anhydrous) (E330), povidone, sodium bicarbonate (E500), sodium saccharin (E954), sodium carbonate (anhydrous) (E500), simeticone (E900), polysorbate 80 (E443), aspartame (E951).

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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