Panadol Optizorb Caplets

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Get effective relief with Panadol Optizorb Caplets, which provide advanced absorption compared to regular Panadol tablets.

We all know that everyday aches and pains can sometimes get in the way of life. When they do, reach for an effective pain relief medicine that can start to work fast – like Panadol Oprizorb Caplets.

The OPTIZORB® formulation contains a patented delivery system which allows the caplets to deliver paracetamol (the active pain relief ingredient in Panadol)i more efficiently, by breaking down faster than regular Panadol tablets and caplets. 

Panadol Optizorb Caplets provide relief of headache, migraine, sore throat, fever and toothache.

Just like regular Panadol tablets, Panadol Optizorb Caplets are film-coated to avoid a bitter aftertaste, and are designed in an easy-to-swallow capsule-shaped, making them well-suited to anyone who often finds tablets difficult to swallow.

Panadol Optizorb Caplets are also gentle on the stomach and can be taken with or without food.

Learn more about Panadol Optizorb Caplets, what’s in them and how to use them, below. 

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Dosage information

  • Do not exceed the stated dose.
  • The lowest dose necessary to achieve efficacy should be used for the shortest duration of treatment.
  • Minimum dosing interval: 4 hours.
  • Maximum daily dose: 4000mg (8 tablets).

Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over: 

1 to 2 caplets (500mg to 1000mg paracetamol), taken every 4 to 6 hours as required.

Children 6 to 11 years:

No more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period. Maximum duration of continued use without medical advice: 3 days.

Maximum daily dose: 60mg/kg to be administered in divided doses of 10-15 mg/kg throughout the 24-hour period.

Children 6 to 8 years: ½ caplet (250mg) 

Children 9 to 11 years: 1 caplet (500mg)

Panadol Optizorb Caplets are not recommended for use in children aged under 6 years.

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Age Dosage Frequency
12 – Adult 1-2 caplets Every 4-6 hours with water, as required (maximum 8 caplets in 24 hours).
9 - 11 1 caplet Every 4-6 hours with water, as required (maximum 60mg/kg to be administered in divided doses of 10-15 mg/kg throughout 24-hours.
6 - 8  1/2 caplet Every 4-6 hours with water, as required (maximum 60mg/kg to be administered in divided doses of 10-15 mg/kg throughout 24-hours). 

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

Before using Panadol Optizorb Caplets, be sure to check the product ingredients and directions for use, and make sure you are familiar with any warnings and precautions.

Learn more below.

See dosage instructions above, or consult the product label to determine the appropriate dosage for you.

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Active ingredient: each Panadol Optizorb Caplets contains paracetamol (500mg).

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Always read the product label before use and do not exceed the recommended dose. You should always use the lowest dosage indicated on the product label, and for the least amount of time possible as it may cause serious harm to your liver.

Panadol Optizorb Caplets contain paracetamol. You should not use them with any other products that contain paracetamol, as combining paracetamol-based medicines may lead to an overdose. Always read the product label on any other medication you plan to take in combination with Panadol Optizorb before use, and consult with a doctor or pharmacist to check that it is suitable to do so.

Paracetamol may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include skin reddening, blisters and rash. These could be signs of a serious condition. If these reactions occur, stop use and seek medical assistance right away. Sodium methyl-, sodium ethyl- and sodium propyl- parahydroxybenzoates (E219, E215, E217) may cause allergic reactions (possible delayed).

Keep them out of sight and reach of children.

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