Adult and child free from pain and fever

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 or acetaminophen is one of the most used analgesic and antipyretic over-the-counter drugs.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. muscular and joint pains, headaches and dysmenorrhoea).

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Can be taken on an empty stomach

Paracetamol does not compromise the stomach’s protective lining and can be taken even on an empty stomach or by those at risk of stomach ulcers.4,5*

Innovative technology

  • Optizorb technology

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    Optizorb technology contains three main ingredients which are alginic acid, calcium carbonate and crospovidone that help speed the breakdown of paracetamol tablets in the stomach.6,7

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  • Revolutionary bi-layer technology

    Bi-layer technology

    The bi-layer technology uses two formulations – an immediate release layer on the outside of the caplet and a second underlying layer that delivers the remaining paracetamol for up to 8 hours of pain relief.8

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The Panadol range includes products with innovative technology for faster disintegration and absorption5,8 and, in combination with other ingredients such as caffeine to effectively handle tough pains.10-15

Panadol offers a range of solutions for individual patient needs

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Panadol Advance

  • Paracetamol is rapidly and almost completely absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract.9
  • Early absorption of paracetamol (fraction of dose over the first 60 minutes) is 32% greater from Panadol Advance compared to standard paracetamol tablet.9
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Panadol Extra

The combination of paracetmol and caffeine is a well established analgesic combination.16

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Panadol Joint

The sustained release tablet releases drug at a rate which ensures therapeutically active plasma paracetamol concentrations are rapidly attained and maintained until up to 8 hours after administration.17

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.19Discover more about fever in adults and children including how to assess fever, “red flag” symptoms and its management.

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Woman with a headache

Headache disorders

Headache disorders, characterised by recurrent episode of headaches, 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, “red flag” symptoms and how to manage them.

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