Why are we giving away Paracetamol?
Paracetamol has become increasingly difficult to get hold of amid the COVID-19 outbreak, with pharmacies reporting difficulties in getting hold of the drug and little to no stock available in supermarkets due to high demand. Paracetamol is the first-line treatment recommended by the NHS for those who show symptoms of the virus while self-isolating at home.
To help address the national shortage, reduce the strain on community pharmacies and provide immediate help to those suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19, MedExpress’ registered online pharmacy is offering paracetamol for free until stocks run out*. The medicine will be delivered directly through the customers’ letterbox and help with the nation’s social distancing efforts. For patients in central London same day delivery can be arranged in as little as 30 minutes for an additional courier charge.
What is Paracetamol?
Paracetamol is used to relieve sore throat and fever, and aches and pains of cold and flu. It is also used to
relieve mild to moderate pain for headaches, migraines, backache, muscle pain, toothache and period pain.
How to take Paracetamol?
It is important that you take paracetamol exactly as directed. If you are unsure, please contact your GP or Medexpress.
Do not take more than 2 tablets at a time every four to six hours if needed. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine. Talk to a doctor immediately if you take
too much of this medicine, even if you feel well.
For oral use only. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water.
Store paracetamol tablets in a dry place below 25 ℃, out of the reach and sight of children.
Paracetamol 500mg is not for use in children.
Will paracetamol help with symptoms of Covid-19?
One of the main symptoms of COVID-19 is a high temperature. The NHS has advised that paracetamol can be used to
lower a high temperature caused by COVID-19. Remember, for the most up to date information, check
the NHS website and gov.uk. If you cannot
manage your symptoms at home use the 111 coronavirus service, or call
111 if you cannot get help online. For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.