Panadol is widely used for relieving fever and pain among people from all over the world especially Singaporeans.
Since its production in 1955, Panadol has always been the most commonly used painkiller for its excellent safety profile. With the creation of new Panadol tablets which treat headache, fever, toothache, period pain, back pain, joint pain and muscular aches, even more people have started to trust Panadol as their number one painkilling medicine.
Panadol tablets contain paracetamol which is an analgesic (pain killer) and antipyretic (help to reduce body temperature when you have a fever). Panadol as with most other Paracetamol have a series of side effects if used incorrectly, these include:.
Short term effects- nausea and vomiting, dizziness, irritation of asthma, skin rash, decreased body temperature and constipation.
Long term effects- kidney damage, liver damage, bleeding from the stomach, stomach ulcers and reduced levels of pain relief.
Current incidence shows that asthma is killing children due to Panadol because Panadol is capable of causing up to 4.6 times of increased asthma although this situation is very rare. People use Panadol when they are suffering from a certain pain or flu etc. Adults and children over 12 years take 2 tablets (maximum 8 tablets in 24 hours) and children (7-12 years) take ½ to 1 tablet maximum 4 tablets in 24 hours. The specific group of people who would use Panadol would be people with headache, migraine, backache, and muscular pain, toothache, period pain, tablets also relive discomfort in colds, influenza, sore throat and help reduce temperature and are also recommended for the relief of pain due to non-serious arthritis.
There aren't many laws in relation to Panadol as it isn't a heavy or addictive drug. It complies with all laws and guidelines as it is with all prescription drugs. Because of its excellent means of safety, Panadol is accepted every where providing effective relief of pain.