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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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Chewable Tablet

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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Mother Reading With Young Daughter

 

Fever

The normal body temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.5°C. In healthy kids, fevers usually don't indicate anything serious. While it can be worrying when your child's temperature rises, a fever can actually be a good thing — it's often the body's way of fighting infections. High fever, however, can make a child uncomfortable and worsen problems such as dehydration.

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Managing Fever In Children

Fevers are extremely common in children, with between 40-60% suffering a raised temperature each year. The body’s normal temperature is around 37°C however it can vary according to the time of day and age of child. If your child’s temperature is over 37.5°C when measured orally or 38°C when taken rectally, then they are considered to have a fever.24,25,29

A fever in children can often be a good sign. Generally, fevers happen when your child’s immune system is fighting off infections such as colds, coughs and ear infections. At the first sign of attack, the body’s defenses launch infection-fighting chemicals into the blood. These chemicals also affect the body’s thermostat, which is located in the brain and called the hypothalamus.26,27

Taking temperature in children

There are various ways to check for a fever in children:29

  • Oral. The thermometer is inserted under the tongue, the mouth is closed and a reading is taken.
  • Rectal. The thermometer is gently inserted into the rectum (child’s bottom) and a reading is taken.
  • Armpit. The thermometer is placed under the armpit and the arm is held against the side of the body while a reading is taken.

 

 
  • Ear. A digital thermometer is inserted into the ear and a reading is taken.

It is important to remember that the temperature can vary according to the part of the body where it is measured, so always take the temperature at the same site.

Tips to reduce fever

If your child has a fever, but is fine in every other way, then you may not need to do anything aside from making sure they are properly hydrated. When a baby or child is breastfed or bottle fed, the most appropriate fluid is breast milk or formula. In addition, cooled pre-boiled water can also be given to keep fluids up.24,28

If they seem unwell or distressed then you can consider giving children’s pain relief, such as Panadol.29

Some other tips include:24,28

  • dressing the child in light clothing
  • keeping the child cool by ensuring a comfortable room temperature – take care not to make it too cold
  • using a sponge soaked with lukewarm water can help to reduce fever – try not to use a cold sponge as this will have the opposite effect and can actually raise their temperature

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