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Colourfree Baby Drops

Colourfree Baby Drops 1-2 Months

  • Concentrated Drops
  • 1 Month - 2 Years
  • Gentle on Tiny Tummies
  • 500mg Paracetamol
  • No gluten, lactose or sugar
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Colourfree Suspension

Colourfree Suspension 1-5 Years

  • Suspension
  • 1-5 Years
  • Strawberry/Orange Flavour
  • Active Ingredient: Paracetamol 24 mg/mL
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Chewable Tablets 3+

  • Dissolvable Tablets
  • 1-5 Years
  • Perfect For Travel
  • Active Ingredient: 120mg of Paracetamol per tablet
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Suppositories 6 Months - 5 Years

  • Suppositories
  • 6 Months - 5 Years
  • For vomiting
  • Active ingredient: Paracetamol 125mg per suppository.
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Colourfree Suspension 5-12 Years

Colourfree Suspension 5-12 Years

  • Suspension
  • 5-12 Years
  • Strawberry/Orange Flavour
  • Active ingredient: Paracetamol 48 mg/mL
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Elixir 5-12 Years

Elixir 5 - 12 Years

  • Suspension
  • 5-12 Years
  • Fast & gentle relief
  • Active ingredient: Paracetamol 48 mg/mL
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Suppositories 5-12 Years

Suppositories 5-12 Years

  • Suppositories
  • 5-12 Years
  • For vomiting
  • Active ingredient: 250mg Paracetamol per suppository
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Soluble 7+ Years

Soluble 7+

  • Effervescent Tablets
  • 7+ Years
  • Absorbed quicker
  • Active ingredient: Paracetamol
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Panadol Tablets

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  • 12+ Years
  • Basic Pain
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Caplets with Optizorb Formulation

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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Tablets with Optizorb Formulation

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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Gel caps

Panadol Gel Caps

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  • 12+ Years
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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Mini Caps

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  • 12+ Years
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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Suppositories

  • Suppositories
  • 12+ Years
  • For vomiting
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol per suppository.
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Back & Neck

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  • 12+ Years
  • Fights Back Pain
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Extra Caplets

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  • 12+ Years
  • Fight Tough Pai
  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol , 65mg caffeine
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Panadol Rapid Soluble

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  • 12+ Years
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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Rapid Caplets

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  • 12+ Years
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  • Active ingredient: Paracetamol
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Panado Rapid Handipak

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  • 12+ Years
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  • Active ingredient: 500mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Back & Neck Long Lasting

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  • 12+ Years
  • Up to 8 hours
  • Active ingredient: 655mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Osteo

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  • 12+ Years
  • Up to 8 hours
  • Active ingredient: 665mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Cold & Flu + Decongestant

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  • 12+ Years
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  • 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Cold & Flu MAX + Decongestant Hot Lemon

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  • 12+ Years
  • Hot Drink
  • 1000mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Cold & Flu - Flu Strength (Day & Night)

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  • 12+ Years
  • Day & Night Relief
  • 500mg Paracetamol
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Soluble 7+ Years

Panadol Cold & Flu Relief + Cough

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  • 12+ Years
  • Cough Relief
  • 500mg Paracetamol
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Panadol Cold & Flu MAX Hot Lemon

  • Powder Sachet
  • 12+ Years
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  • 1000mg Paracetamol
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Period Pain

For girls and women, the menstrual cycle is the natural process that happens every month as the body prepares itself for pregnancy. During this time when the lining of the womb is being shed, it’s perfectly normal to experience some cramping pain in the lower abdomen. Occasionally, there may be some pain in the lower back and the top of your legs.

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WHAT CAUSES MENSTRUAL PAIN?

What is the menstrual cycle?

The menstrual cycle is the natural process that happens once every month as a woman’s body prepares itself for pregnancy. At the start of each cycle, the uterus begins to develop a soft lining of blood-rich tissue in preparation for an egg that will be released from the ovaries (this is called ovulation).  

If fertilised, the egg may develop into a baby. If fertilisation does not occur, then the blood-rich lining of the womb is shed as it’s no longer needed. This is called a period, or menstruation.

Why menstrual pain happens

During menstruation, it’s normal to experience some cramping pain in the lower abdomen, the lower back and the top of your legs. This is often referred to as period pain.

The pain occurs as a result of the womb contracting (or squeezing) to remove the lining that it no longer needs. Chemicals called prostaglandins are known to cause pain and are involved in helping the womb contract.

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For some women and girls menstrual pain is mild, but in others the pain can be more severe. No one really knows why, but it could be that some women produce more prostaglandins or are more sensitive to pain than others. This can make the womb squeeze especially hard, briefly reducing the blood supply to the womb which causes even more pain.

As a rule, menstrual pain is nothing to worry about – all you have to do is learn how to manage it, perhaps with a pain killer such as Panadol®, or other tried and tested methods including exercise or applying heat.

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