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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Panadol® Extra Tablets
Paracetamol + Caffeine

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 Extra Tablets 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:


What Panadol Extra Tablets do
Check before you take Panadol Extra Tablets
How to take Panadol Extra Tablets
Possible side effects
How to store Panadol Extra Tablets
Further information

1. What Panadol Extra Tablets do
Panadol Extra Tablets are used for the relief of headache, migraine, backache,
rheumatic pain, toothache and period pain. They also relieve the fever aches
and pains of colds and flu.
The tablets contain two active ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller and
reduces your temperature when you have a fever. Caffeine acts to further
help the effectiveness of paracetamol.

2. Check before you take Panadol Extra Tablets

if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, caffeine or to any
of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
if you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.

Do not take Panadol Extra Tablets:

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 tablets 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 Extra Tablets at the same time as anticoagulants.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Due to the caffeine content of this product it should not be used if you are
pregnant or breast feeding.

3. How to take Panadol Extra Tablets
< symbol> Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed.

● Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
● Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
● Do not take more than the recommended dose.
● Do not give to children under 12 years.
● Avoid too much caffeine in drinks like coffee and tea.
High caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, shaking and
an uncomfortable feeling in the chest.

If you take too many tablets

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 Extra Tablets 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 Extra Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Store below 25°C.

6. Further information
Active ingredients: Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500mg and Caffeine 65 mg.
Other ingredients: Starch pregelatinised, maize starch, polyvinyl pyrrolidone,
potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium,
hypromellose and triacetin.
Packs of Panadol Extra Tablets contain 8, 12, 16 or 32 tablets.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
(UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, UK. and all enquiries should be
sent to this address.
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Ltd. Co. Waterford, Ireland or
GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co. KG, Benzstraße 25, 71083, Herrenberg, Germany.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2016.
Panadol is a registered trade mark owned by or licensed to the GSK group of

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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