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With a presence in over 80 countries, paracetamol in Panadol is one of the world’s most trusted pain relievers.1,2

Panadol with paracetamol

Paracetamol chemical structure


Globally, paracetamol is one of the most used analgesic and antipyretic over-the-counter medicines.3

Paracetamol + caffeine chemical structure

Multi-component paracetamol preparations

Paracetamol is currently formulated as a single compound or as an active ingredient of multi-component preparations in combination with active ingredients1 to provide relief from fever and different types of pain (e.g. headaches, migraine headaches, muscular and joint pains, and period pain).

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Can be taken on an empty stomach*

Controlled clinical trials have found that paracetamol tablets are gentle on the stomach*.4

Innovative technology

  • Optizorb technology

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    Optizorb technology contains ingredients including alginic acid and calcium carbonate that help speed the breakdown of paracetamol tablets in the stomach.5,6

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  • Bi-layer technology

    Bi-layer technology

    The modified release formulation uses bi-layer technology that provides immediate and sustained release of paracetamol for up to 8 hours of pain relief.7,8

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The Panadol range includes products with innovative technology for faster disintegration and absorption5,6¶ and, in combination with other ingredients such as caffeine to effectively handle tough pains.9

Panadol offers a range of solutions for individual patient needs

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Panadol with Optizorb

Absorbed faster compared to standard paracetamol tablets. 5,6¶

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Panadol Rapid

Absorbed 2X faster than standard Panadol tablets, Panadol Rapid offers fast pain relief of acute pain.10,11†

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Panadol Extra

Fights 5 types of tough pain - migraine headache,  tension headache,  period pain,  dental pain and muscle aches and pains.9

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Children’s Panadol

Children's Panadol contains paracetamol for the treatment of fever and mild to moderate pain in children.12-14  Paracetamol can be used from 1 month of age.15-17

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Panadol Osteo

Bi-layer formulation provides immediate and sustained release of paracetamol for relief of osteoarthritis pain for up to 8 hours.7,8

Panadol in practice

Man relieved of joint pains

Joint pain & osteoarthritis

Based on the 2018 Global Pain Index (GPI), 92% of 24,000 people surveyed around the world suffered from some pain and 87% experienced joint pain.18 Discover more about joint and osteoarthritic pain including signs and symptoms and, how to manage them.

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Child with fever


Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.19 Discover more about fever in adults and children including how to assess fever, “red flag” symptoms and its management.

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Headache disorders

Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system, and can be painful and disabling to sufferers.20 Find out more about tension-type headaches and migraines, “red flag” symptoms and how to manage them.

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