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Panamax

Panamax

4.0 from 51 reviews

See the Best Muscle & Pain Relief Products in 2019 as rated by Australians on ProductReview.com.au.

Reviews

Review distribution

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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Clint H

Clint HSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Cheap and great

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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

Purchased in July 2019 at Coles for $2.99.

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Pain TypeChronic
Effective Within 15 minutes
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John

JohnRichmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Panamax/Panadol

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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.

Purchased in April 2019 at Hospital for $1.99.

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Pain TypeAcute
Effective Within 15 minutes
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TonyP

TonyPSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

It's all the same but....

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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

Purchased in March 2019 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store for $3.50.

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Side Effects None
Symptom ReliefSignificant Improvement
Effective Within 15 minutes
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novasec

novasecAU

  • 2 reviews

Doesn't work

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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.


Shane

ShanePerth

  • 28 reviews
  • 11 likes

good product no harmful side effects

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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.


Lee

LeeNSW, 2560

  • 13 reviews
  • 7 likes

No different to panadol

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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

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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.


Dees

DeesHobart, TAS

  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

Simply Paracetamol

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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,

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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,

craym0nd

craym0ndAU

  • 11 reviews
  • 7 likes

Great!

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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)


Holly

HollyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 55 reviews
  • 29 likes

Not my go-to pain relief.

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There are few things that Panamax is good for - period pain, some headaches. But if you've got muscle soreness or any real inflammation, forget it. It does nothing at all for me most of the time. I'll only take it if it's the only pain relief available.


Not worth the money

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Panamax does nothing to stop pain. panadol does. When they made panamax they fogot to put the paracetamol in, this is why they are so cheap. So i am pleased to find that panadol looks after my pain


brian

brian

  • 273 reviews
  • 59 likes

about average

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I used to buy these panamax pain relief tablets on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme as the doctor recommended them and found them to work well though they would sometimes hurt the stomache a little bit though not too bad and they didn't fall apart easily like the cheaper ones they usually sell in the supermarkets though got to make sure have water with them plus they are good priced

2 comments
brian
brian

The news stated that the federal government wants to take panamax off the federal pharmaceutical scheme so if I need anymore paracetamol I will probably have to pay full price for a pack of 100 tablets

brian
brian

I switched to ibuprofen based tablets and capsules for pain relief as these weren't doing the job as well


Menothere

MenothereRight not Here

  • 36 reviews
  • 32 likes

Has the job done

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This is one of the staples in my emergency kit. A generic brand of Panadol, at a fraction of price. The same ingredient and dose as the real Panadol. Yes, it is.

I was first introduced to this "brand" by my GP after I broke my elbow, some years ago, and I had to have lots of tablets a day to calm the pain.

It has always worked for me.

The only downside is that the tablets are not properly coated and are a bit big, so I find them more difficult to swallow than the usual Panadol.

Mind, this is not an antiflammatory, so it won't work if your pain has an inflammatory cause.

Diana

Dianamelbourne

Do not like panamax & would not buy again

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Does not at all relieve period pain :( :( :( :( :( recommend advil out of it in the house someone brought me panamax no difference as if I didn't even take it.

So cheap

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I went to the pharmacy and asked for my usual 100 pack panadol which cost more than $14 here in my chemist in perth Australia. Discount chemists probably $8. Anyway the chemist convinced me to buy Panamax when she heard me gasp at $14 by saying the Panamax 100 tablet is 99 cents!!! Lol anyways I got two packs and so far they have worked for me. I get a lot of headaches and arthritis pain. Though for severe pain I usually take panadeine forte.
The frighten price of course!!!!! Cost me $1 for a 100 pack!!!!
Nothing wrong with it


Cinful

CinfulAU

  • 112 reviews
  • 14 likes

Excellent

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I was introduced to this when I had a bad soft tissue injury. I used it to relieve headaches & muscle pain at the time. I've since learnt that it treats a huge range of other pain - such as period pain, fever etc.
This is a great cost-effective product. It is so much cheaper than Panadol & works just as well, if not better!! I buy the 100 pack & will never go back to Neurofen or Panadol. Yet again, the famous brand is beaten by a cheaper, equally effective product!
I cannot think of any negative things about this product - it is great!!


Sada

SadaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 675 reviews
  • 112 likes

Excellent

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ReviewPrincess

ReviewPrincessNSW, 2340

  • 42 reviews
  • 12 likes

Excellent

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I was first introduced to 'Panamax' in my early teens. Panamax is far more effective, far more quickly than Panadol. It targets muscle pain, rather than nerve pain as Nurofen is designed to do, so is no substitute for Nurofen, but equally as effective for muscle pains and headaches. Excellent for migranes and period pain sufferers. Works particularly quickly if taken with warm milk and helps one sleep if pain is severe. Highly recommend as a cheaper and more effective alternative to Panadol.
Cheaper than competitor products. Can be purchased in bulk 100 packs. Effective pain relief. Consistency of product. Consistent packaging that is easy to find when shopping.
Cannot fault this product.

1 comment
tester121
tester121

500mg of paracetamol is what it is. Just different brand names and packaging. Paracetamol does not provide targeted relief even though some manufacturers claim to do so. You've fallen for the placebo effect.


aseward90

aseward90

  • 16 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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the panamax pain relief product is a very cheap alternative to panadol of nurofen tablets, but provide that same pain relief as the more expensive brands. as it is cheaper the panamax tablets do not have the nice smooth texture on the other tablet brands which make them a little harder to swallow and do not taste very nice if you leave them in your mouth for a long period of time but are fine if swallowed straight away, this makes it a lot harder for children to take this product.
very cost efficient pain relief,
harder to swallow, do not taste very nice


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Questions & Answers

Martha Long

Martha Longasked

Which other ingredient . Formula has
Panamax I read reviews of been cheaper than pa nadol
No one said
Why its better
Why its cheaper
My friend has rheumatoid arthritis cronic
Dr told her to take panamax better than panadol
They have same 500 mgrs of paracetamol
Why its better?

1 answer
Jason
Jason

Normal panadol and panamax both have the same active ingredient of 500mg paracetamol per tablet. There is no difference other than the cheaper price of panamax. Hope that helps.


Sultan

Sultanasked

How mush can i buy a box of Panamax form the company in Australia?

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brian
brian

I can't remember how much they were as I usually used to buy 2 packs for one price using the pharmaceutical benefits scheme though if you are looking for specials perhaps you could try chemist warehouse as they have specials often

brian
brian

If you are referring to how many tablets is in the box well its a 100 tablets all up individually sealed in rows on 10 if I remember correctly


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Details

CategoryMuscle & Pain Relief Products
Prescription NeededNo
Product TypeTablet/Pill
Targeted AreaGeneral Pain and Headaches

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