The Panadol Tab 500mg 10's is a product manufactured by GSK Consumer Healthcare. It contains the active ingredient Paracetamol, which is commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Each tablet contains 500mg of Paracetamol.
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- Dosage: Follow the recommended dosage instructions provided on the packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Pain and Fever Relief: Panadol Tab 500mg is commonly used to alleviate mild to moderate pain and reduce fever. It's important not to exceed the recommended dosage.
- Avoid Overdose: Do not take more than the recommended dose, as overdosing on Paracetamol can be harmful to your liver.
- Consult a Doctor: If you have any underlying health conditions, are taking other medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using this product.
- Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. If any of these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.
- Skin Reactions: Rarely, skin reactions like severe blistering or peeling may occur. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional if you notice any unusual skin changes.
- Liver Issues: Taking too much Paracetamol can lead to liver damage. If you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, or persistent nausea, seek medical help promptly.
- Blood Disorders: In rare cases, Paracetamol can affect blood cells, potentially leading to disorders like thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) or leukopenia (low white blood cell count).
- Warfarin: Paracetamol may interact with blood-thinning medications like Warfarin, increasing the risk of bleeding. Consult a doctor before using both medications together.
- Alcohol: Consuming alcohol while taking Paracetamol can increase the risk of liver damage. It's best to avoid alcohol when using this medication.
- Other Pain Relievers: Using multiple pain relievers, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, that contain Paracetamol can lead to an overdose. Always read labels and avoid combining them.
Can I take Panadol with other pain relievers?
It's generally best to avoid taking multiple pain relievers that contain Paracetamol, as it can lead to an overdose. If you're considering using other pain relievers, consult a healthcare professional first.
How often can I take Panadol?
Follow the recommended dosage instructions on the packaging or as advised by a healthcare professional. Typically, there should be a minimum time gap between doses to avoid overdosing.
Can I give Panadol to my child?
Dosages for children vary based on their age and weight. Always refer to the pediatric dosage instructions on the packaging or consult a doctor before giving Panadol to children. Ensure you're using a formulation suitable for children, if available.