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FAQs

What is Panadol Osteo?
What is Panadol Osteo used for?
Where can I obtain Panadol Osteo?
Can I buy Panadol Osteo without a prescription?
How does Panadol Osteo compare to Panadol 500mg?
Can I take Panadol Osteo during pregnancy?
Can I take Panadol Osteo when breastfeeding?
Does Panadol Osteo contain gluten?
Does Panadol Osteo contain codeine?
Is there any sodium in Panadol Osteo?
What is the recommended dose?
Can I crush the caplets?
Do I take Panadol Osteo with or without food?
Can you use the product after the expiry date?



What is Panadol Osteo?
Panadol Osteo is a unique bi-layer tablet incorporating an immediate release and a sustained release dose of paracetamol. The paracetamol in the immediate release layer is absorbed quickly and the paracetamol in the sustained release layer is released gradually giving effective paracetamol levels for up to 8 hours..

What is Panadol Osteo used for?
Panadol Osteo is effective for the relief of persistent pain associated with Osteoarthritis.

Where can I obtain Panadol Osteo?
Panadol Osteo is available from your Pharmacist.

Can I buy Panadol Osteo without a prescription?
Yes. The product is scheduled as a Pharmacy medicine and can be purchased without a prescription.

How does Panadol Osteo compare to Panadol 500mg?
Panadol Osteo and immediate release Panadol at recommended doses deliver clinically equivalent levels of paracetamol. Panadol Osteo is designed to maintain rather than increase plasma paracetamol concentrations compared to immediate release preparations.
The differences are:
  • Panadol Osteo provides more consistent levels of paracetamol due to the sustained release bi-layer (2 layers).
  • A single dose of Panadol Osteo has longer lasting pain relief than a single dose of immediate release paracetamol.
  • Panadol Osteo has more convenient dosing – Panadol Osteo is dosed 3 times daily and immediate release paracetamol is dosed 4 times daily.

Can I take Panadol Osteo during pregnancy?
Panadol Osteo is generally regarded as suitable for use during pregnancy but should only be taken after seeking the advice of your doctor.

Can I take Panadol Osteo when breastfeeding?
Panadol Osteo can be taken as directed when breastfeeding.

Does Panadol Osteo contain gluten?
No

Does Panadol Osteo contain codeine?
No

Is there any sodium in Panadol Osteo?
There is a small amount of sodium in Panadol Osteo. Panadol Osteo contains Croscarmellose sodium – the amount of sodium is 0.36mg per tablet – sodium content for the maximum daily dose would be 2.88mg.

What is the recommended dose?
2 caplets swallowed whole with water, three times a day every 6 to 8 hours (maximum of 6 caplets in any 24 hours). Doses should be equally spaced throughout the day.

Can I crush the caplets?
No, due to the sustained release formulation.

Do I take Panadol Osteo with or without food?
Panadol Osteo can be taken with or without food.

Can you use the product after the expiry date?
We do not recommend the use of the product after the expiry date as we cannot guarantee the safety and effectiveness of the product past this date. If the product has been purchased already expired, we would suggest returning the product to the place of purchase.




 
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