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Panamax 500mg 100 Tablets $0.69 @ Chemist Warehouse/My Chemist

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Ozbargain’s favourite drug is on sale again.

For the temporary relief of pain and discomfort in arthritis, headache, muscular and neuralgic conditions. Reduces fever.

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Comments

  • -1 vote

    I know the main ingredient is the same as panadol, but is there any other ingredient in the medicine that make it different?

    • +14 votes

      It's all heavily regulated by the TGA. They have the same ingredients, the only difference is in size and 'swallowability'.

      • -1 vote

        NICE.

        • -1 vote

          You spelled gay wrong in your name.

      • +1 vote

        the only problem with these (as far as I remember from the last sale) is that they're slightly big and round.
        I buy the Aldi ones for $0.70 that are elongated, and much easier to take, The Coles ones are OK too.

        but yeah, no difference, except shape.

    •  

      Not really

    • +1 vote

      Just read this to get a better idea.

      https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/medicines-and-supp....

      Edit : All classified as "fillers"

      Further research (unfortunately from two different country sources - UK and Aust) says

      Panadol has these

      Other ingredients: Maize starch, potassium sorbate (E 202), purified talc, stearic acid, povidone, starch pregelatinised, hypromellose, triacetin.
      https://www.drugs.com/uk/panadol-original-tablets-leaflet.ht...

      Panamax has
      Maize starch, Purified talc, Pregelatinised starch, Povidone, Stearic acid, Potassium sorbate
      Panamax tablets do not contain gluten, lactose, sucrose, tartrazine or any azo dyes.

      https://www.nps.org.au/search?type=all&category=all&age=all&...

    • +2 votes

      the active ingredient (Paracetamol) is the same. the filler might differ.

      But the main difference is the marketing budget. If you like Panadol ads, packaging, in-store advertising, then buy their product to support them.

      Here's an old Choice article about it.

      https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/medicines-and-supp...

      One difference might be which country they're manufactured in, if that makes a difference to you. I believe Panadol is made in Oz and often genetics are made in India, Indonesia, etc.

    • +2 votes

      No, but I find that some people have some sort of placebo effect when they use the expensive option.

  •  

    Ozbargain’s favourite drug is on sale again.

    How sick are we here……
    It pains me to think about it 😂
    And I thought those free range eggs would have improved things 🍳
    Enough to drive you to ozbargains other most favourite (legitimate) drugs 🍺🍸🍷🥤🍿🍩🍟🍕🍔

    • +3 votes

      You forgot ❤️

      (That one’s for all the Roxy Music fans…)

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      I remember there was some OP in the forums who was asking if they could claim paracetamol as a tax deduction. Apparently they needed it for work but were taking more than the recommended daily amount.

  • +19 votes

    Thx OP, bought 10 to deal with jv's comments!

    *love ya man

  •  

    My GP suggested when I do get a covid jab, pop a few paracetamols before hand. Apparently the first jab for AZ seems to cause most issues for people, but it's the second for the Pfizer jab.

    • +7 votes

      🤨

      Recommended dose rate is probably not 'pop a few'.

      • +2 votes

        pop a few

        According to Dr Nick Riviera

      •  

        a few is a small number greater then one. A couple is a subset of a few. well within the recommendated dosage.

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      So take Pfizer first and AZ second.

      • +1 vote

        i suggested that and he said they are trialing that (not for the side-effect reasons) in Europe.

      • +4 votes

        panamax is a sanofi product, who are a huge multinational.

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          Ah ok, thanks. I did not know.

  • +1 vote

    nice..

    • +1 vote

      came here for this

  •  

    Cocaine's on sale?

    •  

      Hardly ever

  • -1 vote

    Those poor Indians are prob paid $1 a day making them.

      • +2 votes

        why not worry about Indian children as well?

        • -1 vote

          You missed the post I was replying to

    • +3 votes

      As opposed to $0 if they were not?

  •  

    At this price for $1 million you could buy enough panamax for the entire country for a year (5.8 pills per person).

    •  

      I'll just get my checkbook.

  • +2 votes

    It was $0.49 in March. This is a whole 20 cents more which is 40% higher cost! Sneaky… Lol

    • +1 vote

      Buddy you should take the H out of your name :P

    •  

      20 cents more which is 40% higher cost!

      Ahh, I see you would make a great statistics analyst for a local newspaper:

      Suburb yearly car accident death toll rises by 300% !!!*
      * from 1 death to 3

  •  

    Ozbargain’s favourite drug is on sale again.

    Thanks, got a few of these to store next to my eneloops and victorinox knives.

  •  

    Headaches BE GONE!

  •  

    Better living through chemistry.

    •  

      uhhh, yes?

      •  

        It's an old Monsanto ad campaign from the USA.

  • +2 votes

    Bought it the other day at full price. Enjoy my sacrifice ;(

    • +1 vote

      When you are with me

      I'm

      FREEE3EEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  •  

    Thanks OP, perfect timing for the headache that just wouldn't shift, took 1 with an advil = makeshift nuromol! #OzPharma!!

  •  

    how much would be fatal?

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      Over what timeframe?

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        24 hrs.

        • +1 vote

          I would estimate at least 100, probably more to be toxic enough to straight up kill and not just liver failure which would then take days.

    • +1 vote

      Paracetamol is a terrible drug to overdose with. It will (profanity) up your liver and you will die a prolonged, painful death by liver failure.

      You would probably die faster choking on these giant powdery tablets than on an overdose :D

      •  

        Paracetamol is a terrible drug to overdose with.

        Are there better drugs to overdose with?

        • +1 vote

          Fentanyl because you will just nod off to sleep, but I'm not sure if Chemist Warehouse stocks them.

  •  

    It sucks you can only buy 1 pack of these without looking like a druggie that I am. I have to keep returning wearing different masks so I can pretend to be a different person. All so I can fulfill my Panamax addition.

  •  

    What aisle are these in or are these behind the counter (pharmacy)? I don’t shop at CC (too far). But these are a good price to get 1 box and some other items

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      Behind counter as it’s a 60 pack.

    •  

      usually on the shelves near the pharmacy, along with other painkillers