Panadol Advance 500 mg Tablets are suitable for:
- tension headache
- rheumatic and muscle pain
- period pain.
Panadol Advance also relieve:
- Sore throat and fever
- The aches and pains of colds and flu
- Pain due to mild arthritis
Panadol Advance contains the active ingredient:
Paracetamol which is a pain killer and also reduces your temperature when you have a fever.
Why do I need this medicine?
Paracetamol helps relieve pain and fever.
How do I take this medicine?
Take this as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor. Never take more than 1000 mg at any one time and no more than 4 times in one day.
The dose for a child is different from the adult dose. Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.
Paracetamol may be taken with or without food. If you need pain relief fast, take it on an empty stomach as food may slow down the absorption of Paracetamol from the stomach.
You may stop taking Paracetamol when you have no more pain or fever. Take it only when you need to.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some formulations of painkillers or muscle relaxants may contain Paracetamol as one of the ingredients. Do not take this medicine with other products that contain Paracetamol.
Avoid long-term use of any painkillers, including Paracetamol.
What side effects could I experience?
Side effects with Paracetamol are not common and may include rashes and other allergic reactions. However, do alert your doctor if you experience rashes that worsen or do not disappear after a few days.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Paracetamol if you have liver or kidney failure.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Paracetamol 500mg formulated for rapid absorption
Treatment of painful and febrile conditions
Adults and children 12 years and over: Two tablets every 4 hours as required. Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6-12 years: half to 1 tablet 3-4 times daily as required. No more than 4 tablets in 24 hours. Do not give for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.