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Panadol for Adults

What is Panadol?

Panadol is one of the world’s most trusted pain relief brands, containing paracetamol, used in over 80 different countries and regions globally.

Every day, when pain strikes, millions of adults reach for Panadol so that it help free them from pain – thanks to the effective relief that Panadol provides.

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How does Panadol work?

Panadol is an over-the-counter pain relief medication, that provides effective temporary relief from pain and discomfort associated with many different common conditions – including headache, muscular aches (including back pain), period pain, arthritis/osteoarthritis, toothache, migraine headache, cold & flu symptoms. Panadol can also help to reduce fever when you’re suffering from a high temperature. The active ingredient in Panadol is paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen), 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 it’s safe to take Panadol with other medication, side effects and how to use Panadol correctly.

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Using Panadol for adults: Frequently asked questions

What dosage of Panadol should I take?

If you’re suffering from mild to moderate pain, Panadol gives you pain relief.

Panadol products for adults come in tablets and soluble tablets.

For dosage information see product pages or label.

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.

Can you use Panadol during pregnancy and when breastfeeding?

You should consult your doctor before taking any medicine. 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.

Panadol Extra Advance, Panadol Extra Soluble and Panadol Period Pain, due to caffeine content should not be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Do not take Panadol Night when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can you use Panadol with other medication?

Panadol Advance is suitable even when you have existing conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure*.

*Take at recommended doses and/or as per label

But while using Panadol with these medicines is generally safe, you should still 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.

Do not use Panadol with any other paracetamol-containing products. Taking two paracetamol-based medications together could put you at risk of a paracetamol overdose. Always check the ingredients listed on the product label of any medication that you plan to take with Panadol before use.

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

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Can you take Panadol on an empty stomach?

Yes, Panadol can be taken with or without food.

Can I take Panadol* if I have COVID-19?

Yes, the paracetamol in Panadol is recommended by healthcare professionals to help reduce symptoms of pain and fever related to COVID-19.

*Paracetamol is the active ingredient in Panadol.

Can I take Panadol* after COVID-19 vaccination?

Yes, the paracetamol in Panadol can help reduce symptoms of pain and fever post COVID-19 vaccination.

*Paracetamol is the active ingredient in Panadol.

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