Panadol

What is Panadol?

Panadol is one of GlaxoSmithKline's trade names for paracetamol (INN) ( or ) or acetaminophen (USAN) , which is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). According to GlaxoSmithKline, Panadol is marketed in 85 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Pakistan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, Malta, and Uruguay.

Questions and answers on "Panadol"

hi dr, im 22 years old i have an abnormal type of flue,at first i had runny itchy nose i took panadol flue pills for 2 days and now i m feeling so exteremly tired with less runny nose, i always feel sleepy,lazy,tired,i also have dry mouth and urinate alot and all my body feel so down NB: i started smoking since i was 17 but stopped now just 2 weeks from now , does that have an effect.

doctor1 MD

Panadol flu contains pseudoephedrine which can make you feel tired and sleepy all the time.

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Hi, I had last night,what I think was a rigor attack. I would say it lasted about 15 mins. I took 2 500m Panadol tablets to reduce my temperature and went to bed. I was shivering in bed for a while, say 5 mins. and they then subsided. I was also very hot and did not get much sleep. Today, I feel a bit better and am continuing to take panadol. If I have another incident, should I seek medical advice and see my Doctor?

Many thanks,

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome at HCM.

I have read your query.

Present incidence of shivering should be most probably due to an infection.
Yes,It is very necessary that you should consult to your general physician if you have another episode of fever or shivering.Your doctor will prescribe you some blood...

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hi my name is michael, i have problem with my feet . back in 1995 i broke my left ankle it took 27 weeks to heel and continue to do normal activities, also in 2007 i broke my right ankle that took 7 weeks to heel .when i spend over 2 hours on my feet walking or doing my job they swell up and give me alot of pain my right ankle gives me the most greef. when this happens i take panadol, wrap my ankles with ice cold water soaked tea towels. my weight is 199kilos . what can be done about this if anything

doctor1 MD

Hi ! Good afternoon. I am Dr Shareef answering your query.

The first thing you should concentrate is towards reduction in your weight. You might have to consult a dietician and a physician on this. Our legs take the total load of our body, and so they ache.

In your case it is more so because of...

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My 22month old is getting her two year old molar on the right side. And has been putting her fingers in her mouth saying saw but this afternoon every time she ate she would cry and say Ouch. I looked her mouth and noticed she has reddish spots on the front of tongue . I gave her some panadol to help with pain, and she went to sleep but now is stirring alot in bed i tried to check in her mouth again and they seem to be getting worse. Not sure what they are or what to do. Please help.

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for the query
Apply Zytee gel on the affected area, repeat it 3-4 hrly. It will definitely work. Avoid touching the area by unclean hand.
With regards

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Hi, I am 5/6weeks pregnant and took some cold and flu tablets containing, pseudophedrine hydrochloride , paracetamol and Chlorpheniramine Maleate. (Panadol Cold and Flu). is that very harmful to my baby?

doctor1 MD

thanks for choosing health care majic.During early months of pregnancy pl.avoid as many medicines as you can,and never without consulting your doctor.This kind of drugs that you mentioned are not harmful in one or two tablets dose.But if you have problem pl.see your doctor and then take any...

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my 1.5 month old baby is having fever now with temperature 38.5 degrees taken from the ear and have been passing sticky green stool, looking rather tired and sleepy mostly today, hardly crying. I have gave him his first dose of baby panadol an hour ago. How long should i wait for if his temperature doesn't come down to see a doctor. Is it serious?

doctor1 MD

Dear parent, if your child is sleepy and hardly crying then these are signs of dehydration . dehydration due to diarrhea could be serious. you need to give him oral rehydration solution as soon as possible 5 tea spoons for every pound of his weight with every motion of diarrhea . also make sure...

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hai doctor
i am from indian but staying in riyadh ,my son is turning to 2 years this month.problem is that he is having small lymphnode enlargemt noticed behind his ears from his 6 monts,now multiple small enlargement noticed in both inguinal region also,he was suffering frm allergic cough,fever always ,shown to doctors ,,he was recieved so many bottles panadol syrup,varities of antibiotics ,nebulizations,mucolytes etc atleast once or twice in a month especially in cold season....now we came for vacation in kerala.we consulted some pediatric doctors for this enlargement.adviced to do wbc,HB,BLOOD PERIPHERAL ETC..TLC COUNT 0000,STARTED AGAIN ANTIBIOTICS(CEFIXIME) adviced to do biopsy...we took second opinion by pediatric surgeon..adviced to do USG abdomen,reveals mild enlargement..but blood peripheral smear is negative.so he adviced to wait and observe for the size increase of lymph node behind ears,sir pls reply me why my son,s liver enlarged..because of overuse of antibiotics ,panadol etc,,,or any other diseases.....pls reply me..we will wait or wat

doctor1 MD

Hi dear

Welcome to the platform of health care magic.

As you have narrated all the symptoms and events.It gives me a picture of recurrent allergic bronchitis along with some chronic infection (probably some granulomatous disease).

Which has to ruled out by some specific investigations like...

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I fell down from staircase on 31st of October 2013 . X- ray showed hair line fracture in the left 8th and 9th ribs. It took me 6 weeks to recover from the sever pain .On 17th of December 2013 I had very bad cold with cough and fever. . At present no fever, less cough, but still have sever pain in the ribs . X RAY of the chest on 12th of January showed:--
1- Healing fractures in poster lateral parts of the left 8th and 9th ribs. Fracture lines still seen. No other rib cage abnormality is seen.
2- Subtle ill defined haziness at the lt. base latterly, resolving PNEUMONIC PATCH. Other lung fields are clear. No PLEURAL FLUID. Normal Hilar shadows.
3- Heart Size on the Upper Limit of Normal.
4- Classification Noted in the Aortic Arch.
5- Surgical clips seen in the right side of the neck,(Thyroid Surgery)
6- Surgical clips seen in the right,side Hypochondrium. ( Due to Gall Bladder operation). suggest Cholecystomy.
At present i am in sever ribs pain , taking Panadol tablets for pain and Voltaren suppositories (100mg) per day.

Q:- Do I need any further medication? Do I need to consult any other specialist? How long does it take to cure my ribs? What should i do and what should i avoid to speed up the remedy of my ribs ?

doctor1 MD

Hi there.

Multiple rib fractures usually heal in 2 to 3 months interms of pain relief provided one has taken proper rest , but they can be really annoying sometimes.
They usually heal by fibrous union, hence fracture line visibility at this stage is not a concern.
The main concern is your pain...

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doctor1 MD

my 1.5 month old baby is having fever now with temperature 38.5 degrees taken from the ear and have been passing sticky green stool, looking rather tired and sleepy mostly today, hardly crying. I have gave him his first dose of baby panadol an hour ago. How long should i wait for if his temperature doesn t come down to see a doctor. Is it serious?

doctor1 MD

I fell down from staircase on 31st of October 2013 . X- ray showed hair line fracture in the left 8th and 9th ribs. It took me 6 weeks to recover from the sever pain .On 17th of December 2013 I had very bad cold with cough and fever. . At present no fever, less cough, but still have sever pain in the ribs . X RAY of the chest on 12th of January showed:--
1- Healing fractures in poster lateral parts of the left 8th and 9th ribs. Fracture lines still seen. No other rib cage abnormality is seen.
2- Subtle ill defined haziness at the lt. base latterly, resolving PNEUMONIC PATCH. Other lung fields are clear. No PLEURAL FLUID. Normal Hilar shadows.
3- Heart Size on the Upper Limit of Normal.
4- Classification Noted in the Aortic Arch.
5- Surgical clips seen in the right side of the neck,(Thyroid Surgery)
6- Surgical clips seen in the right,side Hypochondrium. ( Due to Gall Bladder operation). suggest Cholecystomy.
At present i am in sever ribs pain , taking Panadol tablets for pain and Voltaren suppositories (100mg) per day.

Q:- Do I need any further medication? Do I need to consult any other specialist? How long does it take to cure my ribs? What should i do and what should i avoid to speed up the remedy of my ribs ?

doctor1 MD

hi my name is michael, i have problem with my feet . back in 1995 i broke my left ankle it took 27 weeks to heel and continue to do normal activities, also in 2007 i broke my right ankle that took 7 weeks to heel .when i spend over 2 hours on my feet walking or doing my job they swell up and give me alot of pain my right ankle gives me the most greef. when this happens i take panadol, wrap my ankles with ice cold water soaked tea towels. my weight is 199kilos . what can be done about this if anything

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