58points

Panadol Advance

58points

Panadol Extra Advance

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Panadol Advance
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Panadol Advance vs Panadol Extra Advance

Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance
58
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58
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Why is Panadol Advance better than Panadol Extra Advance?

  • Not linked to shortness of breath
  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
  • Not linked to dizziness
  • Not linked to blurred vision
  • Targets muscular pain
  • 6years lower age requirement
    6yearsvs12years
  • Not linked to dependency

Why is Panadol Extra Advance better than Panadol Advance?

  • 65mg more caffeine content
    65mgvs0mg
  • 4 more consecutive days
    7vs3
  • Has more than one active ingredient
  • Is suitable for diabetics

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.

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St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg

48

2.Is available over-the-counter
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

3.minimum age requirements

6years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

Best

Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension

0.08years

4.Not linked to dependency
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

5.shelf life

36months

24months

This is how long the product can be stored before you should throw it away, as measured in months. A long shelf life is desirable if you take it infrequently.

Best

Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

48months

6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

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.

Best

Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

684mg

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.

Best

Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.aspirin

0mg

0mg

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

Best

Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

4.codeine

0mg

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.

Best

Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

5.caffeine

0mg

65mg

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

Best

Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

6.naproxen

0mg

0mg

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

Best

Dolormin GS mit Naproxen

250mg

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.

2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

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.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

4.Recommended for sore throats
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

Sore throats are usually caused by painful inflammation of the tonsils, larynx or pharynx. A common manifestation of a sore throat is pain when swallowing.

5.Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.

6.Not linked to shortness of breath
Panadol Advance
Panadol Extra Advance

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.

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