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Panadol for Adults

What is Panadol?

Panadol is Australia’s most trusted pain relief brand, containing paracetamol, used in over 80 different countries and regions globally.

Every day, when pain strikes, millions of adults reach for Panadol – thanks to the effective pain relief that Panadol provides.

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How does Panadol work?

Panadol is an over-the-counter pain relief medication, that provides fast, effective temporary relief from pain and discomfort associated with many different common conditions – including headache, muscular aches, period pain, arthritis/osteoarthritis, toothache, migraine headache, cold & flu symptoms. Panadol can also help to reduce fever when you’re suffering from a temperature. The active ingredient in Panadol is paracetamol, a common pain reliever.

Read on to discover everything else you need to know about Panadol for adults in this simple guide, where we will address commonly asked questions about Panadol – including the right dosage of Panadol to take, whether you can take Panadol with other medication or during pregnancy, and how to use Panadol correctly.

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Using Panadol for Adults: Commonly Asked Questions

What dosage of Panadol should I take?

If you’re experiencing from mild to moderate pain, Panadol can help give you some relief.

Panadol products for adults come in many different forms – tablets, soluble tablets, caplets and mini caplets, and suppositories.

Generally, the recommended dose of Panadol for adults and children aged 12 years and over is 500 to 1000mg every 4-6 hours as necessary. Be sure not to exceed the maximum of 4000mg of Panadol in any 24-hour period.

If you are at all uncertain about the correct dosage of Panadol to take, consult your doctor or pharmacist before use. You should also always read both the dosage instructions and any warnings on the product label before using any Panadol product, so that you are aware of any potential side effects or risk of overdose.

Learn more about the correct dosage to take for the full range of Panadol products for adults on our page below.

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Can you use Panadol for adults during pregnancy?

Of course, just like any other adult, pregnant women may experience pain from time to time – and there’s no need to suffer through it.

In most cases, Panadol can be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding to help relieve pain.

However, you should always consult your doctor before taking any medication while pregnant, including Panadol. Your doctor is the best person to advise you on whether using Panadol during pregnancy is safe for you, how often you should take it (if at all), and what side effects you may be at risk of experiencing.

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Can you use Panadol with other medication?

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Panadol and any other medication together, to make sure it is okay for you to do so.

Learn more about combining Panadol with other medications on our page below.

Can you take Panadol on an empty stomach?

Yes, Panadol can be taken with or without food.

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