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PANADOL ORIGINAL TABLETS

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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3. How to take Panadol Original Tablets
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

Panadol Original Tablets 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 and are recommended for the
relief of pain due to mild arthritis.
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 Original Tablets


Do not take Panadol Original Tablets:
• 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 suffer from mild arthritis and need to take painkillers every day.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any prescribed medicines;
particularly metoclopramide 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 Original Tablets at the same time as anticoagulants.

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Panadol Original Tablets if you are pregnant. You can take this product
whilst breast feeding.

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If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

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Market Trade Name:
Panadol
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Like all medicines, Panadol Original 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.

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OTC.LT.002

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

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1. What Panadol Original Tablets do

Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is because too much
paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.

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5. How to store Panadol Original Tablets

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.

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6. Further information

Active ingredient: Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg.
Other ingredients: Maize starch, potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc, stearic acid, povidone, starch
pregelatinised, hypromellose, triacetin.
Panadol Original Tablets are white film-coated capsule shaped tablets, with a triangular logo debossed on
one side and a break line on the other side. Packs of Panadol Original Tablets contain 4, 6, 12, 16, 24, 30 or 32
tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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1. What Panadol Original Tablets do
2. Check before you take Panadol Original Tablets
3. How to take Panadol Original Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Panadol Original Tablets
6. Further information

If you take too many tablets

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The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all
enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Limited, Knockbrack, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland
or Omega Pharma Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG Benzstraße 25, 71083 Herrenberg, Germany
or S.C. Europharm S.A.,2 Panselelor St., Brasov, County of Brasov, Code 500419, Romania.
This leaflet was last revised in September 2014.
Panadol and the Triangle Device are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

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• Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.
• Do not give to children under 6 years.

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Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Give ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not give for more than 3 days at a time unless your doctor tells you to.

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 Original 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.

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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 Original 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:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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

1. What Panadol Original Tablets do

Panadol Original Tablets 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 and are recommended
for the relief of pain due to mild arthritis.
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 Original Tablets
Do not take Panadol Original Tablets:
• 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 suffer from mild arthritis and need to take painkillers every day.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any prescribed
medicines; particularly metoclopramide 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 Original
Tablets at the same time as anticoagulants.

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Panadol Original Tablets if you are pregnant. You can take this
product whilst breast feeding.
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3. How to take Panadol Original Tablets




Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.






Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Give ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed.
Do not give more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not give for more than 3 days at a time unless your doctor tells you to.





• Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.
• Do not give to children under 6 years.

If you take too many tablets

Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is
because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.
If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Panadol Original 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 get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Panadol Original Tablets

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.

6. Further information

Active ingredient: Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg.
Other ingredients: Maize starch, potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc, stearic acid, povidone,
starch pregelatinised, hypromellose, triacetin.
Panadol Original Tablets are white film-coated capsule shaped tablets, with a triangular logo
debossed on one side and a break line on the other side. Packs of Panadol Original Tablets contain
4, 6, 12, 16, 24, 30 or 32 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Brentford,
TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Limited, Knockbrack, Dungarvan,
County Waterford, Ireland or Omega Pharma Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG Benzstraße 25,
71083 Herrenberg, Germany or S.C. Europharm S.A., 2 Panselelor St., Brasov, County of Brasov,
Code 500419, Romania.
This leaflet was last revised in September 2014.
Panadol and the Triangle Device are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

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