Panadol Extend Tablet contains Paracetamol as its active ingredient. Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is a widely used over-the-counter medication known for its analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties. Panadol Extend is an extended-release formulation, which means it provides a longer duration of action compared to immediate-release formulations.
- Pain Relief: Panadol Extend Tablet is commonly used to relieve mild to moderate pain conditions such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, and muscular aches.
- Fever Reduction: This medication is also effective in reducing fever associated with various illnesses or infections.
Panadol Extend Tablet is generally considered safe when used as directed, but some individuals may experience side effects. If any of the following side effects occur and persist or worsen, it is essential to seek medical attention:
- Common Side Effects:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Upset stomach or indigestion
- Skin rash or itching
- Serious Side Effects (Rare – Seek Immediate Medical Attention):
- Allergic reactions (severe skin rash, swelling of the face/tongue/throat)
- Unexplained bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (signs of liver problems)
When Not To Use:
Panadol Extend Tablet should not be used in the following situations:
- Allergy to Paracetamol: Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to Paracetamol or any other component of the product should avoid its use.
- Liver Disease: Those with severe liver disease or liver failure should not take Panadol Extend, as it may worsen the condition.
- Alcohol Consumption: Avoid using this medication in conjunction with alcohol, as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
- Other Medications Containing Paracetamol: If a person is already taking other medications containing Paracetamol, they should not take Panadol Extend simultaneously to avoid exceeding the recommended dose.
- G6PD Deficiency: People with Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency should avoid this medication, as it may cause hemolytic anemia in rare cases.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: While Paracetamol is generally considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding when used as directed, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before use.
Always follow the recommended dosage and do not exceed the maximum daily dose to prevent potential side effects and adverse reactions. If pain or fever persists or worsens despite using Panadol Extend, consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and appropriate management.