Panaflex Hot Patch | Fast Acting and Effective Pain Relief

Muscle pain is most commonly the result of overuse or a minor injury, perhaps caused by sports or a trip, or by tension and stress, which can make your muscles stiff, sore and painful.

Sometimes pains and aches can become a problem and start to interfere with your everyday activities. When they do, reach for an effective pain relief heat patch that is fast acting and long lasting – like Panaflex Hot Patches.

Panaflex Hot Patch is fast acting in 80 seconds*. The heat patch provides temporary relief of muscular and joint pain e.g. due to simple backache, strains, sprains.

Benefits and features include:

  • Fast Acting in 80 seconds*
  • Long Lasting up to 8 hours*
  • Sticks firmly on the site of pain yet removes easily
  • Non-greasy
  • Does not stain clothes

*Refer to overall sensation felt or perceived after 80 seconds for fast acting and overall sensation up to 8 hours for long lasting.

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How to use

For topical use only. Before using Panaflex Hot Patch, 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.

How to apply Panaflex Patch?

  1. Take out a patch and peel off protective backing.
  2. Apply sticky side to affected area. Sweat and dirt may reduce the adhesion of the patch.
  3. After application, wash your hands.

Children aged 10 to 12 years can use 1 Panadol Suppository every 4-6 hours as required. Do not exceed the maximum of 4 suppositories in a 24-hour period. Do not use for more than 48 hours except on medical advice.

Panadol Suppositories are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.


Age Dosage
For use in adults and children aged 12 years and above. Maximum duration of use without medical advice: 7 days. Maximum total daily dose: 2 patches, even if there is more than one injured area to be treated.

Children under 12 years of age: seek medical advice before use.

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

Before using Panaflex Hot Patch, 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.

Application site hypersensitivity, application site reaction, skin burning sensation, skin irritation,rash and pruritus.

The active ingredients in Panaflex Hot Patch are L-Menthol 3.85% w/w, Glycol Salicylate 2.45% w/w, Nonivamide 0.003% w/w. Panaflex Hot Patch also contains:

  • Adhesive Plaster
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Purified Lanolin (Source of Purified Lanolin: ovine)
  • Silicon Dioxide,
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Aluminium Chlorohydrate
  • Alcohol (Alcohol does not present in final product)
  • Menthol Oil
  • Paraffin Oil
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Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycol salicylate or other salicylates, menthol, nonivamide or any other ingredient of the preparation. Do not use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Use the product with caution in patients with history of allergic reaction to aspirin, other salicylates or other NSAIDs. The product should be applied only to intact, non-diseased skin and not to skin wounds. The product should not come into contact with the eyes, nostrils, and other mucous membranes.

In case of accidental contact, the eyes or other mucous membranes should be rinsed well with water. The product should not be used with external heat, such as electric heating pad, as it may result in excessive skin irritations or skin burns. Some people may experience discomfort, particularly those with sensitive skin, if the product is used after a bath.

Patients should seek medical advice if the condition does not improve or worsens within 7 days of starting treatment. Discontinue the treatment if skin irritation occurs. Not for use in children under 12 years of age unless directed by a healthcare professional. Seizures may occur in children with a history of seizures due to the presence of terpene derivatives (menthol). Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

If you are taking anticoagulants (eg warfarin) and antiplatelet medications, please consult your doctor before using this product as it may result in increased risk of bleeding.

Overdose after incorrect topical application or due to accidental ingestion for products containing salicylates and menthol can be associated with a number of symptoms which can include: nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, sweating, tinnitus, vertigo, deafness, dizziness, ataxia, headache, confusion, drowsiness and coma.

As nonivamide is insoluble systemic exposure from ingestion is unlikely. In the event of overdose, supportive care may be required. Further management should be as clinically indicated or as recommended by the national poisons center, where available.

How should I store this medicine?

You should store Panaflex Hot Patch below 30 degrees Celsius.

Can I use Panaflex Hot Patch during pregnancy or when breastfeeding?

No. Do not use Panaflex Hot Patch during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Is Panaflex Hot Patch suitable for use in children under 12 years of age?

For children under 12 years of age, please seek medical advice before use.