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Brand name: Paracetamol (Pharmacy Action)

Paracetamol (Pharmacy Action) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paracetamol. On this page you will find out more about Paracetamol (Pharmacy Action), 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

Information for medicine and pack size:
Paracetamol (Pharmacy Action) 500 mg uncoated tablet, 24

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Temporary relief of pain (and discomfort) associated with: headache, migraine headache, neuralgia, toothache, backache, muscular aches, sore throat, period pains, rheumatics, arthritis, osteoarthritis and symptoms of colds and influenza. Reduces fever.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, capsule shaped tablet plain on one side and breakline on the other

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
24: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
48, 96, 100 tablets: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
10: 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 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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?

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