Panadol Osteo contains the active ingredient paracetamol. It is available from your pharmacy without a prescription.
Panadol Osteo is used to ease pain caused by osteoarthritis, as well as pain caused by a number of conditions or situations, such as muscle aches, headaches, period pain, toothaches, colds and flu. Panadol Osteo can also reduce fever.
Panadol Osteo provides short-term pain relief rather than a cure. It works by blocking pain messages being sent to the brain.
Panadol Osteo is available in caplets (capsule-shaped tablets). It should be taken with water. Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours.
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Active ingredient in this medicine: paracetamol
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Panadol Osteo 665 mg modified release tablet, 96
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What this medicine is for
Effective relief from persistent pain for up to 8 hours. Effective for the relief of persistent pain associated with osteoarthritis and muscular aches and pains such as backache. Provides effective temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with: headache, tension headache, cold and flu, period pain, toothache and pain after dental procedures. Reduces fever.
Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
White to off-white film coated capsule shaped tablets with flat edges. Embossed with the logo "8" on the front face and plain on the back face.
||Tablet, modified release
|Route of administration
1000: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
400: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
96: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
Pack type 1
||Store below 30 degrees Celsius
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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
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