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Brand name: Paracetamol (Home Brand) TM

Active ingredients: paracetamol

What it is used for

For the effective temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with: headaches, muscular aches, toothache, arthritic pain, migraine headache, symptoms of colds and flu, period pain, rheumatics. Helps to reduce 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, uncoated, round flat beveled edge, with break line on one side

Food interactions

For the active ingredient paracetamol

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

Do I need a prescription?

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

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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