Panadol

1 What is Panadol?

Brand: Panadol, Tylenol, Q- Pap, Tempra

Generic: Acetaminophen

Panadol is a medication intended for the relief of mild to moderate pain. It is also used to relieve fever and inflammation. This drug is a peripherally acting analgesic.

Panadol is available in IV, rectal suppository, oral tablets and oral suspension.

Instructions

Acetaminophen is taken by mouth as directed every 4 to 6 hours for the relief of fever or pain. You should follow directions on the product information leaflet. Ask your doctor regarding any questions which you may have. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended.

If you are using suspensions, shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure the liquid medication with the provided dose-measuring spoon, dropper or syringe to make sure that you are giving the right dose. Do not use a simple household spoon.

In the case of acetaminophen rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow dissolving on the tongue, and then swallowing the tablet with or without water. In the case of chewable tablets, chew well before swallowing. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets.

For acetaminophen effervescent tablets, the tablet should be dissolved in the recommended amount of water before drinking.

If the condition does not improve or when the condition worsens, seek medical help immediately.

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Interactions

Acetaminophen may interact with drugs such as the following:

  • Blood thinners such as warfarin
  • Isoniazid
  • Other pain relievers, fever reducers, or cold products

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling of
  • Warnings

Before taking Panadol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following:

  • Allergy to acetaminophen
  • Liver disease
  • Regular use or abuse of alcohol
  • Diabetes
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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