Calpol 2 months+ 100ml £1.89 @ ALDI
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Calpol 2 months+ 100ml £1.89 @ ALDI

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Found 27th Jun 2014
Its back! Calpol 100ml, only £1.89

Sugar-free, Strawberry flavour oral suspension. Contains paracetamol. For children aged 2 months+.

Available from Thursday 3rd July. Instore only

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£6.99 at amazon. Heat added.

We never buy Calpol, it's free from Doctor's and keeps in fridge for ages?

What do you mean it's free from doctors ? Is this if the doctor prescribes it ? They won't prescribe it for teething constantly.

No difference between "Calpol" and Tesco's own brand paracetamol, apart from price!

Cold

Do you know if they offer the non sugar free version?

peaceoff

No difference between "Calpol" and Tesco's own brand paracetamol, apart … No difference between "Calpol" and Tesco's own brand paracetamol, apart from price!Cold



Have you tasted them both? I had that plan, the tesco one is rank i tried it myself after my teething son spat it back out

AStonedRaichu

Have you tasted them both? I had that plan, the tesco one is rank i tried … Have you tasted them both? I had that plan, the tesco one is rank i tried it myself after my teething son spat it back out



Here here.
The list of non active ingredients is very different (in everything other than the paracetamol). Now some may not be worried, but those of us with children who have hypersensitive taste don't have the luxury of only thinking about price.

Dominatez

What do you mean it's free from doctors ? Is this if the doctor … What do you mean it's free from doctors ? Is this if the doctor prescribes it ? They won't prescribe it for teething constantly.



Some doctors do and in some places it is free on prescription.

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GuruMeditationError

Some doctors do and in some places it is free on prescription.




no its not. ours stopped 7 years ago!

This is usually £2.70 ish and aldi always buy 100s
bet they give some to the workers to stay fit after all that running around

Dominatez

What do you mean it's free from doctors ? Is this if the doctor … What do you mean it's free from doctors ? Is this if the doctor prescribes it ? They won't prescribe it for teething constantly.

In Scotland this is free for kids, just go into a chemist and get it on the minor ailments , costs nothing.

sofiasar

no its not. ours stopped 7 years ago!This is usually £2.70 ish and aldi … no its not. ours stopped 7 years ago!This is usually £2.70 ish and aldi always buy 100sbet they give some to the workers to stay fit after all that running around


you buy 100s at a time? (_;)

I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also have a stash of teething gel and baby saline drops. Hundreds of pounds worth but didn't cost me a penny!

its not free from doctors prescriptions are £8 odd just cos u dont pay it,someone else has to,and people complain about the state of nhs,yorr doctor needs reporting

got to agree. tesco taste isn't the greatest. normally it is not a big deal, but when you've got poorly kids you don't want a battle. also with the older kids own brand ones I've found you sometimes need double the dose so a real false economy.

We absolutely have to pay for it here (merseyside). Talk about inequality eh? Great price for the best product. Have some heat

dlee1

Here here. The list of non active ingredients is very different (in … Here here. The list of non active ingredients is very different (in everything other than the paracetamol). Now some may not be worried, but those of us with children who have hypersensitive taste don't have the luxury of only thinking about price.



I spoke to a doctor once about this, you are right the only thing that is the same is the paracetamol everything else can legally be different which affects how much is taken in, how it tastes etc.

So JessicaEllie why do you get more medicine you obviously don't need it if you have a store cupboard of the stuff . I do Minor Ailments and you have to fill in details to qualify so you lie do you ? Please do not do that and let the families that need it have access to this service.

Thanks op !! Sadly we can't get it on prescription at all. I'd rather pay the extra for a medicine my son likes when poorly then fight him to have one he doesn't like and be cheaper x

My boys loves the Morrison's own brand

As far as I'm aware the Minor Ailments Scheme is available throughout England and Scotland. Basically you register at your local chemist, the scheme is available for anyone who does not pay for prescriptions, i.e babies, children, mums up to a year, those on benefits etc.

You can get free treatment for the following ailments

• back pain
• indigestion
• dermatitis
• nasal congestion
• constipation
• migraine
• acne
• cough
• sprains and strains
• headache

So teething gel and calpol is included, you can't ask for specific brand names etc, but more often than not you'll end up with brands such as bonjela and calpol.

It's easy to register, the phamacist does have the option of making you go to the GP, but to just get meds such as a bit of teething gel or aqueous cream, it saves a lot of hassle!

Edited by: "adnoh" 28th Jun 2014

In Wales we can get is prescribed for free but I tend to just buy it as a trip to open surgery can have you waiting 3 hours !

Good price for the brand. I work as a pharmacist in n. Ireland and paracetamol was taken off our minor ailments because the service was abused by people just wanting stuff for free. No need to stockpile, just use the service when you need it!

vauders

We absolutely have to pay for it here (merseyside). Talk about inequality … We absolutely have to pay for it here (merseyside). Talk about inequality eh? Great price for the best product. Have some heat



Read what adnoh has put. It applies in merseyside as 'care of the chemist'. Easy and simple to do. The paracetamol is not 'calpol' but just the same taste & strength. (It has a teddy on the box). It's the one you also get if you get a prescription from the docs.

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JessicaEllie

I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also … I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also have a stash of teething gel and baby saline drops. Hundreds of pounds worth but didn't cost me a penny!

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[quote=JessicaEllie]I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also have a stash of teething gel and baby saline drops. Hundreds of pounds worth but didn't cost me a penny![/quote


Shame on you costing the nhs £1000s like you quoted! !
Our medicine is free but no on in my family has never done what you have done.

What are you going to do with a cupboard full of calpol and gels??

tracymccreadie9

its not free from doctors prescriptions are £8 odd just cos u dont pay … its not free from doctors prescriptions are £8 odd just cos u dont pay it,someone else has to,and people complain about the state of nhs,yorr doctor needs reporting



Wtf are you on about? Report a doctor? Report certain members for staggering ignorance and huge assunptions...

Yes, it's a *free* prescription. Both my partner and l are over the threshold of benefits or 'help', so l'm not sure what you and the 'likers' are insinuating.

"Care of the Chemist" and various similar schemes will prescribe Calopol along with numerous other things totally free (often without even seeing a Doctor). Under 16's are *entitled* to free healthcare so either way it'd be without cost to the parent.

I don't know how much Calpol other people give when a baby is teething. I don't 'dose children up', at the drop of a hat as l don't believe it's good for child and it often works to a lessening degree. I guess others may be using far more than us though if they are a 'fan' and it seemingly works...

vauders

We absolutely have to pay for it here (merseyside). Talk about inequality … We absolutely have to pay for it here (merseyside). Talk about inequality eh? Great price for the best product. Have some heat



You don't have to pay either.

I think it's an easy mistake to make though if your Chemist/GP aren't letting their service users know.

I'm all for entitled people claiming what they can!

I always keep a big bottle of Calpol AND a big bottle of Nurofen for children in my bathroom cabinet, you never know when you're going to need it - I always pay for it too, last time it cost me almost £8.00 for both, but needs must. I'd rather pay than abuse an already stretched system!!

Minor ailments scheme depends on your local PCT. If you've never heard of it your area probably doesn't have it but might be worth a google. IMO using the scheme to claim a £2 bottle of paracetamol seems a bit excessive though especially if people are stockpiling. This would eventually lead to the withdrawal of the scheme.

I don't think claiming prehaps 3 bottles of calpol at most a year between our children is going to put the NHS out of action. Many would say that not smoking, or turning up drunk at A&E, breastfeeding, eating a healthy, balanced diet, is far more beneficial towards helping than 3 bottles of Calpol detrimental. Anyway, l digress... common sense is not known for prevailing on here

pharmacy own brands are exactly the same, i work in a pharmacy and when the doctors prescribe paracetamol suspension they cannot give calpol brand, its black listed in the prescription world due to excessive cost. it will always be generic paracetamol susp they give you unless they have nothing left in stock so they have to use the shop stock, that being calpol. very rare pharmacies will give you calpol brand.

clairemich89

pharmacy own brands are exactly the same, i work in a pharmacy and when … pharmacy own brands are exactly the same, i work in a pharmacy and when the doctors prescribe paracetamol suspension they cannot give calpol brand, its black listed in the prescription world due to excessive cost. it will always be generic paracetamol susp they give you unless they have nothing left in stock so they have to use the shop stock, that being calpol. very rare pharmacies will give you calpol brand.


This. Thank you for talking sense and sa

*saying it how it is.

I picked up a big bottle of pharmacy own children's paracetamol. In the purple and white box with a teddy on and it was only £2! cheaper then calpol and bigger. tastes like cherry but my 13 month old takes it without any problems when she's really suffering from teething! If I have the money I'd rather pay for it myself then take from the NHS

Just to add my Dr prescribed calpol for my lg a while back (without me asking her to) and boots gave me calpol

You get paracetamol for kids for free since they don't pay for prescriptions. You don't even have to go to the doctor. There is something in place called 'Minor Ailment Scheme' which means you can just go to your pharmacist and get medication for common health problems such as Teething, Aches and Pains, Indigestion...

This is not only good for children but also, if you are exempt from paying for your prescriptions you can get medication too. I put on a link from Boots pharmacy as the information on there is very clear and there is a list of what the pharmacist can help you with boots.com/en/…HS/

You can also find information about the Minor Ailment Scheme on the NHS website.

I haven't bought any Calpol for ages and just went to my pharmacist who then completes a little form with my child's details and that's it. They might not give you the brand 'Calpol' but some no name Paracetamol instead but this is exactly the same (even has got Strawberry flavour, colourless and no sugar).

Don't buy it!

JessicaEllie

I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also … I've got a cupboard full of calpol, all free on minor ailments. I also have a stash of teething gel and baby saline drops. Hundreds of pounds worth but didn't cost me a penny!



Disgusting & obviously no shame.

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS MINOR AILMENT SCHEME, I WOULD CHECK IT OUT.
I HAVE BEEN BUYING ALL MY KIDS MEDICATIONS EG, CALPOL, TEETHING GEL, CALAMINE LOTION,AVENOO SKIN CREAM,BENEDRYL, COUGH SYRUP , PLASTERS ETC.
WHAT HAPPENS IF HE PHARMACIST REFUSES TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT, YOU WOULD STILL BUY IT ANY WAY.

choice4

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS MINOR AILMENT SCHEME, I WOULD CHECK IT OUT.I … I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS MINOR AILMENT SCHEME, I WOULD CHECK IT OUT.I HAVE BEEN BUYING ALL MY KIDS MEDICATIONS EG, CALPOL, TEETHING GEL, CALAMINE LOTION,AVENOO SKIN CREAM,BENEDRYL, COUGH SYRUP , PLASTERS ETC.WHAT HAPPENS IF HE PHARMACIST REFUSES TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT, YOU WOULD STILL BUY IT ANY WAY.




ER, NO. IF IT WAS ON THE GUIDELINES FOR WHAT WAS DISPENSED ON THAT SCHEME I WOULD ASK FOR ANOTHER MEMBER OF STAFF AND DOUBTLESS GET IT.

ALL THIS SHOUTING IS GIVING ME A HEADACHE, I'M OFF TO FINISH THE LAST OF MY KID'S NON BRANDED CALPOL....

Can you take this back if it lasts less than 2 months?
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