56 reviews

75% · 429 · 16%

Side Effects None, Mild side effects and Poor mental health
Symptom Relief
  • Significant Improvement
  • Felt Worse
Pain Type
  • Chronic
  • Acute
Effective Within
  • 15 minutes
  • 1 hour
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Treats different types of pain
Rapid pain relief
Great value for money
Slightly difficult to swallow
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56 reviews
Liana Z.
Liana Z.


I have starting using Panamax and I find it really works for me it relaxes my all body and also helps me with my pains that I have and helps me to sleep at night very happy with Panamax Show details
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Had severe tooth pain, did nothing and after I took it pain got much worse

I had a severe tooth pain all over, jaw etc I took Panamax because that’s all we had in the house in the middle of the night I couldn’t sleep. It did nothing at all and my pain got a hundred times worse after taking it. No idea why. Unbearable. Show details
Deb ranch
Deb ranchGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts

Always works, no side effects

Suffer with arthritis and mild headache, back ache. Panamax has never let me down. It is inexpensive and dles a far better job then the expensive brands. Worked straight away Show details
Jo-Anne T.
Jo-Anne T.Central Queensland, QLD15 posts

Paracetamol at a good price

This is the only way that I buy paracetamol for my family. It is great value for money and often on sale at Chemist Warehouse. I have always paid less than $2.50 for 100 tablets. Show details
magzTasmania7 posts
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Clint H
Clint HSydney, NSW4 posts

Cheap and great

Read the ingredients peoples and stop buying brand names. Panamax is the same as the big brands, just as effective and easily a quarter of the price. No brainer really Show details
JohnRichmond-Tweed, NSW11 posts


Had open heart surgery and took two Panamax every six hours and it worked like a dream. No pains at all since surgery. Panamax and Panadol have the same ingredients, Paracetamol, the only difference is the coating and packaging. Show details
TonyPSydney, NSW15 posts

It's all the same but

An apple is an apple or pear is a pear Panamax is paracetamol and they're all the same no difference whatsoever but Panamax does not have a coating and is very difficult to swallow often just getting caught in the throat very uncomfortable. It's like swallowing a piece of chalk lol. It's a pity that product couldn't be coated with something to make it easier to swallow I would pay more for that option. But one swallowed it does exactly as you would expect it's paracetamol the functionality of this product is exactly the same as any other products containing paracetamol Show details
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novasecAU3 posts

Doesn't work

Doesn't work on me or anyone I know of. Missing many ingredients that Panadol optizorb has. Panadol works within 20 mins Panamax never, even our hospital states don't use it, Panamax is a placebo.

ShanePerth44 posts

good product no harmful side effects

Found the panamax to effective and cheaper than panadol with the same ingredients.

Works the same so I stick with a brand that works.

Very happy with panamax many people I know use the same product as me.

LeighNSW, 256015 posts

No different to panadol

Paracetmals are mostly the same, all work or don't work in same way. I buy panamax as it's cheaper than panadol. If I just have a bit of a headache it does ease it but more severe pain not so much. If I use Panadol brand, it is the same in that way.


Didn't work for me

I get quite severe migraine often and after running out of panadol and nurofen I turned to Panamax to relieve some pain, enough so I could sleep but literally nothing changed. It did not work at ALL even after waiting for an hour for it to "kick in" literally did not relieve any pain. So disappointed.

DeesHobart, TAS39 posts

Simply Paracetamol

This is, as the label indicates, just 500 mg of paracetamol and nothing more.People who say Panadol is better or worse have psychological problems as each are identical !! The power of the Human mind or SOME Human minds What a joke !!


Excellent value for an excellent product,

Helps with severe cervical and lower back pain, Also alleviates my headaches and joint pain, Amazed at its effectiveness at such a low cost and it has helped my family with variious complaints,

craym0ndGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC36 posts


I've used Panamax since my early teen years and I'm now 26, still using and it still effectively works. Its helped reduce my fever and headaches quicker than panadol and is a lot cheaper than any pain killers I know! ($2 for a pack of 100 tablets from ChemistWarehouse)

Questions & Answers

Peter T.
Peter T.

I take Endep can l take paracetamol

Richard A.
Richard A.

Were is panamax produced.

Pita B.
Pita B.

Can you take Panadol on blood thinners?

Jo-Anne T.
Jo-Anne T.  

Yes you can. Paracetamol that is in Panamax does not thin blood

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  • Panamax is a tablet that is consumed orally, allowing for quick and easy pain relief.
  • The active ingredient is paracetamol, a drug that provides effective relief for a variety of conditions, including headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, and fevers - making it a one-stop shop for many of your health needs.
  • It’s available over the counter, making it easy to obtain when you have a sudden onset of pain.
  • Panamax is gluten and lactose free, making it a suitable choice for people with either or both intolerances.
  • It’s a cost-effective option for pain relief - you can get a pack of 100 tablets for as little as $2.45.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that Panamax was effective in treating a wide range of problems, including back aches, mild headaches, fevers, period pain, migraines, muscle pain and pain associated with arthritis.
  • Reviewers said that Panamax works either rapidly or straight away.

Pain points:

  • Some reviewers found that the tablets were slightly difficult to swallow compared to other brands of paracetamol, particularly for their children (the only difference between Panadol and Panamax is that Panadol has a gelatin coating surrounding the tablet, making it easier to swallow).
CategoryMuscle & Pain Relief Products
Prescription NeededNo
Product TypeTablet/Pill
Targeted AreaGeneral Pain and Headaches
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