GlaxoSmithKline Takes Action Against Dengue with Calpol®

Monday, September 08, 2014


·         GlaxoSmithKline, makers of doctor-recommended (Paracetamol) Calpol®, partners with the Department of Health and the Philippine Pediatric Society for effective dengue fever management with “Aksyon Laban sa Dengue”.


  • Paracetamol is recommended by the World Health Organization as first-line treatment for dengue fever.
  • Doctor-recommended (Paracetamol) Calpol®, is a mom’s trusted and caring partner in providing effective fever relief for children and well-tolerated when used as directed.
  • Aksyon Laban sa Dengue” caravan is set to visit barangays within Metro Manila identified with high cases of dengue incidence.

Meanwhile, I also took a stand to pledge on taking action against dengue. Yeah, it is better safe than sorry. So, please make yours too. Kindly read on to know how.

Do you know that the foremost dangerous animal bite within the world is additionally the most common and infrequently go unnoticed?

Caused by the deadliest insect within the world, the two-winged insects (Aedes aegypti) is that the most quickly spreading mosquito-borne disease within the world and more rampant in countries with tropical climates just like the Philippines.

Dengue affects a lot of kids than adults, with children one to 9 years old because the most vulnerable victims attributable to their predilection to mosquito bites. In some regions, dengue fever has reached epidemic proportions.


Unite Against dengue fever

GlaxoSmithKline, one in all the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and treatment firms and maker of doctor-recommended Paracetamol Calpol, joins forces with the Department of Health and therefore the Philippine medicine Society in spearheading a campaign known as “Aksyon choreographer reserves Dengue: A dengue Awareness and Education Program” moreover as a Barangay Caravan that may bring dengue awareness efforts to the grassroots level.

The World Health Organization has suggested Paracetamol because the most popular and solely suggested analgesic treatment for dengue. Empirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory isn't suggested as these medication could irritate injury.

Calpol®, a product of GSK, contains Paracetamol specially designed to supply effective relief from the discomforts of pain and fever among kids. Calpol® additionally has the broad quality related to commonplace paracetamol therefore you'll be assured that it won’t hurt your kid once used as directed.

Dengue may be a worldwide health issue. supported United Nations agency records, there are a hundred million dengue fever cases recorded and five percent resulted in death,” points out Department of Health secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.

Last year, the DoH recorded 204,906 dengue fever cases leading to 660 deaths whereas in 2014, there are 24,900 cases that have resulted in a hundred deaths,” Dr. Tayag additional.

Dengue continues to unfold to economic process, urbanization, global climate change, increasing population, pollution issues, inadequate mosquito management and lack of community support to fight this sickness.

But the reality is, dengue fever will be prevented and stopped. The necessary issue is to grasp the facts regarding the sickness,” said Dr. Tayag.


Managing dengue fever

Dengue is serious and probably fatal, fast and correct detection is required to arrest this sickness.

Dengue may be a clever and crafty sickness,” declares Dr. Sally Gatchalian, secretary of the Philippine medicine Society. “It will disguise itself as alternative diseases. So, throughout the time of year, that is once we typically see a rise of dengue fever cases, it's necessary to get on the lookout for fever that's a minimum of 2 days duration”.

Aside from fever, alternative signs and symptoms of dengue fever embody headaches, nausea and expulsion, loss of appetency, abdominal pain, muscle and joint aches, rashes, and injury manifestations. If any of those symptoms square measure gift, the patient should request their doctor’s recommendation straightaway.

 “While there's no specific medication to cure dengue fever, we can, however, alleviate the pain felt by the kid by a minimum of managing their fever, like giving them Paracetamol Calpol that provides soothing fever relief you'll believe, ” says Jeofrey Yulo, metric weight unit of GSK client health care. “When a baby has fever, they feel weaker and lack the energy to get pleasure from life. Therefore once fever strikes, it’s like they're putt their life on hold. In these times, you would like a reliable partner to assist give a sense of ginhawa that you’re sick kid desires.”


Engaging the Barangays

Eliminating dengue fever should be a community effort. One such outstanding initiative is that the partnership of the DoH, the PPS and GlaxoSmithKline, maker of doctor-recommended Paracetamol Calpol which targets designated barangays within metro Manila with known high cases of dengue fever incidence.

The DoH will at the start by facilitating the coaching of health practitioners to discuss dengue incidence and disease trends moreover as updates on its prevention and treatment pointers. The PPS health committee can then cascade these dengue fever modules supported DoH guidelines with the chosen barangays. On its half, GSK are going to send doctors to those areas to steer the dengue fever data campaign to help Filipinos shield their families and cherished ones from this deadly menace.

You can protect your loved ones by knowing more about this debilitating disease, its prevention and management. At the onset of dengue-related symptoms immediately seek the advice of your family physician. In cases of fever, (paracetamol) Calpol®  is the Filipino mom’s partner in providing effective , soothing fever relief that is suitable for children.adds Yulo. “And because nothing works faster on fever than the Paracetamol in Calpol®, you are assured of your child going back to his normal, playful self again”.

Now, let's help one another on getting informed on what's happening with our environment, how to treat and most especially how to prevent dengue fever. Let not waste another life just because of dengue fever that spreading all over the world. 

Calpol®

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.  

For more information about (Paracetamol) Calpol®, and its Dengue campaign, visit these accounts - Website | Facebook.
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