Definitions for panadol
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acetaminophen, Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, Anacin III(noun)
an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
Origin: From the trademark .
Panadol is the GlaxoSmithKline trade name for paracetamol or acetaminophen, which is an over the counter pharmaceutical analgesic and antipyretic. In 1955, Panadol was introduced to hospitals in the United Kingdom. It was first marketed by Phillips, Scott & Turner, which was acquired by Frederick Stearns & Co, a subsidiary of Sterling Drug Inc. It was advertised as being "gentle on the stomach", since other analgesic agents at the time contained aspirin, a known stomach irritant. Panadol was originally available only by prescription in the UK, but is now available over the counter. In 1988 Sterling Winthrop was acquired by Eastman Kodak which sold the over the counter drug rights to SmithKline Beecham in 1994. Panadol is sold in six forms: ⁕Panadol ⁕Panadol Extra ⁕Panadol Rapid ⁕Panadol Night ⁕Panadol Extra Strength ⁕Panadol Multi-Symptom Panadol Extra contains caffeine which enhances the analgesic effect of paracetamol, though the efficacy of caffeine as an analgesic adjuvant is the source of some contention.
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