CETAL ® EXTRA – Analgesic and Antipyretic


Each tablet contains:

  • 500 mg Paracetamol.
  • 65 mg Caffeine.

Therapeutic Indications

CETAL EXTRA tablets are indicated for the relief of headache, migraine, backache, rheumatic and muscular pains, neuralgia, toothache, sore throats and menstrual pains. It also relieves discomfort and helps reduce fever in cases of cold and influenza.



  • CETAL EXTRA tablets are suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. It should not be taken by children under 12 years.
  • CETAL EXTRA tablets are used in a doses of 2 tablets up to four times daily but don’t exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.


Hypersensitivity to Paracetamol and Caffeine. 


  1. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
  2. Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache. rash, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
  3. This product should not be used with other paracetamol containing products.
  4. Alcohol increases the risk of liver damage that can occur if an overdose of paracetamol is taken.
  5. If you have been diagnosed with severe liver or kidney problems, consult your doctor before taking this medication.
  6. Do not consume excessive amounts of tea or coffee together with CETAL EXTRA as this may make you tense & irritable.
  7. Stop use and ask a doctor if pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days, fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, redness or swelling is present, or new symptoms occur. These could be signs of a serious condition.


  • Anticoagulants: Prolonged regular use of paracetamol possibly enhances warfarin.
  • The liver effects of paracetamol may be increased by the concomitant use of alcohol and certain drugs (barbiturates. tricyclic antidepressants) which enhance the metabolism of paracetamol in the liver.


Although there is epidemiological evidence of the safety of paracetamol in pregnancy and lactation, medical advice should be sought before using this product.


When taken as recommended, CETAL EXTRA is usually free from side effects. Allergic skin rashes have been reported on rare occasions.


In massive overdose exceeding 10 g of paracetamol may cause liver damage. Early symptoms may include pallor, nausea, vomiting, (diaphoresis) and general malaise. Clinical and laboratory evidence of liver damage may not be apparent until 48 to 72 hours past ingestion.

Overdose should be promptly treated by gastric lavage followed by intravenous N-acetylcysteine or methionine without waiting for the results of plasma paracetamol levels.

Additional antidote therapy is normally considered in light of further plasma paracetamol levels and the time elapsed since ingestion. 

In all cases of suspected overdose, prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children, even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

CETAL, a brand produced and marketed by the Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries (EIPICO) – Cairo office: Asmaa Fahmy Street – Ard El Golf – Nasr City. 0224 143 550 – 624 143 0224. For more information about EIPICO, click here. # EIPICO

For Arabic Information
CETAL Extra-  Arabic Information

Categories and tags: N02BE01, Paracetamol, Anilides, ANALGESICS AND ANTIPYRETICS,  ANALGESICS, NERVOUS SYSTEM.

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