Calpol Tablets

Calpol Tablets are a paracetamol formulation that contains Optizorb technology. Calpol Tablets with Optizorb releases medicine five times faster than standard paracetamol tablets1.



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What does it relieve?

  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Toothache
  • Fever
  • Pain and fever associated with cold and flu symptoms

What's the format?


What are its features?

Releases medicine 5x faster than standard paracetamol1

What are the ingredients?

500mg Paracetamol

How to use

Swallow tablets with water




How often

Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over

One to two film-coated tablets

Every 4-6 hours as required. Maximum daily dose: 4000mg (8 film-coated tablets)

Children, 6 to 11 years

Half to one film-coated tablet

Every 4-6 hours as required:
6 to 8 years: 250mg (1/2 tablet)
9 - 11 years: 500mg (1 tablet)
No more than four doses in any 24-hour period. 

Further Information

Maximum duration of continued use without medical advice: 3 days


If you would like any further information regarding Calpol products, please call our INFOLINE (Freecall) South Africa  on 0800 118 274



1. C.G. Wilson, Cyril P. Clarke, Yan Yan L. Starkey & Geoffrey D. Clarke (2011)
Comparison of a novel fast-dissolving acetaminophen tablet formulation (FD-APAP) and standard
acetaminophen tablets using gamma scintigraphy and pharmacokinetic studies, Drug Development
and Industrial Pharmacy, 2011 Jul. 1;37(7):747-53,