Quick facts

  • Pain due to arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Migraine
  • Pain associated with gout
  • Muscle spasm
  • To get rid of mild to moderate fever
  • Bone pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Pain associated with fractures
  • Back pain
  • Pain due to frozen shoulder
  • Neck pain
  • Bursitis

Panadol Extend Tablet

by GSK

Panadol is a painkiller that is indicated for the treatment of fever, muscular aches, headaches, etc.

Rs. 121.62
Rs. 121.62

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Panadol Extend Uses

Panadol Extend is a painkiller. It works by stopping the production of chemicals that lead to pain in the body. It is a widely used over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Panadol can be used in conditions such as migraine, joint pain, back pain, etc. It can also be taken to reduce fever.

Panadol Extend Tablet formula

  • Paracetamol

Available forms

  • Tablets
  • Injection
  • Syrup
  • Drops for children

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Panadol to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So when taking any medicine it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Panadol are:

1. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnant and lactating women should take painkillers at the discretion of their healthcare provider, as their drug intake has direct implications for their baby.

2. Allergic to Paracetamol

People who are allergic to Paracetamol should not take Panadol. A mild reaction in the form of rash, wheezing etc. can occur, and the reaction can be as grave as anaphylaxis.

In an anaphylactic shock, the blood pressure drops, the throat and tongue start to swell, breathing becomes hard, skin gets rashes, nausea and vomiting ensue. People also get disoriented and get unconscious. If timely medical aid is not given, there can be serious consequences.

3. Liver disease

Panadol can cause liver failure or aggravate it, especially when the tablets are used in greater dosages. Thus, those with complaints of liver disease should consult with their doctor before using Panadol.

4. Skin reaction

Some people can have Steven Johnson syndrome, which is a type of skin reaction that can occur in the aftermath of Panadol consumption. If you have experienced this before, talk to your health care provider for an alternative.

5. Alcohol intake

Alcohol and Panadol both affect the liver. When taken in conjunction, these have a compound effect on the liver. Thus, if you drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol a day, you should take Panadol with caution to prevent liver damage.

6. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Patients who have glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency must take Panadol with extreme caution, as it can cause hemolysis.

7. Malnutrition

Those people who suffer from long-term malnutrition should not take Panadol casually, but instead, with caution.

8. Dehydration

Patients suffering from fluid loss and dehydration should be administered paracetamol IV with caution.

9. Asthma

Asthmatic patients are advised to be careful with their consumption of Panadol.

How to use Panadol Extend Tablet?

  • Panadol can be taken with food or on an empty stomach
  • It is better to take it with food, since it does not cause or aggravate preexisting cases of gastritis
  • Do not use the medicine after the expiration date has passed
  • For children, the suggested dosage is 75mg/kg/day, which is to be given after every 4 to 6 hours. The total, however, should not exceed 1g/dose
  • In adults, the recommendation is 650mg at intervals of 4-6 hours. The dosage for one day should be capped at 3.25g to 4g

Panadol Extend Side Effects

Following are the common side effects of Panadol Extend:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Rashes
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Hives
  • Decreased white blood cells
  • Decreased red blood cells
  • Decreased platelets
  • Cough
  • Disorientation

Drug Interactions

Following drugs can interact with Panadol Extend:

  • Lomitapide
  • Tetracaine
  • Warfarin
  • Flibanserin
  • Imatinib
  • Isoniazid
  • Axitinib
  • Mipomersen
  • Busulfan
  • Dapsone topical
  • Eltrombopag
  • Exenatide injectable solution and suspension
  • Ivacaftor
  • Daclizumab
  • Lixisenatide

To avoid the dangers or problems that result from drug interactions, you must give a detailed medical history to your health care provider, including any preexisting conditions or diseases, any medicines that you may be taking, whether or not you are pregnant or are nursing your baby, etc. 

Storage Conditions

  • Panadol Extend should be kept out of reach and sight of children
  • It should be stored at room temperature


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Panadol Extend Tablet in Pakistan?

The Panadol Extend Tablet price in Pakistan is Rs. 121.62

What is Panadol Extend Tablet used for?

Panadol Extend Tablet is used in the following conditions:
  • Pain due to arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Migraine
  • Pain associated with gout
  • Muscle spasm
  • To get rid of mild to moderate fever
  • Bone pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Pain associated with fractures
  • Back pain
  • Pain due to frozen shoulder
  • Neck pain
  • Bursitis

What is Panadol Extend Tablet composed of?

Panadol Extend Tablet is composed of:
  • Paracetamol

Do you need a prescription to buy Panadol Extend Tablet?

You can buy Panadol Extend Tablet without a prescription.


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