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Panadol Children's Suspension 1-6 Years

Panadol Children's Suspension 1-6 Years

  • Suspension
  • 1-6 Yrs
  • Gentle on the Stomach
  • Active Ingredient: 120 mg/5 ml Paracetamol
  • No Alcohol.
  • No Aspriin.
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Panadol Chewable Tablets 

  • Chewable Tablets
  • 2-12Yrs
  • Gentle on the Stomach
  • Active Ingredient: 120 mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Children's Suspension 6+

Panadol Children's Suspension 6+

  • Suspension
  • 6 -12 Yrs
  • Gentle on the Stomach
  • Active Ingredient: 250 mg/5ml Paracetamol
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Panadol with Optizorb

  • Caplets 
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Quicker Absorption
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Mini Caps

  • Caplets 
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Easier to Swallow
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
  • No gluten, lactose or sugar
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Panadol Soluble

  • Effervescent Tablets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Quicker Absorption
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Extra With Optizorb

  • Caplets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Fights Tough Pain 
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol, 65mg Caffeine
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Panadol ActiFast

Panadol ActiFast

  • Caplets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Absorbed 2x Faster
  • Active ingredient: 500mg of Paracetamol.
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Panadol Hot Remedy

Panadol Hot Remedy

  • Powder Sachet
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Hot Drink
  • Active ingredient: 750mg Paracetamol, 10mg Phenylephrine HCI, 60mg Vitamin C 
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Panadol Cough & Cold

  • Caplets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Multi-Symptomatic Relief
  • Active ingredient: 250mg Paracetamol, 5mg Phenylephrine HCI, 100mg Guaiphenesin 
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Panadol SinusMAX

  • Caplets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Sinus Pain
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol, 5mg Phenylephrine HCI  
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Panadol Cold Relief PE

Panadol Cold Relief PE

  • Caplets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Relief of Cold & Flu Symptoms
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol, 5mg Phenylephrine HCI  
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Panadol Extend

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  • 12+ Yrs
  • Long-Lasting Relief
  • Active ingredient: 665mg Paracetamol 
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Panaflex Patch

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  • 12+ Yrs
  • Back Pain Remedy
  • Active ingredient: 1.5% w/w Glycol Salicylate, 1.0% w/w L-Menthol, 0.5% w/w DL-Camphor, 0.3% w/w DL-α- Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E)
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PanaMAX Gel

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  • 12+ Yrs
  • Anti-inflammatory Pain Relief 
  • Active ingredient: 10mg Sodium Diclofenac
  • Contains menthol for soothing cooling relief
  • Non Greasy
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Panadol Menstrual

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  • 12+ Yrs
  • Relief Period Pain 
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol, 25mg Pamabrom 
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PanaMax Roll-On

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  • 12+ Yrs
  • Anti-inflammatory Pain Relief 
  • Active ingredient: 10mg Sodium Diclofenac
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Panaflex Ultra Thin

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  • Active ingredient: 30mg L-Menthol, 100mg Methyl Salicylate 
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UP CLOSE WITH THE FLU

Influenza or the flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus.1 You get it when flu viruses enter your body through your nose and mouth. So, a person who coughs or sneezes near you can easily transmit the flu virus to you. That’s why you should always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.2

Because flu viruses change every year, researchers worldwide monitor the 3 or 4 viruses most likely to infect the most people. The researchers then create a vaccine in anticipation of these flu viruses. Flu vaccines are particularly important, especially during the flu season.3

THE FLU CULPRITS

INFLUENZA
VIRUS TYPES

Unlike the cold, which can be caused by over 200 different viruses, the flu is only caused by influenza virus types A, B and C.1,4

 

While the flu vaccine can protect you from Type A and B flu viruses, the causes of large seasonal outbreaks, there is no immunisation for the Type C virus, the cause of milder respiratory symptoms.1,3

MANAGING FLU SYMPTOMS

1. Drink, drink, drink

 

Drinking plenty of fluids may help break up congestion, moisten the throat, ease a dry cough and prevent dehydration.5-9

It is important to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of fluids.6 Water, lemon water, coconut water, soft drinks or tea can help with rehydration.

 

Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol as these can leave you dehydrated.7

2. Soup for the sick

 

Hot liquids, fruit juice, tea with lemon or soup not only help to moisten and soothe the upper airways, but they may also have a psychological benefit by providing a feeling of comfort.7-10

3. Get plenty of rest

 

Resting will help your body to fight the infection, so rest as long as you feel tired, and sleep as much as you can.6

4. Humidify the air

 

Although there is no clinical evidence to support the benefit of humidifying the air, there is no harm in trying.11 It is possible that dry air may further irritate a sore throat and you might want to use a cool-air humidifier or vapouriser to eliminate dry air, or sit for several minutes in a steamy bathroom.7,9

5. Sweet pastilles or lozenges

 

Sucking on a sweet pastille or lozenge may also provide some relief from sore throat or throat irritation.7,9 Avoid giving these to small children as they can cause choking.7,9 Always check the label on any product before giving it to a child.

6. Nasal irrigation

 

A saline nasal spray can help break up congestion in the nose and eliminate the sticky mucus.8

7. Avoid irritants

 

Avoid smoking. Keep your home free from cigarette smoke and cleaning products that can irritate the throat.7-9

8. Try to avoid spreading the flu to others

 

In order to stop the flu from spreading to others, it is important to stay at home and away from work, school and other public places for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Most people feel better within a week of becoming infected with the flu virus. So, keep this in mind before seeing others.6-12

 

Also, remember to practice good hygiene. Always cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue away after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand rub afterwards.12

9. Seek relief from symptoms

 

Over-the-counter cold and flu medications can help manage flu symptoms.6

HOW PANADOL COLD & FLU HELPS

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines such as Panadol Cold & Flu* can ease flu symptoms and help you get back on your feet. Cold symptom relief can help you rest easier and in turn, aid in your recovery.

Panadol Cold & Flu* caplets contain paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride (HCl) as active ingredients. Paracetamol works to reduce pain messages from getting through to the brain and also helps reduce fever. Its formula also contains ingredients for most common flu symptoms.

If your flu includes symptoms such as congested nose or cough, use specific products such as Panadol Cold & Flu Sinus Max* and Panadol Cough and Cold*, which contain active ingredients that will help relieve those conditions.

*For more detailed information, please refer to the local product labelling or leaflet. In case of doubt, please seek medical advice. Your pharmacist or doctor can help advise on the most appropriate treatments for you. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you should consult your doctor.

VISIT THE DOCTOR IF...

The flu may also affect you with severe symptoms. Here are some, but not all of the indications that you should see a doctor:13,14

1. You have difficulty breathing, feel short of breath, or are experiencing pain in the chest or abdomen.

2. You have a fever that does not go away, refuses to come down despite medication, or you have a fever with a rash.

3. Your symptoms (which may include fever, headache, nasal congestion, fatigue or cough) persist or get worse.

4. You have severe or persistent vomiting.

5. You experience sudden dizziness or confusion.

VISIT THE DOCTOR IF...

The flu may also affect you with severe symptoms. Here are some, but not all of the indications that you should see a doctor:13,14

1. You have difficulty breathing, feel short of breath, or are experiencing pain in the chest or abdomen.

2. You have a fever that does not go away, refuses to come down despite medication, or you have a fever with a rash.

3. Your symptoms (which may include fever, headache, nasal congestion, fatigue or cough) persist or get worse.

4. You have severe or persistent vomiting.

5. You experience sudden dizziness or confusion.

FIND THE RIGHT FORMULA FOR YOURSELF

Panadol Cold Relief PE*

Panadol SinusMAX*

Panadol Cough and Cold*

Take only as directed and always refer to label before use.

 

Do not take with any other products that contain he same active ingredient(s). Taking products containing any of the same active ingredients together may lead to an overdose. Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel well.

 

*For more detailed information, please refer to the local product labelling or leaflet. In case of doubt, please seek medical advice. Your pharmacist or doctor can help advise on the most appropriate treatments for you. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you should consult your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Types of flu. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm. Last accessed: 20 March 2018.

 

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How flu spreads. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm. Last accessed: 20 March 2018.

 

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Key facts about the seasonal flu vaccine. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm. Last accessed: 20 March 2018.

 

4. Johnston S, Holgate S, editors. Epidemiology of Viral Respiratory Infections. London: Chapman & Hall; 1996.

 

5. Guppy MP, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011(2):CD004419.

 

6. Mayo Clinic. Self-care for the flu. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/expert-answers/swine-flu-symptoms/faq-20058379. Last accessed: 23 March 2018.

 

7. Mayo Clinic. Sore throat. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sore-throat/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351640. Last accessed: 23 March 2018.

 

8. Mayo Clinic. Nasal congestion. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/nasal-congestion/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050644. Last accessed: 23 March 2018.

 

9. Mayo Clinic. Cough. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/cough/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050846. Last accessed: 23 March 2018.

 

10. Sanu A, Eccles R. Rhinology. 2008;46(4):271–5.

 

11. Singh M, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017(8):CD001728.

 

12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza (flu): Preventative steps. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm. Last accessed: 27 March 2018.

 

13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Flu: What to do if you get sick. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm. Last accessed: 23 March 2018.

 

14. Mayo Clinic. Fever treatment: Quick guide to treating a fever. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/in-depth/fever/art-20050997. Last accessed: 29 March 2018.