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Calpol Sugar Free - 200ml - £3 *Instore* @ Asda
Calpol Sugar Free - 200ml - £3 *Instore* @ Asda

Calpol Sugar Free - 200ml - £3 *Instore* @ Asda

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Reduced from £4.47 not online but available at the store. I did a search and the last post I could find was a few months ago.

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it was for £1.99 from tesco last week.

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That was 100ml

This stuff is truly revolting, stick with the sugar stuff as if you have a sick child the last thing you want is being splattered with this.

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They had both on offer :c)

Tried to buy 5.....walked away with 2, gold dust for sick kids

This stuff is no different to the infant paracetamol suspension from Poundland, check the ingredients list and save yourself a fortune!

It was only availiable at the pharmacy in my local Asda, not on the shelf. I think Poundland's paracetomol contains hydrogrenated glucose syrup - not good - v. harmful.

Asda own paracetamol is a lot cheaper, so is boots own brand.
You are just paying for the name

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Asda own paracetemol for kids is £1.77 for 100ml which would be £3.54 for 200ml

I think this tastes worse then tesco/asdas own but my kids seem to prefer it - go figure? good deal.

Great offer, but I couldn't find in my local asda

I'm not sure whether it is just a Scottish thing or whether it applies across the UK, but you can get this sort of thing free from your chemist under the minor ailments scheme - you just have to register at a pharmacy and you can effectively get a prescription for over-the-counter type medicine for children or people with NHS exemptions.

It wouldn't be calpol that you'd get, but a generic version,but will still do the same job - I've heard that it applies to quite a wide variety of stuff though such as gaviscon which my wife used when pregnant and teething gel for your little ones gnashers coming in. (On the gaviscon front at least it saved us a fortune as it was about £10 a bottle and she could easily get through one bottle every other week)
Edited by: "edinburgh76" 1st Mar 2011

I agree the ASDA own brand is same and does the job.

^^^^ minor ailment schemes are only free if you have a normal prescription charge exemption, in your case it was that your wife being pregnant and obviously children under 16.

yes its the same thing but its scrummy and the kids will drink it without a fight!!

edinburgh76

I'm not sure whether it is just a Scottish thing or whether it applies … I'm not sure whether it is just a Scottish thing or whether it applies across the UK, but you can get this sort of thing free from your chemist under the minor ailments scheme - you just have to register at a pharmacy and you can effectively get a prescription for over-the-counter type medicine for children or people with NHS exemptions.It wouldn't be calpol that you'd get, but a generic version,but will still do the same job - I've heard that it applies to quite a wide variety of stuff though such as gaviscon which my wife used when pregnant and teething gel for your little ones gnashers coming in. (On the gaviscon front at least it saved us a fortune as it was about £10 a bottle and she could easily get through one bottle every other week)



never heard of this???

nhs.uk/Liv…spx

and for sjm85 - it is correct that you'd need an NHS exemption to get something for free under that scheme, but if you're getting calpol, the chances are that the person that it is for will be under 16.
Edited by: "edinburgh76" 1st Mar 2011

edinburgh76

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Commonconditions.aspxand for … http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Commonconditions.aspxand for sjm85 - it is correct that you'd need an NHS exemption to get something for free under that scheme, but if you're getting calpol, the chances are that the person that it is for will be under 16.



your link answer the Scotland question...

"it's up to local primary care trusts (PCTs) to decide whether pharmacies in your area provide these services."

A bit of a google should reveal if your PCT provides the service. It's a very useful and can save a lot of money. Like mentioned above it's great for free gaviscon which has saved my wife a lots whilst pregnant.

The scheme is called Direct Care where we live (Ayrshire,Scotland), While doctors can give prescriptions for paracetamol suspension actually taking up the doctors time with such things has obviously been deemed more expensive than allowing certain pharmacists to give out such medication at their own discretion. The pharmacist may ask questions as to the nature and duration of the ailment and decide if the medication should be given or if a doctor should be consulted.
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