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Panadol Baby & Infant (Suspension)
*from 2months

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Children's Panadol (5-12 years) Elixir

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Panadol Advance

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Panadol Night

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Panadol Actifast

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Panadol Joint

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Panadol Cold + Flu

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Panadol Cold + Flu Vapour Release + Decongestant

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Panadol Sinus

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Panadol Cold + Flu Day

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Panadol Cold + Flu All in One

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Panadol Extra with Optizorb

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Panadol Migraine

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Panadol Woman

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Colourfree Baby Drops

Panadol Advance

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult. Can be given to children aged 6-12 years 1/2 to 1 tablet, 3-4 times daily.
  • Advanced Absorption*
  • 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Baby & Infant (Suspension) *from 2 months

  • Suspension
  • from 2 months
  • Gentle on Tiny Tummies when used as directed
  • Active ingredients:
  • Panadol Baby & Infant is a pleasant suspension with a Strawberry flavour which makes it easier to administer
  • Each 5ml contains 120mg paracetamol
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Elixir 5-12 Years

Children's Panadol (5-12 years) Elixir

  • Suspension
  • 5-12 Years
  • Raspberry Flavoured
  • Each 5ml contains 240mg paracetamol
  • Children’s Panadol (5-12 years) elixir is alcohol free

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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Night

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult
  • Trusted Pain Relief
  • Active ingredients: Paracetamol 500mg 
  • Diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25mg
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Actifast

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult
  • Absorbed Fast
  • Active ingredients: 500mg Paracetamol
  • Sodium content 173mg per tablet
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Joint

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult
  • Pain Relief up to 8 Hours
  • Active ingredient: 665mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Cold + Flu

  • Caplets
  • Adults + children aged 12 years and older
  • Night Time Relief
  • Active ingredients:
  • Each caplet contains:
  • Paracetamol = 500 mg
  • Chlorpheniramine = 2 mg
  • Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride = 30 mg
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Cold + Flu Vapour Release + Decongestant

  • Powder Sachets
  • 12+ Years
  • Hot Drink
  • Each sachet contains:
  • Paracetamol = 600 mg
  • Phenylephrine=10mg
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Sinus

  • Caplets
  • Adults + children over 12 years
  • Sinus Pain Relief
  • Active ingredients:
  • Each caplet contains:
  • Paracetamol = 500 mg
  • Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride = 30 mg
  • Sinus Pain Relief
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Cold + Flu Day

  • Caplets
  • Adults + children aged 12 years and older
  • Day Time Relief
  • Active Ingredients: 
  • Paracetamol = 500 mg
  • Caffeine = 25 mg
  • Phenylephrine Hydrochloride = 5mg
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Cold + Flu All in One

  • Tablets
  • Adults + children over 12 years
  • Day & Night Relief
  • Each tablet contains:
  • Paracetamol = 250 mg
  • Guaifenesin = 100 mg
  • Phenylephrine Hydrochloride = 5 mg
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Extra with Optizorb

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult
  • Fights Tough Pain
  • Active ingredients:
  • 500mg Paracetamol
  • 65mg caffeine
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Migraine

  • Tablets
  • 12-Adult
  • Treats migraine
  • Active ingredients:
  • 250 mg paracetamol
  • 250 mg acetylsalicylic acid
  • 65 mg caffeine
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Woman

  • Tablets
  • 12+ Yrs
  • Relieves period pain
  • Active ingredient:
  • 500mg Paracetamol
  • 10mg hyoscine butylbromide
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Happy mother and baby playing with a sprinkler

 

Cold and Flu

More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold in children, but the rhinovirus is the most common culprit. The symptoms typically include runny nose and sneezing. It’s worth noting that a cold is not the same as the flu (influenza). Flu symptoms are more severe and can include a fever and shaking chills, aches and pains, lethargy and headaches.

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Common Colds In Children – And How To Manage It

Few illnesses are more common than the cold. It can affect people of all ages, but infants and children generally catch colds more often than adults. However, there are steps you can take to make them feel more comfortable if you notice cold or flu symptoms in children. They will typically average 5-10 colds a year, with symptoms lasting around 10 days.39-41

Thankfully, coughs and colds in children are rarely serious and most colds get better on their own without treatment.

What causes colds?

There are many causes and contributing factors such as:

  • Viruses. The most common is the rhinovirus – there are over 100 varieties40
  • Direct transmission. Cold viruses stay active on the hands of a person with a cold for about three hours. If they touch another person, and the other person then touches their own eyes, nose, or mouth, the cold virus spreads39
  • Indirect transmission. Some cold viruses can live on surfaces such as countertops and doorknobs for up to two to three hours40,42
  • Inhaling viral particles. Viruses can be exhaled into the air by the infected person coughing or sneezing, and then inhaled by another person39

The best way to avoid catching a cold is by frequent hand washing. It’s also a good idea to keep children away from sick people and wipe household surfaces and toys with disinfectants.39,40

Tips to manage colds

When your child is displaying symptoms of a cold, making them feel better is your top priority. Here are four ways that may help:

  • Inhale steam from the shower. Avoid using a bowl of hot water as the steam may burn the lining of the nose and the hot water can be easily spilled41
 
  • Try saline drops (saltwater nose drops) or a nasal spray (followed by bulb suction for infants) to ease breathing43
  • Make sure they drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep39,43
  • Give them some soup – research has shown it may help the inflammation seen in cold infections and temporarily clear nasal passages41,43

Cough and cold medicines and certain flu treatment should not be given to children younger than six years old.

When to call the doctor

If your child experiences any of the following, you should seek advice from your doctor:44,45

  • Refuses to drink fluids
  • Vomits frequently
  • Complains of an intense headache or earache
  • Has difficulty breathing
  • Has a persistent cough
  • Coughs up rusty coloured or blood-stained phlegm
  • Has a temperature higher than 38.5⁰C
  • Shows no improvement in 48 hours
  • Has muscular pains
  • Has a skin rash
  • Feels pain in the eye when looking at light

In most cases, with a little tender loving care and plenty of tissues, the common cold in children will leave on its own.

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