Panadol Actifast Tablets

500 mg Paracetamol

When you want fast pain relief from fever, sore throat, headache, backache or toothache, reach for Panadol Actifast - for practical relief away from the medicine cabinet.

If you’re wondering, “How long does it take for Panadol Actifast to work?” you’ll be pleased to know that Panadol Actifast tablets are absorbed twice as fast as standard paracetamol tablets and starts to relieve pain in as little as 15 minutes, so you can get back to living life to the fullest, faster.

In today’s increasingly fast-paced world, many of us are on the go now more than ever, which is why we created Panadol Actifast. Panadol Actifast is a slim, easy-to-carry pack of ten Panadol Actifast tablets, so whether you’re someone who comes and goes a lot for business or a busy parent, you’ll have fast relief from pain and fever at your fingertips, in a size that makes sense. Simply grab, add (to your handbag, briefcase or sports bag) and go!

Panadol Actifast contains ten Panadol Actifast tablets. The active ingredient in Panadol Actifast tablets is paracetamol (500 mg per tablet). Panadol Actifast Tablets reduce fever and relieve:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Pain and fever associated with cold & flu symptoms
  • Backache
  • Rheumatic pain 
  • Sore throat
  • Muscular aches
  • Period pain

Panadol Actifast tablets are gentle on the stomach. They are oval-shaped, as well as film-coated.

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How to use

Panadol Actifast Tablets should be swallowed whole with 100ml water. The caplets are oval-shaped as well as film-coated.

Please check the table below to ensure you take the appropriate dosage of Panadol Actifast Tablets. Always read and follow all directions on the product label prior to use, and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re not sure whether this medicine is right for you.

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Age Dosage
12 – 15 Give 1 tablet (dissolved in a glass of room temperature water) up to 4 times daily, as required. Do not give more frequently than every 4 hours.  Maximum 4 tablets in 24-hours. Do not take for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.
16 + Take 1-2 tablets with half a tumbler of water (100ml) up to 4 times daily, as required. Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours. Maximum 8 tablets in 24-hours.

Not recommended for children under 12 years.

Usage directions, ingredients

This section contains an overview of Panadol products and does not include full label information. Always read the product label/leaflet and only use as directed. Contains paracetamol.

Can I take this medicine on an empty stomach?

Yes, you can take Panadol Actifast tablets on an empty stomach.

How long does it take for Panadol Actifast tablets to work?

The tablets in Panadol Actifast contain sodium bicarbonate, enabling the medicine to be absorbed twice as fast as standard paracetamol tablets – helping you get back to the things you enjoy, fast.

How should I store this medicine?

You should store Panadol Actifast tablets below 25 degrees Celsius.

The active ingredient in Panadol Actifast tablet is paracetamol (500 mg per caplet). Panadol Actifast tablets also contain sodium bicarbonate (each tablet contains 176 mg of sodium/352 mg sodium per 2 tablet dose), which should be taken into account by those on a low-sodium diet.

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