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Brand name: Panadol Children's 5 Years to 12 Years TM

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Active ingredients: paracetamol

What it is used for

For fast effective relief of pain and discomfort associated with immunisation, earache, colds and flu, teething and headache. Reduces fever.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Rectal. This medicine is given via the rectum.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

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

An off-white to ivory coloured 10 minim opaque tear-shaped soft gelatin capsule containing a milky white viscous liquid

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

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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