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I've run out of paracetomol,how much Calpol do I take to equal 2 paras?

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MilaMae Sat 25-Jul-09 22:18:36

Thanks,hideous sore throatsmile

whomovedmychocolate Sat 25-Jul-09 22:19:54

Do you have ibuprofen instead - you'd have to drink a lot of Calpol to make up a 500mcg dose!

Tortoise Sat 25-Jul-09 22:21:27

I think when i asked the same thing once, it was about 8 spoons! Tasted terrible after a few!

cheekysealion Sat 25-Jul-09 22:21:30

no idea but it may soothe it and be quite helpful as it will pass the throat as you swallow and help in that way.. IYSWIM

MilaMae Sat 25-Jul-09 22:22:11

Oh god 8!!!!!!!

Dumbledoresgirl Sat 25-Jul-09 22:23:03

Any answer will first of all depend on the strength of your Calpol. Is it 2 months plus or 6 years plus. The latter is more than double the strength of the former iirc.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 25-Jul-09 22:23:04

Doesn't it say on the bottle?

cheekysealion Sat 25-Jul-09 22:26:03

if it is 6 plus calpol the it says 2-4 spoons

the other one doesnt give an adult dose

blowninonabreeze Sat 25-Jul-09 22:29:57

I've had to do this before! If its 2months plus calpol each 5ml spoon is 120 mg. So to get 1g paracetamol, you need to take 41 ml of calpol, roughly 8 spoons.


Dumbledoresgirl Sat 25-Jul-09 22:30:02

calpol 2 months plus is 120mg per teaspoon
calpol 6 years plus is 250mg per teaspoon

So it would depend on which one you have.

wrinklytum Sat 25-Jul-09 22:32:10

Do you have any other painkillers at all.?

You would need quite a lot of paed calpol to make an adult dose.

trixymalixy Tue 04-Aug-09 00:36:40

I have done this before and it was a hell of a lot of calpol, about 1/2 the bottle IIRC!!

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