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Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops

Panadol Colourfree Baby Drops

3.6 from 67 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
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4 star
19
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
9

Charlie L.

Charlie L.

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Great for teething

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Found this product to be a god send for my teething baby ... he started teething at 4 months and without this product we would not of gotten through it ! Helped with pain and temperature


Rubbish Dosing Device

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Very disappointed in the dosing device. It's far too stiff and results in an all or nothing blast down my child's throat. Such an unneeded frustration when you're already dealing with an unhappy infant.

Purchased in February 2019.

Wokko

WokkoCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Makes baby vomit

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As soon as this touches my boy's tongue he gags and vomits. I thought it was the terrible dosing device which squirts the medicine out like a super soaker but even when I managed a perfect slow dose using a different brand's doser he threw up his dinner. It's hard enough dealing with a sick and teething baby without a 'trusted brand' causing these issues.

Purchased in March 2019.

Why

Why

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

The measuring device is horrible

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I trust the brand and appreciate the stronger concentration so I can give a smaller volume. But both the syringe and dropper is so hard to use compared to other formulations out there including the generic paracetamol and Nurofen, both which I can use one handed while holding my baby.

Purchased in March 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for $5.00.


Reh

RehGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Whoever made this... must hate children so much.

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Whoever made this... must hate children so much... taste like adult couldn't take that how come a child... change please this recipe... it's bad, child do vomit all the time they take this...

Purchased in February 2019 for $11.00.


Frustrated

FrustratedSydney, NSW

  • 14 reviews
  • 9 likes

Extremely poor design for dosing device

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I can't doubt the effectiveness as it's used commonly in market for a while but the design of dosing device cannot be less friendly. It's like pulling a truck to suck the liquid into the device and no control in releasing it slowly. The label of the bottle also blocks how much liquid left behind. Since parents only use this medicine when baby has fever, Panadol should make life easier during this hard time taking care of a sick baby.
A revamp of the dosing device is urgently needed.


Standard

StandardVictoria, Australia

  • 30 reviews
  • 20 likes

Get Nurofen Instead!

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Our baby gags and vomits every time she takes Panadol Baby Drops, it tastes horrible and everyone we spoke to thinks the same! To an adult, it tastes like overly sweet and sour grape syrup, yuck! Take Nurofen instead, our daughter loves the taste and it tastes like strawberry marshmellow!


char321

char321northern rivers nsw

  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Reliable

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Have used this with my first 4 babies. They all HATED the taste but then I started putting it in their bottles with the formula and they didn't notice it. With my last baby I use the Panadol for 2yrs + as the taste is much more pleasant. Very gentle on the tummy too

LalaLola

LalaLolaMelbourne

Pretty Good!

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After the recall, I was a bit confused ! But friends have recommended me this product as it worked for them . It works well and effective and it does the job. The taste, could be improved on, yes... but ultimately it takes the pain and fevers away which is the point..

Brisbanite

BrisbaniteBrisbane

  • 17 reviews
  • 2 likes

Effective but it doesn't taste nice

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We started this medication for my infant son while teething. He is not too fussy with food or drinks but you could see that he did not like the taste.
This medication is effective but I was disappointed about the new droppler that was added to the box following the recall. It is very confusing.
Effective, trusted brand
taste, droppler, difficult to draw up I have ended up spilling almost 1/2 of bottle


CocoDee

CocoDee

  • 12 reviews
  • 2 likes

It works but they really do need to do something about the taste!

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Gives fast relief from pain and fever. When you can get your child to actually ingest it! The taste is not nice, to say the least. It is tough trying to get a child who has tasted it already to be willing to have it again. It is long lasting and it does work! Not a fan of the dropper. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but i manage to get air bubbles in the dropper every time. Love the fact that it doesn't upset my daughter's tummy as some medications can.
Gentle on tummies, inexpensive, acts fast and lasts long
Awful taste, don't like the dropper.


Bec

BecAdelaide, South Australia

  • 16 reviews
  • 4 likes

After 18 years, I still trust panadol.

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I have used this product on all of my children when they were very young. I still use it on my 21month old. It usually never fails to give relief of fever and pain. I have found that it works on some children than others. However I feel that a little relief is better than nothing when children are very ill. I will continue to use this product with confidence. It is tried and true.
Effective


Horrible taste and causes vomitting

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It is horrible! My 9 month old son puked TWICE after taking that thing. Based on the volume of the second vomit, it was almost everything from his stomach. THEN, I TOOK SOME, IT TASTES LIKE ... XXXX ...
With this taste, how would you expect babies to be happy with this kind of thing? Why don't you just give them couple of pills?
none
horrible taste and trigger vomitting


Sarah23

Sarah23Newcastle

  • 4 reviews

Worked well

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I was pretty nervous about using this the first time but I found that my bub tolerated it ok. I like the fact that it doesn't have artifical colours. I would recommend it - the pharmacist said it was ok to use. Others in my mothers group are using it
Calmed my baby

hjg0883

hjg0883QLD, 4575

  • 8 reviews

Bad taste

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Baby Panadol tastes horrible. My poor baby was sick and unhappy and this made things worse. He wouldn't want to take it, which distressed us both. I'd recommend sticking with Nurofen. Nurofen tastes great. And my son is more than happy to take it when he was sick.

However, the panadol does work quickly and I'm happy the results of it, it's just the process for giving it seems to cause more distress than needed.

Tastes horrible

Vundaful

VundafulPerth

  • 26 reviews
  • 2 likes

Bad taste = unhappy baby

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playschool

playschoolNew South Wales

  • 47 reviews
  • 13 likes

Works well

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I am happy with the results of Panadol colourfree baby drops. I always use it for my son whenever he has fever and this panadol always relieves him.It always relieves pain and fever after immunizations as well. My son's maternal nurse recommended it to us and since then we are using it and happy with it. Its easy to measure and it allows me to give right dosage to my son. My son has sensitive skin and i have never noticed any adverse effect with it. Its gentle on the tummy as well and keeps fever away.
Always works well for my son.
Haven't experienced anything wrong.


BelMarDom

BelMarDomAU

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Don't go there!

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My 8 month old will not take any medication without a colossal fight as he is scared by the taste of the Panadol.this has made teething & an ear infection a bit of a nightmare as we're struggling to get antibiotics into him. The syringe dispenser is also difficult to use. I am a nurse & very familiar with syringes yet found more often than not some of the medication ended up on me, on the furniture or on the other side of the room. There are substitutes - Dymadon paracetamol, chemist's own paracetamol...
Appeared to reduce pain
Taste & dispenser

1 comment
Concerned.
Concerned.

I have never had a problem dispensing this to my child who is now 4 years old, and I am not a nurse. How on earth could it end up over the furniture or the other side of the room. I would worry having you tending to me in hospital!


jessiekat

jessiekat

  • 12 reviews
  • 1 like

Terrible

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Both of my children preferred the taste of the Dymadon paracetamol. It is much less stressful to administer something when the children actually like it. As far as I can tell, both brands are equal in pain relief & in bringing down a fever.
Brings down fever
Good marketing campaign & stores stock it - everyone seems to be aware of it
The children hated the taste of it & refused to take it without a struggle.


ozzyturn

ozzyturnNSW, 2074

  • 86 reviews

Terrible

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We use another brand of paracetamol either chemist own brand or dymadon as whatever the suspension is in panadol causes both my boys to vomit it back up. Also applicators/bottles of other brands are more user friendly.
Its Paracetamol
Both my kids vomit it back up


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