All Calpol Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
These things are a bloody ripoff - get a diffuser like this and a bottle of Olbas oil (or similar): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radha-Beauty-Essential-Diffuser-Aromatherapy/dp/B0748M6W8B/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1522177452&sr=8-4&keywords=diffuser You'll have made your money back after 2-3 colds and the whole family can use it (y)
Homebargains I was supposed to write it underneath but I fell asleep afterposting that photo just showing people that if they don’t manage to buy from Tesco they can buy from homebargains
Great offer but the item itself is very poor value. Plugs cheap, refills are extortionate! (£1 each)
Home Bargains. Usually you get 5 Refill Pads in the box.Not a good value imho.
Yeah, ethanol = alcohol
This particular one from b&m contains ethanol
I'd check ingredients, I think I was once given this as a calpol alternative at a chemist, however, contained alcohol, and couldn't give it to my little boy as he has a liver disease. Could be a different brand, but always worth a check.
Great choice of name.... not
Although it's cherry and Calpol is strawberry.
tried the cheaper stuff, baby just spat it out
Need this always
Dunno if it really makes a diff, but Saw an article where a mum inserts a Calpol filled syringe into milk bottle teat to feed her baby the meds... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/mums-tip-baby-take-calpol-13766481.amp
Both types are on offer at the same price.
I think the stuff with sugar is better than than the sugar free stuff. The sweeteners in this are not great for babies and certainly not adults either
Not available anymore
A great price for what is an extortionate product. We have been using these when our daughter develops a blocked nose, but have recently baulked at the cost when they became hard to track down for less than £6. We replaced them with a cheap ultrasonic diffuser for around £11 and find that 10 drops of essential oil or Olbas oil is enough for a full night of pleasant vapours :)
thanks - just ordered a few for when they get back in stock.
Thanks op! These are fab when kids are Ill it helps them sleep through and never get them any cheaper than home bargains normally.
O wow has gone back upto £6.80. I only ordered 3 as well 😔
Great price, handy to have.
Out of stock at this price
Can't find it for this price
Calpol is superior because of it's one extra special action - makes mom and dad think they are giving their child the best. ;)
bought the calpol yesterday from B&M for £1,99 I was too lazy to get Tesco's own ... but it has the same active ingredients
Are all versions of this now with added artificial sweeteners?
Not just Nurofen most other medicine. Unless you buy one that’s still under protection there probably isn’t one that doesn’t have a generic version. Take cold tablets just read the ingredient list compare products they will either be the same exactly only difference could be the percentage of the active ingredients but pick up another packet and it could have exactly the same or even more.
Should be reducing everywhere as New range out lavender and camomile plug in
Methinks there is a typo here. £50?
They were reducing these in Tesco's also, but £3.50 there.
Thanks OP Yay - Calpol, anyone who's a parent will understand! There also seems to be a voucher for 50p off these at Caring Everyday
Noooooooooo! Going to dig out my receipt and return!!
£3.99 in Home Bargains.
Can someone delete this? Thanks
You're right! I didn't. Price the 2 pack! Doh
Only ever seen this for between £5.50 and £6 max...plus amazon are selling for £5.
Cheers, I ve voted hot and picked up two bottles today. I paid £2.69 for similar product few weeks ago....having kids who are always picking up some school illness, ear ache, temperature, tooth ache.....I ve always got some available at home! Thanks
I'll stick to giving them Alcohol, it will get there bodies used to it if nothing else
If your child is 6+ they can have half a paracetamol tablet - same ingredients/ dose as this but without the sugar / sweeteners / colours /flavourings. At approx 20p a pack, they're cheaper too. Of course if your child won't swallow a tablet, then this medicine is cheaper than Calpol and does the same job.
Just give them Whisky, that will send them straight to sleep. A double with water should do the trick, doesn't need to be expensive whisky any cheap stuff will do. They will sleep all night and not keep waking you up coughing and crying. Works with my two kids anyway!
Nothing in ferring store
Great mixer with the bucky X)
no the original calpol is still available. places like boots etc still sell it. not sure exact amount of sugar in it though as I only ever buy sugar free. it's "sucrose" in it I'm sure
all Calpol is now sugar free
How much sugar does the "normal" version contain?
i'm the moon,a full moon
Had dispatch email from Lloyd's on 31st Jan, heard nothing since. Rang the pharmacy it's being delivered to and they've no idea where it is, brilliant...
Thanks Op. Perfect timing DD just coming down with a cold and had run out of refills.
Thanks, I've ordered some
I knew I had read something like that previously thanks for your help
have some heat
Ibuprofen in OK for temperature /inflammation in children (unless they have certain conditions e.g asthma or on certain medication) however it CAN be dangerous in chicken pox as it can lead to a dangerous condition...you can read more here : http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/parenting/news/a26412/should-you-give-ibuprofen-chicken-pox/
I hadnt even noticed the spelling I m sure that I have read somewhere that ibuprofen hides symptems of a serious illness? I could be wrong though
Not sure, I was just joking about the spelling. ;)
Best stock up for the winter!
draining the NHS :(
In Scotland you can get it free on the NHS minor ailments scheme.
Because it probably costs more to the NHS than £1.69 Do you go to the GP if you want a 15p pack of paracetamol? Of course theres also the fact I would rather pay £1 than ring to make an app, go to the GP, sit around waiting to be seen, be seen, come out, go to chemist, go home.
why not just get it free from your GP on a prescription?
Has anyone found the calpol from coop seems not to pull into the syringe properly. I have found with two different bottles that I can't get it to fill to 5 ml??? Really strange
What does the body do when it rejects something? You are sick or go to the toilet a lot. The fact that most artificially sweetened products carry a 'laxative effect' warning might suggest that your body is trying rid of it out of the system.
Sorry to be blunt but what is your point? Many discoveries have been accidental. Viagra was originally meant to be used to treat high blood pressure, now look at it. The safety of aspartame has been proven many times so whatever happened in the US almost half a century ago isn't really relevant particulalry when it's been found safe by multiple independent organisations such as the WHO and FSA. As I mentioned with the Pepsi example, they removed it and put it back and there is public concern with it for no real reason. It seems to be one of those internet "urban myths" that just won't seem to subside. The EFSA carried out a thorough re-evaluation of it's safety because of public concern and found it to be safe, again. These companies would be replacing one artificial sweetener with another, I doubt it will significantly increase sales and profit with Pepsi's venture being a good example but who knows. Companies reformulating, which happens all the time anyway, is not evidence of an issue in my opinion.
Difference is though that Sucralose was a purpose built sweetener - its actually a sugar (sucrose) alcohol. Aspartame was founded by mistake by scientists developing an ulcer cream. The scientist accidentally touched food and found had a sweet taste. It was rushed through in the US into food as the money and profit potential from a zero calorie sweetener was realised. Some big brand supermarkets banned aspartame from the own brand versions of their food due to conducting research among their customers. Big brand drinks companies have also started to replace aspartame with sucralose.
Tobacco, formaldehyde and sunlight are all natural. Natural carcinogens too. ;) Sweeteners aren't exactly harmful either and can provide benefits - NHS - The truth about sweeteners.
Great price, I swear by these. It stopped my little one from waking up in the night when she had a blocked nose.
great price but not national