Do not take Prest
- if you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- if your child is less than 12 years old or under 43kg of bodyweight.
Paracetamol should be used with caution in adults and adolescents weighing less than 50 kg.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Prest:
- if you have kidney or liver disease;
- if you regularly take large amounts of alcohol;
- in case of dehydration or chronic malnutrition
Do not take paracetamol for longer periods or in higher doses without your doctor’s or dentist’s advice, since:
- the use of high doses of pain-relieving agents (analgesics) for longer periods may cause headache. This headache should never be treated by increasing the dose of paracetamol.
- regular use of pain relieving agents, especially combinations of various pain relieving agents, may
cause permanent kidney damage including the risk of kidney failure (analgesic nephropathy).
- abrupt discontinuation after longer use of high doses of pain relieving agents may lead to headache, tiredness, muscular pain, nervousness and vegetative symptoms. These symptoms fade away in a few days. In the meantime do not start using pain relieving agents again without consulting your doctor.
If your symptoms get worse, or if complaints do not begin to improve after three days, seek medical advice.
Other medicines and Prest
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Please see your doctor before you take paracetamol in case you use one of the following medicines:
- metoclopramide or domperidone ( medicines used to treat nausea and vomiting);
- colestyramine (used to lower your cholesterol);
- anti-coagulants (medicines to thin the blood, e.g. warfarin), in case you need to take a painkiller on a daily basis over a long period.
- salicylamide (a pain killer)
- probenecide (a medicine used to treat gout)
- isoniazid (a medicine used to treat tuberculosis)
- lamotrigine (a medicine used to treat epilepsy)
If you are going to have any laboratory tests (such as a blood test, urine analysis, skin allergy test, etc.), you should tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine as it could affect the results of these tests.
Prest with food and drink
Be careful with the use of paracetamol if you frequently take large amounts of alcohol.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Studies with paracetamol do not indicate that there are adverse effects on the pregnancy or on the health of the unborn child. You may take paracetamol in the recommended doses during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, paracetamol should not be taken for long periods, at high doses or in combination with other medicinal products.
Although paracetamol is excreted in the breast milk in small amounts it has no unwanted effects on the child that is breast fed. Paracetamol may be used by breastfeeding women as long as the recommended dosage is not exceeded. In case of long term use caution should be exercised.
Driving and using machines
Using paracetamol does not influence your ability to drive or use machines.
Prest contains aspatame
PREST contains aspartame, which is a source of phenylalanine. The phenylalanine in the tablets may be harmful to people with phenylketonuria.