Panadol/Panadol Optizorb

Panadol/Panadol Optizorb

paracetamol

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Paracetamol
Indications/Uses
Panadol Relief of headache, backache, period pain & aches due to cold & flu, pain related to mild arthritis & fever. Panadol Optizorb Relief of fever, headache, migraine, sore throat & toothache.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Panadol tab Adult 1-2 tab 4-6 hrly. Max: 8 tab daily. Panadol caplet Adult 1-1½ caplet 4-6 hrly. Max: 6 caplet daily. Panadol Optizorb Adult including elderly & childn ≥12 yr 1-2 caplet every 4-6 hr. Max: 8 caplets daily. Childn 9-11 yr 1 caplet, 6-8 yr ½ caplet. Not >4 doses in 24-hr period.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if severe skin reactions occur. Severe infection; underwt or malnourished; patients w/ alcohol dependence. May cause allergic reactions due to Na methyl-, ethyl- & propyl-parahydroxybenzoates. Not to be used w/ other paracetamol-containing drugs. Renal or hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended in childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling or mouth ulcers; unexplained bruising or bleeding.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced anticoagulant effects of warfarin & other coumarins (long-term use).
ATC Classification
N02BE01 - paracetamol ; Belongs to the class of anilide preparations. Used to relieve pain and fever.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Panadol caplet 650 mg
Packing/Price
80's
Form
Panadol tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
150's;30's;50's
Form
Panadol Optizorb caplet 500 mg
Packing/Price
144's;36's
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