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Panadol Caplets with Optizorb

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500mg Paracetamol

Panadol with Optizorb contains a patented delivery system which allows it to deliver paracetamol more efficiently* to the body, relieving pain whilst remaining gentle on stomachs.

*Faster absorption compared with regular paracetamol tablets

What does it relieve?

Headache/tension headache, toothache, cold & flu symptoms such as fever and headache, migraine headache, muscular aches, arthritis/osteoarthritis, backache, period pain. Panadol Caplets with Optizorb also reduce fever.

What's the format?

Caplets are oval shaped, as well as film-coated, making them easier to swallow and leaving no bitter aftertaste.

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Dosage information (Paracetamol 500 mg)

Age Dose How often
12 – Adult 1-2 caplet(s) Every 4-6 hours with water as required (maximum 8 tablets in 24 hours)
7 – 12 ½-1 caplet Every 4-6 hours with water as required (maximum 4 tablets in 24 hours)

Learn more about Panadol for adults.

Usage directions, ingredients and warnings

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

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Place caplet(s) in mouth and swallow down with water

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Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol

Further Information 

  • Also contains Hydroxybenzoates as preservative


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Incorrect use could be harmful.


If you would like any further information regarding Panadol products, please call our INFOLINE New Zealand on 0800 540 144.

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