Panadol Extra Relief For Stronger Pain (20Caps)
- Provides stronger pain relief
- Absorbed faster for relief of tough pain, such as bad headache, backache and toothache
- Gentle on the stomach and leaves the body naturally
Residues leave your body after taking effect when taken as directed
Warning: Last items in stock!
Panadol extra contain two active ingredients, paracetamol (500mg) and caffeine (65mg).
Paracetamol is thought to relieve pain by reducing the production of prostaglandins in the brain and spinal cord. Prostaglandins sensitise nerve endings, causing pain. By reducing their production paracetamol is thought to increase our pain threshold, so that although the cause of the pain remains, we can feel it less.
It is thought paracetamol reduces fever by affecting an area of the brain that regulates our body temperature (the hypothalamic heat-regulating center).
Paracetamol is about as effective as aspirin or ibuprofen at relieving mild to moderate pain and fever, but unlike these it has no anti-inflammatory effect.
Caffeine is a mild stimulant that helps reduce fatigue. Caffeine is also thought to enhance the painkilling effect of paracetamol.
Panadol extra have been specially formulated to allow the paracetamol to be absorbed into the bloodstream faster than standard paracetamol tablets or capsules.
How do I take Panadol extra?
- Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over should take two tablets up to four times a day as needed.
- Leave at least four hours between doses. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
- Panadol extra should be dissolved in a glass of water before taking.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose (see warnings below).
- If symptoms persist despite treatment, get medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
What should I know before taking Panadol extra?
- An overdose of paracetamol is dangerous and capable of causing serious damage to the liver and kidneys. You should never exceed the dose stated in the information supplied with this medicine. Get immediate medical advice in the event of an overdose with Panadol extra, even if you feel well, because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage.
- Alcohol increases the risk of liver damage that can occur if an overdose of paracetamol is taken. The hazards of paracetamol overdose are greater in persistent heavy drinkers and in people with alcoholic liver disease.
- Since Panadol extra contains caffeine, you should avoid drinking lots of caffeine-containing drinks, eg tea, coffee, cola, while you are taking it. Excessive caffeine consumption can cause insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, headaches and palpitations.
- Consult your doctor if your headaches become persistent. Taking a painkiller for headaches or migraine too often or for too long can actually make them worse.