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Panadol Ultra
Panadol Ultra
Top 20%35 points
Top 20%

Panadol Ultra review: 31 facts and highlights

1. Targets toothaches

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
Panadol Ultra
58% have it

2. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Panadol Ultra
65% have it

3. maximum capsules daily

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
8
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

4. paracetamol

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.
500mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

5. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

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.
Panadol Ultra
96% have it

6. ibuprofen

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.
0mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg

7. consecutive days

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
3
Tylenol PM: 14

8. Not linked to tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
Panadol Ultra
40% have it

9. Has more than one active ingredient

The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.
Panadol Ultra
51% have it

10. Targets headaches

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.
Panadol Ultra

11. Targets migraines

A migraine is a very severe headache, often accompanied with other sensory signs such as flashing lights, blind spots, tingling and light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers often struggle to find adequate relief.
Panadol Ultra
41% have it

12. Is available over-the-counter

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

13. Not linked to anemia in case of overdose

Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
Panadol Ultra
36% have it

14. codeine

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.
12.8mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg

15. Not linked to heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
Panadol Ultra
45% have it

16. Not linked to blurred vision

The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
Panadol Ultra
48% have it

17. Targets rheumatic pain

Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
Panadol Ultra
37% have it

18. Treats sciatica

Sciatica refers to a range of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the spinal nerve roots (e.g. as a result of a hernia). It can cause lower back pain, as well as numbness, tingling and difficulty controlling the legs.
Panadol Ultra
4% have it

19. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Panadol Ultra
88% have it

20. No naproxen-associated heart risk

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
Panadol Ultra
94% have it

21. pills per box

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.
20
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365

22. Can be taken on an empty stomach

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.
Panadol Ultra
31% have it

23. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
12years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years

24. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome

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.
Panadol Ultra
76% have it

25. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg

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