Panadol Extra Tablet is indicated for the treatment of ear pain, headache, periods pain, headache, joint pain, toothache, fever, cold, flu, fatigue and other conditions.
In this article
- Side effects
- Prohibitions/ Contraindications
Panadol Extra Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Panadol Extra Tablet contains Caffeine and Paracetamol as active ingredients. It is available in tablet form.
Detailed information related to Panadol Extra Tablet’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Panadol Extra Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- ear ache
- period pain
- joint pain
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Panadol Extra Tablet.
This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some side effects are rare, but can be serious.
Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- liver damage
- to feel sick
- reddening of the skin
- allergic reactions
- shortness of breath
- facial swelling
- blood cell abnormalities
- liver toxicity
- low white blood cells
- acute renal tubular necrosis
- blood dyscrasias
- chronic arterial stiffness
- gastrointestinal motility
- gastric acid secretion
- congenital malformations
- miscarriage or growth retardation
If you notice any side effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You can also report side effects to your local food and drug management officer.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor about your current medications, over the counter products (eg: vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (eg: pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). provide information. Certain health conditions can make you more vulnerable to the side effects of the medicine. Take the medicine as directed by your doctor or follow the directions printed on the product. The dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if your condition gets worse. The important counseling points are listed below.
- Have symptoms for more than 3 days
- Avoid if you are allergic to paracetamol
- Limit the use of other caffeinated foods and beverages
- Throw away the remaining solution after applying the required amount
- Take medicine only at recommended dosage
- Protect the medicine from exposure to extreme heat
- premature asphyxia of newborns
- Do not take paracetamol if you drink alcoholic beverages every day
- use by expiration date
Interactions with Panadol Extra Tablet
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Panadol Extra Tablet may change. This may increase your risk of side effects or cause your medicine to not work properly. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using so that your doctor can help you avoid drug interactions. Panadol Extra Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Interfer with certain laboratory tests
- Juxtapid mipomersen
When not to use Panadol Extra Tablet
Hypersensitivity to Panadol Extra Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Panadol Extra Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- hepatic impairment
Composition and Active Ingredients
Panadol Extra Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in different strengths for each of the active ingredients listed above.
Packages and Capabilities
Panadol Extra Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Panadol Extra Tablet Packages: 500mg + 65mg Tablets in Alu/PVC Blister Pack x 10 (Box of 10 & 100)
frequently Asked question
Can Panadol Extra Tablet be used for ear pain and headache?
Yes, ear pain and headache are among the most common reported uses for Panadol Extra Tablet. Please do not use Panadol Extra Tablet for ear pain and headache without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Panadol Extra Tablet.
How long do I need to use Panadol Extra Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
TabletWise.com website users have reported within 2 hours and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvement of their conditions. These timings do not reflect what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Panadol Extra Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Panadol Extra Tablet.
At what frequency do I need to use Panadol Extra Tablet?
TabletWise.com website users have reported once a day and other as the most common frequency of using Panadol Extra Tablet. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how often you need to Panadol Extra Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Panadol Extra Tablet.
Should I use this product on an empty stomach before or after meals?
TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported using Panadol Extra Tablet after food. However, it does not indicate how you should take this medicine. Follow your doctor’s advice on how you should take this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Panadol Extra Tablet.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery while using this product?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Panadol Extra Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. If the medicine makes you sleepy, dizzy, or if your blood pressure drops too low, you should not drive. Pharmacists recommend not drinking alcohol with medications because alcohol intensifies the side effects of sleep. Please check for these effects on your body when using Panadol Extra Tablet. Always consult your doctor to get suggestions as per your body and health condition.
Can this drug or product become addictive or habit-forming?
Most drugs do not have the potential for addictive abuse. Typically, the government classifies addictive drugs as controlled substances. For example, Schedule H or X in India and Schedule II-V in America. Please refer to the product package to ensure that your medicine does not belong to any such specific class of drugs. Finally, don’t self-medicate without a doctor’s advice and don’t increase your body’s dependence on drugs.
Can I stop using this product immediately or do I have to reduce use gradually?
Some drugs need to be discontinued gradually or cannot be stopped immediately because of adverse effects. Please consult your doctor to get suggestions as per your body, health and other medicines you are using.
Other important Information on Panadol Extra Tablet missed dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you regularly forget to take your doses, set an alarm or ask a family member to remind you. If you have recently missed multiple doses, please consult your doctor to discuss changes in timing and new timings to make up for the missed medicines.
Overdosage of Panadol Extra Tablet
Do not take more than the prescribed dosage. Using too much medicine will not improve your symptoms, but it can lead to toxicity or serious side effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Panadol Extra Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home.
Carry the medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors get the information they need.
- Never give your medicines to other people if you know someone has the same condition as you or thinks they have the same condition as you. This can lead to an overdose of the drug.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist or product package for more details.
Storage of Panadol Extra Tablet
- Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not put medicines in the freezer unless directed to do so according to the package on the inside. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
- Do not flush the medicine down the toilet or drain unless instructed to do so. Drugs thrown in this way can harm the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Panadol Extra Tablet.
Expired Panadol Extra Tablet
Taking a single dose of expired Panadol Extra Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please contact your major health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel sick or restless. Expired medicines may be ineffective at treating your conditions as directed. To avoid the risk, it is important not to take the expired medicine. If you have a chronic illness that requires ongoing medication, such as heart disease, epilepsy, and life-threatening allergies, it is much safer to get in touch with your major health care provider so that you have a new supply of medicines available. Do you