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Indications:
Migraine, Influenza, Fever, Toothache, Sore throat, Headache, Neuralgia, Cold, Backache, Analgesic, Antipyretic, Muscular pain, Rheumatic pain, Period pain,.

Panadol is Pakistan’s leading brand within the OTC analgesic segment. It is a trusted household name for effective relief against fever and pain and has been present in the market for over three decades. Panadol commands a strong medical equity and enjoys the confidence and trust of medical practitioners across Pakistan having the largest prescription base within the industry.

The Panadol range available in Pakistan includes products of varied strengths for different age groups and indications like Children’s Panadol Infant Drops, Children’s Panadol Liquid, Panadol, Panadol Extra. For full information about the product, refer to the product pack.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Panadol Paracetamol 500mg

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome severe

Uses of Panadol Paracetamol 500mg

What is it prescribed for?

  • Fever

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used to provide temporary relief from fever without treating the underlying cause.

  • Headache

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used to relieve acute headaches including a migraine.

  • Muscle Pain

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the muscles.

  • Menstrual Cramps

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycles in women.

  • Post Immunization Pyrexia

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used in the treatment of pain and fever that sets in after one has taken vaccinations.

  • Arthritis

    Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is used to relieve joint pain including mild to moderate pain in arthritis.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous injection, the pain-relieving action starts in 5-10 minutes. For fever reduction, the time taken is about 30 minutes.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your doctor. Oral administration of the medicine should be preferred over the intravenous route.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Monitor the infant for any undesired side effects and report any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant to the doctor immediately.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Panadol Paracetamol 500mg or any other components present along with it.

  • Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers.

  • Severe liver impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your doctor. Oral administration of the medicine should be preferred over the intravenous route.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Monitor the infant for any undesired side effects and report any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant to the doctor immediately.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Overdose

    This medicine is available in the market in various dosage forms. Read the label carefully before consuming this medicine to avoid overdosage. Overdose may result in liver damage. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of this medicine is suspected.

  • Liver Disease

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Chronic Malnutrition

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Oral and rectal forms: Since Panadol Paracetamol 500mg is administered as an when required, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low. If you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine, the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Since Panadol Paracetamol 500mg injection is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinical or hospital setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Oral and rectal forms: Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Panadol Paracetamol 500mg . Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Carbamazepine moderate
  • Phenytoin moderate
  • Sodium Nitrite severe
  • Leflunomide severe
  • Prilocaine severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic alcohol use due to the increased risk of serious liver injuries. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Oral forms: Take Panadol Paracetamol 500mg as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Usage should never exceed the recommended daily maximum dosage limit of 4 grams in a 24-hour time period. Rectal forms: Use Panadol Paracetamol 500mg exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than advised. Injection: Panadol Paracetamol 500mg should be administered by a trained healthcare professional as per the doctor's instructions. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

How it works

Panadol Paracetamol 500mg increases the pain threshold and decreases swelling. It also brings down elevated body temperature by acting on heat regulatory centers in the brain.

References

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

  • Duration of Effect

  • Safe with Alchohol?

  • Is it habit forming?

  • Usage in pregnancy?

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

  • Overdose

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Panadol Paracetamol 500mg. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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