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PANADOL REGULAR TABLETS

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PANAFLEX PAIN RELIEF PATCH

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PANADOL EXTEND CAPLETS

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PANADOL SOLUBLE

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PANADOL MENSTRUAL

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PANADOL ACTIFAST TABLETS

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PANADOL EXTRA CAPLETS

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PANADOL ACTIFAST COMPACT

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PANADOL CHILDREN’S BABY DROPS FOR INFANTS 1 MONTH – 2 YEARS

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PANADOL CHILDREN SUSPENSION (1-6 YEARS)

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CHILDREN’S PANADOL CHEWABLE TABLETS

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PANADOL CHILDREN SUSPENSION 6+

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Panadol Regular Tablets

MAL19950080XRZ

PANADOL OPTIZORB CAPLETS

  • Caplets
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Panaflex Pain Relief Patch

MAL09032037XR

PANAFLEX PAIN RELIEF PATCH

  • Patch
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Panadol Extend Caplets

MAL06030845XRZ

PANADOL EXTEND CAPLETS

  • Caplets
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Panadol Soluble

MAL 19930450XRZ

PANADOL SOLUBLE

  • Soluble
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Panadol Menstrual

MAL19961356XR

PANADOL MENSTRUAL

  • Caplets
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Panadol Actifast Tablets

MAL20033521XRZ

PANADOL ACTIFAST

  • Caplets
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Panadol Extra Caplets

MAL12035013XR

PANADOL EXTRA CAPLETS

  • Caplets
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Panadol Actifast Compact

MAL20033521XRZ

PANADOL ACTIFAST COMPACT

  • Caplets
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Panadol Children’s Baby Drops For Infants 1 Month – 2 Years

MAL19940228XRZ

PANADOL CHILDREN’S BABY DROPS FOR INFANTS 1 MONTH – 2 YEARS

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Panadol Children Suspension (1-6 Years)

MAL05041840XRZ

PANADOL CHILDREN SUSPENSION (1-6 YEARS)

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Children’s Panadol Chewable Tablets

MAL19950682XRZ

CHILDREN’S PANADOL CHEWABLE TABLETS

  • Tablet/Soluble
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Panadol Children Suspension 6+

MAL05051051XRZ

PANADOL CHILDREN SUSPENSION 6+

  • Liquid
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FAQ

In Malaysia, an overwhelming 65% avoid pain relievers due to worries about their side effects.1 These people may eventually take medicines if their headaches persist, but only 46% are treating pain at the first sign.2

Here are some FAQs on the common misconceptions surrounding paracetamol.

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Does paracetamol linger long after taking it, causing harm to one’s body?

When taken as directed, a dose of Paracetamol, the active ingredient in Panadol, is eliminated from the body within 24 hours in most healthy people3. The approximate mid-point elimination half-life of paracetamol (at 2.5 hours) is shorter than that of the caffeine (65mg) in a typical cup of coffee after oral administration (at 5 hours) in most healthy adults4,5,6,7,8.

This indicates that a healthy body takes a longer time to eliminate the caffeine in a typical cup of coffee as compared to paracetamol.

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Can you become dependent on, and eventually be addicted to, paracetamol?

Paracetamol does not cause dependency and is non-addictive.9 Panadol is suitable when used as directed. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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Over time, do you have to take larger doses because your body builds up a tolerance to paracetamol?

When used as directed, the body does not build tolerance to paracetamol. It is effective at the same dose each time.

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References:

  1. Panadol UA Studies MYH April 15, slides 24 (based on sample survey size of 1,009 in Malaysia)
  2. Panadol UA Studies MYH April 15, slide 16 (based on sample survey size of 1,009 in Malaysia)
  3. Martindale: (The Complete Drug Reference). Paracetamol Page 37.(Available at :-  https://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/martindale/2009/2679-p.htm,  retrieved 10th March 2016)
  4. Martindale: (The Complete Drug Reference). Paracetamol Page 37.(Available at :-  https://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/martindale/2009/2679-p.htm,  retrieved 10th March 2016)
  5. Martindale:(The Complete Drug Reference) Caffeine Page 33(Available at :-  https://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/martindale/2009/ms-621-x.htm, retrieved 10th March 2016)
  6. Derry CJ, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014; 12: CD009281
  7. US FDA. Medicines in my home: Caffeine and your body. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/UCM200805.pdf (Accessed May 06, 2016)
  8. GSK study A6480791 on file
  9. Panadol UA Studies MYH April 15, slides 11-12 (based on sample survey size of 1,009 in Malaysia)
  10. Panadol UA Studies MYH April 15, slides 17 (based on sample survey size of 1,009 in Malaysia)