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About Optizorb® Technology


If you think all paracetamol tablets are the same, think again. Panadol Extra with Optizorb contains caffeine which provides stronger pain relief than standard paracetamol to help fight tough pain. Also formulated with patented Optizorb technology, it dissolves quickly (in the stomach) and gets absorbed faster# – offering faster, extra relief from stronger pains like bad headaches, backaches and toothaches.  

Leaves the body naturally*

Paracetamol in the tablet is rapidly absorbed from the stomach after ingestion and metabolised primarily in the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

The residue leaves your body naturally after taking effect, when used as directed.

What happens when you swallow a tablet (with Optizorb® Technology)?

Stage 1 Disintegration – The tablet breaks apart into smaller pieces called granules.

Stage 2 Dissolution - The granules then dissolve in the fluid of the gastrointestinal tract before it can be absorbed.

Stage 3 Absorption – The medicine is finally absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and into the bloodstream where medicine can take effect.

Stage 4 - The residue leaves the body naturally, after taking effect, when it is used as directed.

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#Dissolves quickly in the stomach, individual response varies

* Residues leave the body after taking effect when taken in accordance to the dosage instructions on the product label.
Individual response varies. If symptoms persist, please consult a healthcare professional.