Calpol Tablets

Calpol Tablets are a paracetamol formulation that contains Optizorb technology TM. Calpol Tablets with Optizorb disperses (breaks up in the stomach) up to five times faster than standard paracetamol tablets.


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

What are the ingredients?

500mg Paracetamol

How to use

Swallow tablets with water




How often

Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 16 years and over:

One to two film-coated tablets every 4 to 6 hours as required.

Maximum daily dose: 4 000 mg (8 film-coated tablets).

Children, 10 to ≤15 years of age:


One film-coated tablet every four to six hours as required.

No more than four doses in any 24-hour period.

Maximum duration of continued use without medical advice: 3 days.

Maximum daily dose: 60 mg/kg presented in four divided doses of 10-15mg/kg throughout the 24-hour period.


Children under 10 years:


Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

Further Information

Maximum duration of continued use without medical advice: 3 days


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