Panamax 500mg - 100 Pack - $0.69 @ Terry White Buranda (Brisbane)

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Went in Today and saw this absolute bargain. I believe it is exclusive to Buranda only. 2 Packs max per customer.


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    My Chemist also have it.

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      Assume that to also be a Terry White Chemist?

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      Are you sure they have this product at this price. The sign in the link says "Exclusive to Terry White Buranda". So who's your chemist?

      Either they are wrong or you are :)

      Or is it that the OP is referring to the deal being exclusive and you're thinking that the OP means that the product is exclusive?

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        I think they're referring to the discount chemist chain 'My Chemist'.

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    yay for panamax! :D

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    Nowhere near me but +1 Panamax. Works a treat, tiny fraction of the cost of Panadol.

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      Same ingredient.

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    I got those for 50c each at Christmas, nice price, but by no means the cheapest.

    Work fine too btw, had no issues personally.

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      It is today, unless you still know where to get them for 50c.

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        You misunderstood, I was referring to the past, right now it is definitely the cheapest that I know of.

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          No problem. My point was just that they are the cheapest …. currently.

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      19c difference here.

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    why's it so cheap? where's it manufactured? are they short-dated?

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      Mine were 50c at Christmas, use by May 2014, made in UK.

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      Paracetamol is out of patent so can be manufactured by anyone. Chemist warehouse often have it for under $1. I was in the USA a couple years ago - you could get 500 tablets for a few dollars.

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      There is nothing wrong with them, it just goes to show how cheap paracetamol actually is, and how much of a profit Panadol, etc make for their companies..

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      just curious because homebrand paracetemol is around 80c for pack of 24

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        Yeah its because they upmarket it against panadol! $3.00 for a pack of 24 panadol vs 80c homebrand when you decide to buy woolies. The reason why Chemist sell it for cheap is because it attracts customers and everyone uses it. A single script (not to mention multiple) can fetch from $5 to as much as $50 profit (for the more common drugs). Thats why when Chemist Warehouse sell it, they limit it to 2 (I think?) per person. They make very little profit from the sale of each box!

        To answer your question, The paracetamol is as good as any other brand. We have very stringent quality control in Australia when it comes to medications.

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    Chemist Warehouse has similar deals all the time on "Panamax" fro UK, dunno why or how it can be so cheap coming from UK> hmmmm

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    I thought Buranda only existed in Yes Minister.

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    Great find. These do go on special, but usually never when I am looking for them. Was looking for some cheap ones tonight - and here they are. Am in Stones Corner tomorrow, so will pop in. Thanks OP!
    Handy when travelling, as some countries do not sell Paracetamol over the counter.
    (TW is in Centro shopping centre opposite PA Hospital.)

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    Panamax is as good as any other brand of Paracetamol (Panadol, Homebrand Paracetamol etc).

    Panamax is manufactured by Sanofi, a very big pharmaceutical company.

    Panamax is used in many public hospitals because it is cheap.. the drug companies practicially give it out for free.
    The actual cost on it is something like 20c..but don't expect this price in retail. Hospitals order it by the 1000's of boxes.

    At 69c in a retail pharmacy, this is a good price!

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      My chemist warehouse has it for 0.29$ at least every month.

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    time to stock up!

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    All paracetemol is chemically identical (if it says 500mg on the box, the law says it must be that).
    Panamax is about $2 a box of 100 at priceline with no discount, so this is a nice saving. If you are still paying for panadol, wake up. It's even worse if you are buying the targeted back pain or period pain panadol - they are just repackaged pills for more money.

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      The only thing worse than Panadol's marketing the same product to a few different "pain types" is Nurofen's marketing of ibuprofen for about 10 "different pain types".

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        To be fair, ibuprofen is more effective against certain things and not less effective against the things paracetamol is good for pain relief-wise.

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      I noticed that the Nurofen for period pain (in the pink bottle) is exactly the same ingredients as normal Nurofen but about 2 bucks dearer, exact same amount of pills. Such a jib.

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        Damn those attractive colours and extra words.

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          hey, those words and colours cost money!

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        Somebody has to pay for all those fancy TV, print and radio ads. It's us, and a primary reason why Panadol and Nurofen cost what they do.

        My favourite is the current 'Panadol understands pain differently' commercial. It's the same active ingredient as everyone else sells with a slightly different mix of inactive ingredients. There's nothing for the tablet to understand.

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    Is there generic Panadene out there? If so who's got the best deal?

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    Picked up 6 boxes for $4.20. There were 5 people serving, so took 2 boxes to 3 people. My local TW shelf price was $2.49. City TW showed on special at $1.99.
    So 69c was a good price. Thanks.

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    Amcal sell Amcal branded 500mg paracetamol box of 100 (Australian made) for $2 normal price.

    They don't go down as easily as panadol and water is definitely a necessity.

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    panamax is free to pharmacies. so whenever pharmacies order some stock from the supplier, the amount of panamax given out is proportional to how much stock is ordered. but its not REALLY free coz the cost to manufacture panamax is hidden into the cost price of other drugs so pharmacies dont know the true value of panamax. thats why theyre so cheap.

    it is made by the pharmaceutical company "sanofi" which is a respectable european company who also makes other drugs like telfast or vaccines. so yes, dont worry about the quality of it.

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      That is just totally false about 'free' to pharmacies - prove it.

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        Did you mean to neg this deal rather than annyfication's comment?

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          Oops - just the comment. It is a very cheap price.

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        ive worked in several pharmacies for years -.-"

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          You should know better then !!!

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          fix, you must suffer from down syndrome or something. i just said ive worked in several different pharmacies- they get their panamax free, but the cost of them are hidden in the cost of their other medications.

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    panamax is 69c at "mychemist", "chemist warehouse" or some other independent pharmacies periodically. i've seen it in melbourne and sydney.

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    ok, I've got a stack of tablets. Just need some headaches now :)

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