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Panadol for Adults

What is Panadol?

Panadol, containing paracetamol, is 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, 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, fever and aches related to cold and flu. 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 suitable to use to take Panadol with other medication or during pregnancy, and how to use Panadol correctly.

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Using Panadol for Adults: Commonly Asked Questions

What dosage of Panadol should I take?

If you’re suffering from mild to moderate pain, Panadol can help give you some relief.

Panadol products for adults come in many different forms – tablets, soluble tablets and caplets.

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.

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.

Is it suitable to use Panadol for adults during pregnancy?

Of course, just like any other adult, pregnant women may experience pain from time to time – and there’s no need to suffer through it.

However, you should always consult your doctor before taking any medication while pregnant, including Panadol. Your doctor is the best person to advise you on whether using Panadol during pregnancy is suitable to use for you, how often you should take it (if at all), and what side effects you may be at risk of experiencing.

Learn more about using Panadol during pregnancy on our page below.

Can you use Panadol with other medication?

You should 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.

It is also not recommended that you take Panadol with any other paracetamol-containing medicine, even in adults. 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.

Can you take Panadol on an empty stomach?

Yes, Panadol can be taken with or without food.

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