Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

Panadol Rapid: All that You Need to know

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Panadol Rapid

Panadol Rapid contains sodium bicarbonate, so it can be absorbed twice as quickly as regular Panadol tablets and help you get back to the things you enjoy, quickly.

What does it relieve? 

  • Headache/Tension headache. 
  • Migraine headache. 
  • Toothache. 
  • Muscular Aches. 
  • Cold & Flu symptoms. 
  • Period pain. 

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It contains 500mg of paracetamol. 

Panadol Rapid Pain Relief
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Dosage for mild to moderate pain 

  • Adult (12 years or older) 
  • Recommended: 500-1000 mg for 4-6 hours until last symptoms: Maximum 4000 mg / day. 
  • Children (2-3 years, 24-35 lb/11-16 kg in weight) 
  • Recommended: 160 mg every 4 hours until last symptoms:  
  • Maximum 800 mg / day. 
  • Children (4-5 years, 36-47 lb/16-21 kg in weight) 
  • Recommended: 240 mg every 4 hours until last symptoms:  
  • Maximum 1200 mg / day. 
  • Children (11 years, 72-95 lb/33-43 kg in weight) 
  • Recommended: 480 mg every 4 hours till last symptoms Maximum: 2400 mg / day  
  • Older Adults Recommended: 500-1000 mg every 4-6 hours till last symptoms Maximum: 4000 mg/day.
Panadol Rapid Pain Relief

Panadol Rapid vs. Panadol Osteo 

Both medicines have Same formulas and effects however, Panadol rapid have 500 mg paracetamol and Panadol Oseto has 665 mg of it. 

You can use both depends on your Symptoms. 

Panadol Extra vs. Panadol Rapid 

Both medicines have the same Formulas, and different effect depends on the symptoms Panadol extra contain paracetamol and caffeine Panadol Rapid includes 500 mg. 

Side Effects 

Using the Panadol Rapid Tablet, the following side effects can commonly occur. If any of these side effects deteriorate or last for a long time, consult your doctor 

  • Bleeding.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Itching.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Skin rash.
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue.


Known Allergy to Panadol Rapid 

When using this medicine, patients with a known allergy to this medicine or ingredients will be at increased risk. Before using this medicine, review the list of ingredients on the medicine label carefully to ensure that you are not allergic to any of them. The list of ingredients may change with the brand name and country of manufacture of the medicine. 

Other Medicines Containing This Salt

Patients who use different products containing Panadol Rapid are at increased risk as this may lead to a higher body level of this medicine. These patients may have an increased risk of damage to the liver and bleed to the stomach. In such patients, this medicine should not be used. 

Excessive Alcohol Consumption 

When using this medication, patients who consume three or more alcoholic drinks per day are at increased risk. There may be an increased risk of liver damage in such patients. This medicine should be used in these patients with the consultation of the doctor.

Interactions with Panadol Rapid 

It can change how medicines work when two or more medications are taken together and increase the risk of side effects. This is called a drug interaction in medical terms. 

This page does not include all possible Panadol Rapid Tablet interactions. Share with your doctor and pharmacist a list of all the medicines you use. Do not start, stop, or change any drug dose without your doctor’s approval. 


Tablet may interact with anticoagulants that are used to prevent blood clotting (warfarin and other coumarins). The combined use of these drugs will increase the risk of bleeding.

Prokinetic Agents 

Panadol Rapid may interact with metoclopramide, a medicine that is used in diabetic patients to relieve symptoms caused by slow stomach emptying. Metoclopramide increases its effects.

Antiemetic Drugs 

While taking this medicine with cholestyramine, which is used to lower high cholesterol levels, special instructions must be followed. Cholestyramine reduces its effects.

Antineoplastic Agents 

While taking this medicine along with imatinib, which is used to treat leukemia and other cancers, you may need to follow the guidelines of your doctor.

Expired Medication 

It is unlikely to cause a side effect to taking a single dose of expired Panadol Rapid. If you feel unwell or sick, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist. When treating your prescribed conditions, expired medicine may become ineffective. To be on the safe side, it is essential not to use an expired drug. You are much safer by keeping a fresh supply of unexpired medicines at all times. 


Panadol Rapid Pain Relief

Can I take Panadol Rapid when pregnant? 

Generally, it considers safe to use while pregnant, however, always consult your doctor before you use it. 

Can I take Panadol Rapid and Panadol Osteo together? 

Yes, you can but always consult your doctor which one is best for you to depend on your condition.