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Brand name: Panamax

Panamax is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paracetamol. On this page you will find out more about Panamax, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: paracetamol

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Panamax 500 mg uncoated tablet, 100

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Relief of pain and discomfort in arthritis, headahce, muscular and neuralgic conditions. Reduced fever. Panamax is useful as an analgesic for patients with dyspepsia, ulcers or gout.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Flat, round, scored, white 1.27cm diameter tablet with bevelled edges, front face marking 'PANAMAX' with break line on the reverse.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
50: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
4: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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