57points

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets

56points

Panadol Extra Soluble

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
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Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets vs Panadol Extra Soluble

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble

Why is Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets better than Panadol Extra Soluble?

  • 8 more pills in the box
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    32vs24
  • 8mg more codeine content
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    8mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to dizziness
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Why is Panadol Extra Soluble better than Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets?

  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • Is soluble in water
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Targets migraines
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

8

8

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
2.pills per box

32

24

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
3.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.Is suitable for pregnant women
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
This product can be taken by pregnant women without any known adverse effects.
6.Is soluble in water
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
2.paracetamol

500mg

500mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
3.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
4.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
5.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
6.codeine

8mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
3.Targets muscular pain
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
4.Targets headaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
5.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
6.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Panadol Extra Soluble
Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.

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