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Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml


FORMULAParacetamol 250 mg / 5 ml
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPESuspension
About

About

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics or painkillers.It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and reduce fever.The medicine is effective against mild headaches, toothaches,backaches, menstrual cramps,colds and even mild joint pain.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is prescribed to children and patients under the age of 12 years old.

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml can be used in combination with other medicines or alone as directed by the physician.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is available in many different formulations such as tablet,syrup and suspension form;multiple formulations aid in providing the precise dosage to patients of varying ages.Dosage of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is dependent entirely upon the patient’s pain symptoms and age. Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml may be ingested either with or without food,with a glass of water to help ease the passage of tablet in the throat and to dilute the medicinal taste of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml in syrup form.Kindly do not take any medicine without a physician’s prescription. 

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml usually does not cause any side effects and is prescribed by the physician after weighing the benefits over the risks in every individual case.It can very rarely elicit a serious allergic reaction causing rashes,difficulty in breathing and swelling which requires immediate medical intervention.Before ingesting Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml,kindly inform your doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney dysfunction.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is advised with caution in malnourished individuals.

Indications

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml can be used to treat:

  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Fever

How Does Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml Work

The exact mode of action is unknown.It is suspected to work by acting on the hypothalamus reducing fever.This medication is also known to block the release of certain chemicals which in turn blocks pain impulse generation.

How To Use Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml’s dosage is entirely dependent on the individual’s weight,age and fever or pain symptoms.Commonly 5ml (1 teaspoon) of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is prescribed,to be taken orally (via mouth) either with or without food; Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml ought to be followed by plenty of water or some juice or other flavor liquid to dissipate the medicinal flavor of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml.

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is now available in different flavors making it easier for children to ingest it.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is not to be ingested for more than 3 days without consulting a physician.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml can be ingested 4 times in a period of 24 hours,each dose ought to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.

Kindly note it can cause serious complications if taken more than the safe dose.Overdosing or unmonitored self-medication can cause serious side effects.Even in case of severe pain,do not double the dose or increase the prescribed dosage without a doctor’s consultation.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

For patients aged 18 years and above,the tablet form of this medication is prescribed.

Child Dosage

For patients aged between 2 and 12 years,5ml of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is commonly prescribed.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml:

  • Allergy to Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Renal (kidney) impairment
  • Hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Malnutrition 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml:

  • Impaired hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) function
  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Weight less than 50 Kg
  • G6PD deficiency (genetic disorder)
  • Haemolytic anaemia (blood disorder due to premature destruction of red blood cells)
  • Risk of serious skin reactions (in which case discontinue)

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of any of the following before using Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml:

  • Drugs which delay gastric (stomach) emptying (e.g anticholinergics, narcotics)
  • Carbamazepine
  • Metoclopramide
  • Domperidone
  • Cholestyramine
  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Busulfan
  • Hepatotoxic drugs
  • Zidovudine
  • Alcohol.

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml has certain side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Slight weakness/nervous feeling

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin rash

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects 

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

Key Facts About Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml

  • Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml belongs to a class of drugs called painkillers.At the same time it is known to act as an antipyretic drug which means it is used to reduce fever.
  • The exact mechanism of action is unknown but it is believed to block a certain type of cyclo-oxygenase COX enzyme, located mainly in the brain.
  • Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml does not cause severe stomach and intestinal ulcers (sores) like NSAIDS but does not reduce inflammation (swelling) like NSAIDS either.
  • First choice of drug in the management of mild to moderate pain and fever due to its low toxicity, low cost and efficacy.
  • It is available in a range of formulations for sale including liquid, oral tablets, oral disintegrating tablets, chewable tablets, controlled-release tablets, dispersible tablets, injectable, and rectal preparations.
  • It may interact with some other medications including warfarin (a blood thinner/anticoagulant) hence, precaution is advised.
  • Comparatively a less potent painkiller than NSAIDS.
  • Overdose can be serious and need medical intervention.
  • The maximum effective dose is 4g.
  • It is safe to drive after taking this medication
  • Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml should be avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney dysfunction.

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

In case of a missed dose,take it as soon as you remember.If it's near the time of your next scheduled intake,do not repeat the missed dose and follow your usual schedule.Also make sure you do not double the dose to catch up with the missed dose.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

If you experience the following symptoms, kindly seek immediate medical assistance as you may have overdosed on the drug or it has caused an allergic reaction.

  • Troubled breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain

#3.HOW DOES Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml WORK?

It belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics (painkillers).The exact mode of action is unknown but it is suspected to block the release of certain chemicals blocking pain impulses.It is also known to act on the hypothalamus reducing fever.

#4.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml TO START WORKING?

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml usually takes 35 to 40 minutes before showing its effects.Kindly consult your doctor in case of any side effects.

#5.IS Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml AN ANTIBIOTIC?

No,it is not an antibiotic.Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is a painkiller and helps in reducing fever. 

#6.CAN Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml BE TAKEN WITH NSAIDS?

Though both are safe medicines,kindly consult your doctor before taking a combination of these two medicines together.

#7.HOW OFTEN CAN I TAKE Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml’s dosage is entirely dependent on the individual’s weight,age and fever or pain symptoms.Commonly 5ml (1 teaspoon) of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml is prescribed,to be taken orally (via mouth) either with or without food; Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml ought to be followed by plenty of water or some juice or other flavor liquid to dissipate the medicinal flavor of Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml.

#8.HOW SHOULD I STORE Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml?

Panadol Forte 250mg/5ml Suspension 90 ml should be stored at room temperature away from light and moisture.Kindly put it out of reach of children and pets.

 

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1 Pack = 90ml Suspension(s)
Rs. 86.77