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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Panadol® Capsules
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine. This medicine is available without
prescription, but you still need to use Panadol Capsules carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions or if there is anything you do not understand, ask your pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Panadol Capsules do
2. Check before you take Panadol Capsules
3. How to take Panadol Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Panadol Capsules
6. Further information

1. What Panadol Capsules do
Panadol Capsules are used for the relief of headache, tension headache, migraine, backache, rheumatic and muscle
pain, toothache and period pain. They also relieve sore throat and the fever, aches and pains of colds and flu. The active
ingredient is paracetamol which is a painkiller and also reduces your temperature when you have a fever.

2. Check before you take Panadol Capsules
Do not take Panadol Capsules:
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol or to any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• if you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.
Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
• if you have liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease.
If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these capsules if you are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly
metoclopromide or domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or colestyramine (to lower blood
cholesterol). If you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin) and you need to take a pain reliever on a
daily basis, talk to your doctor because of the risk of bleeding. But you can still take occasional doses of Panadol Capsules
at the same time as anticoagulants.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Panadol Capsules if you are pregnant. You can take this products whilst breast feeding.

3. How to take Panadol Capsules
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Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 16 years and over:
Swallow 2 capsules every 4 hours as needed. Do not take more than 8 capsules in 24 hours.
Children aged 12-15 years:
Swallow 1 capsule every 4 hours as needed. Do not take more than 4 capsules in 24 hours.

● Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
● Do not take more than the recommended dose.
● Do not give to children under 12 years.

If you take too many capsules
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel well, because of the risk of
delayed, serious, liver damage.
If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Panadol Capsules can have side effects, but not everybody gets them. A small number of people have
had side effects.
Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience:

Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching sometimes with swelling of the mouth or face or
shortness of breath
Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers
Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them before when taking other painkillers
such as ibuprofen and aspirin
Unexplained bruising or bleeding
Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.

If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Panadol Capsules
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.

6. Further information
Active ingredient: Each capsule contains Paracetamol 500mg.
Other ingredients: Maize starch, magnesium stearate, gelatin and colours titanium dioxide (E 171), erythrosine (E 127) and
patent blue V (E 131), shellac, propylene glycol and black iron oxide (E 172).
Packs of Panadol Capsules contain 16 capsules.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8
9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is Glaxo Wellcome Production, Z.I. du Terras, Mayenne, France.
This leaflet was last revised in April 2017.
Panadol is a registered trade mark owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies.

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