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Brand name: Paracetamol (Alphapharm) TM

Active ingredients: paracetamol

What it is used for

For the temporary relief of pain (and discomfort) associated with: headache, migraine headache, toothache, dental procedures, backache, muscular aches, arthritis, rheumatics, menstruation/period pain, sore throat, osteoarthritis and symptoms of cold and flu. Reduces fever and/or the discomfort associated with fever.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

12.5 mm, flat faced round edged, white uncoated tablet debossed "P500" on one side and "alpha/alpha" on the other.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacy without prescription. They are Schedule 2: Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 100 tablets pack
  • 48 tablets pack
  • 96 tablets pack

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

  • 12 tablets pack
  • 24 tablets pack

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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