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Brand name: Paracetamol (Pharmacy Action) TM

Active ingredients: paracetamol

What it is used 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, capsule shaped tablet plain on one side and breakline on the other

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient paracetamol

  • Avoid alcohol (may increase risk of hepatotoxicity).
  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 24 pack
  • 48, 96, 100 tablets pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 10 pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient paracetamol

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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