Panadeine Forte contains two active ingredients paracetamol and codeine phosphate. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Panadeine Forte is used to ease moderate to severe pain, which can be caused by a number of conditions or situations. It provides short-tem pain relief rather than a cure.
Paracetamol blocks pain messages being sent to the brain. It also works in the brain to reduce fever.
Codeine belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics. It’s a strong pain relieving medicine that works in the brain and spinal cord. It may cause drowsiness.
Panadeine Forte is available in tablets. It should be taken with water. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.