Panadol is the world’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 so that they can be free 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,i, ii 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..ii Panadol can also help to reduce fever when you’re suffering from a high temperature.iii The active ingredient in Panadol is paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen), a common pain reliever.iv
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 or during pregnancy, and how to use Panadol correctly.
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.iii ,iv
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.