Calpol Warning!!!

06/11/2008 at 13:57
Calpol makes matthew hyperactive so we give him nurofen and he is alot better with that, however, Joshua has calpol and he is fine with it!! xx
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06/11/2008 at 14:45
I also agree with emmalou if we belived everything we read we would wrap our babys in bubblewrap and keep them in a shed at the bottom of the garden till there 18 :lol: x x x x

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06/11/2008 at 15:03
I think we have to be careful to remember that for most people the reasons for giving calpol and how ill our lo's could become if they wern't given it by far outweigh the negatives. I thought his when the asthma link came out, I hope no one delayed giving there lo calpol due to this, only for them to become even iller. Nathan had a temp today as he' been ill and 20 minutes after calpol he had no temp and was happier than he had been all day (still not his usual inquisitive self though).

But, I will buy a shops own brand in future as they are as good. Its clever marketing by calpol that we all think its the only option when there are loads of parecetemols out there.
Mind you, just a thought. Could the E numbers be part of the reason Nathan did perk up so well? Maybe a sugar rush when he cant eat anything is what he needed? (only wondering, no facts there at all. The only fact is that no matter how many times I wash my hands today I still seem to smell like vomit!)
06/11/2008 at 15:27
has anyone thought that its not the calpol giving them night terrors it could be the illness it self that is giving them the night terrors.

i have been using calpol with anne since she was 3 months old and she is now 2 and a half and i have not had any problems.

becki.xx
06/11/2008 at 15:57
my doctor gives me calpol and nurofen on perscription! lots of products contain e numbers even down to fish fingers& orange squash if we listened to everything we would go crazy i spent all my pregnancy doing it by the book and now they tell you to drink ????? and the dr that put the link between mmr and autism got struck off they are not always right if i dont give my daughter calpol and nurofen when she has a high temp she has breathing difficultes
06/11/2008 at 19:01
Night terrors run in my family so obviously Lucas will be more suseptible than others in thegeneral population but there will be other children out there who will have reactions to E numbers. Just looks like I'm going to have to be careful about what Lucas gets.
06/11/2008 at 19:16
i thought they took the sleepy agent out of calpol! Lewis goes hyper with calpol - we use medised its great! and nurofen xx

saying that everything makes lewis hyper lol
30/08/2011 at 22:31
Hi! I have also noticed Aspartame is used in Calpol. In my opinion that is the most deadly of all! It basically destroys the brain, making holes in the brain, reducing it's size / weight and a persons IQ. It can cause cancers such as brain tumour's and also Parkinson's disease. I believe it's E number is E-951 (Aspartame) and it can be found in MANY soft drinks too so always read the back!

Type in google search "aspartame dangers" and read to your hearts content.

Good luck!
31/08/2011 at 10:02
we use standard paracetamol suspension, no sense in paying extra for enumbers! our pct will only prescribe paracetamol not calpol anyway

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31/08/2011 at 15:08
We use the colour-free sugar-free calpol when needed, available in Asda more so than other supermarkets

Wd check the label to see what it has in it but its in LOs room and he is asleep

Our LO has never had any probs - touch wood!
31/08/2011 at 15:34
I always check labels for aspartame. Its illegal to give to children under 3, or to be used in products marketed at under 5s and is in fruit shoots, which I see so many toddlers drinking!!! In one study it was linked to an increased risk of miscarriage. I checked sugar free vimto this week and it has disappeared from their ingredients list.


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01/09/2011 at 15:32
My daughter seems fine with it, but surely they shouldnt put it in - do we care what colour it is???
02/09/2011 at 15:38
We use medinol, same dose of paracetamol, E number and sugar free, tastes yum too!! xx

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05/09/2011 at 09:08
I use Calpol, or the shop's own brand, and will continue to do so. Like others have mentioned before, my doctor and NHS Direct has advised me to give it to my son, so it can't be that dangerous. I'm sure the risks are very low, and only in children susceptible to them, and I think a high temperature is much more dangerous, yet Calpol can help to reduce it.

I actually think the internet is more dangerous, you can type anything in there and it will give you horror stories, I bet you could find stories of people choking on toothbrushes but bet it won't stop you cleaning your teeth!

As a kid anytime I was ill, my mum would give me a Ribena, I read recently that Ribena is not suitable for small children! But I see kids and toddlers all the time drinking it.

The only product I will not use is any skincare product by Johnsons. That also contains chemicals which are bad for babies, and makes my son's skin very dry and cracked and gives him awful nappy rash. But this is a personal preference as I know its detrimental to my son's skin, if others continue to use it, I'm not going to condemn them!

I wonder if we looked into every product we used on our children, how many would actually come up completely safe and chemical free???

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07/09/2011 at 09:11
We use medinol too when we can & my son loves it as much as calpol! But if calpol was all we had in I would still give it to him. I guess if there is an alternative that does the same job, your child will have & doesn't contain all those E numbers then I don't see why I wouldn't use it! X

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