Panamax is used to relieve pain and fever in adults and children (including teething, earache and immunisation). Panamax works to stop the pain messages from getting through to the brain. Panamax also acts in the brain to reduce fever.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another use. If you want more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have benefits and risks. In deciding to give you Panamax, your doctor or pharmacist has weighed the risks of taking Panamax against the benefits it will have for you.
Before you use Panamax
When you must not use it
You should not take Panamax if you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the ingredients listed under "Product Description".
The symptoms of an allergic reaction may include a rash, asthma attack or hayfever.
Do not take this medicine if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
Acute breathing difficulties such as bronchitis, unstable asthma or emphysema.
Panamax may be used during pregnancy and if you are breastfeeding. However, it is recommended that non-drug therapy such as rest and massage be tried first. Do not use Panamax after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack or bottle.
If you take it after the expiry date it may have no effect at all, or worse, have an entirely unexpected effect.
Do not use Panamax if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. Do not use this medicine to treat any other complaint unless your doctor says it is safe. Do not give this medicine to anyone for which it is not intended.
Before you start to take it
Medicines to treat epilepsy
These medicines may be affected by Panamax or may affect how well Panamax works.
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
If you have not told your doctor about any of these things, tell him/her before you take Panamax.
The usual dose is
1 to 3 months: (4 - 6 kg) 2 to 4 mL;
3 to 6 months: (6 - 8 kg) 4 to 5 mL;
6 to 12 months: (8 - 10 kg) 5 to 6 mL.
1 to 2 years: (10 - 12 kg) 6 to 8 mL;
2 to 4 years: (12 - 16 kg) 8 to 10 mL;
4 to 6 years: (16 - 20 kg) 10 to 13 mL;
6 to 8 years: (20 - 25 kg) 13 to 16 mL;
8 to 10 years: (25 - 32 kg) 16 to 20 mL;
10 to 12 years: (32 - 41 kg) 20 to 26 mL.
This dosage may be repeated every 4 - 6 hours if necessary.
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Panamax Elixir is not recommended for infants under 1 month.
It can be given in water.
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