Panadol Extra Advance Reviews: An In-Depth Analysis of User Feedback

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Looking for a pain killer and considering Panadol Extra Advance? There are loads of different types of paracetamol out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one is best for you. That is why we have written this article. In it, we will look at Panadol Extra Advance and in particular what customers who have used it have to say, by analysing customer reviews. That way, you can hear their stories to form your own opinion if it is right or not for you. Let’s dive in!


In order to have a big enough sample of reviews to work with, we collected reviews from 4 different sites, these were medino, ChemistDirect, Amazon and Ebay. A total of more than 500 reviews were analysed.

Review score

Let’s start to see how the product scored across the different sites:


As we can see the ratings are high and the overall weighted average is 4.67 out of 5 which shows that customers overall are very pleased with their experience using Panadol Extra Advance.

Key findings

After going through the ratings we dug through the actual reviews to decipher any trends or commonly mentioned traits or experiences. Here are our key findings:


  • Robust Packaging: Many users took the time to specifically comment on the packaging. This indicates that the packaging is not only functional but has made a positive impression on customers. For many users, the durability of the packaging provides convenience, especially if they carry the medication in situations where it could get crushed or damaged.
  • Efficacy in Pain Relief: The consistent mention of the product's effectiveness highlights its reliability in addressing pain. Users trust this product to deliver consistent results, making them more likely to repurchase and recommend.
  • Speed of Action: The speed at which the product works was a notable point for many users. Quick relief is essential when dealing with pain, and this product seems to deliver on that front, enhancing user satisfaction.
  • Added Caffeine Benefit: Some users appreciate the added caffeine component. This dual-action, of pain relief combined with a boost, might differentiate this product from competitors, making it more attractive to certain users.
  • Specific Use Cases: The fact that users mentioned its effectiveness specifically for migraines and period pain indicates that it is highly effective in combating these symptoms.
  • Ease of Consumption: Descriptions of the tablets being easy to swallow reflect consideration for user comfort, which can impact long-term product preference.
  • High Positive Ratings: With a plethora of 5-star ratings, it's evident that the majority of users are highly satisfied with the product. Such high approval usually leads to word-of-mouth recommendations, which also is mentioned in some of the reviews.
  • Gentleness on the Stomach: For many, medications can cause gastric discomfort. This product, being gentle on the stomach, means that users can take it without apprehensions related to side effects.Apart from common pains, it seems the product is also effective in more specific cases, such as pain exacerbated by cold weather, or onset period pains.


Few reviews were negative. One mentioned broken packaging, however, this can be attributed to specific handling in the supply chain and not really a negative product review per se

One user, Lorraine C, mentioned a potential side effect: "I do not take these during the evening, as the caffeine in them tends to keep me awake." While this isn't entirely negative, as caffeine can be beneficial for pain relief, it does highlight an unintended consequence for some users.

The general view of Panadol Extra Advance is overwhelmingly positive.


Standout reviews

Here are some reveiws that stood out to us and really grabbed our attention.

Lorraine C (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "They work well for my type of headaches and pain during the day. I do not take these during the evening, as the caffeine in them, tends to keep me awake."

Joanne B (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "Excellent product for me works fast and very good pain relief from somebody who suffers from intolerance 's gallor since covid 19 this is the only thing I can take anymore."

Doreen R (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "Excellent product. Used for crucial pain for Ostioarthritus. Panadol gives me the pain relief I need. Would recommend."

Christine Weise (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "My mums preferred pain relief when her hip and leg starts acting up in cold weather when exercising - it always works best of all the ache and pain relief medication. (Another good price deal too!)"

Mr Pocock (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "These are great! Brilliant for sorting my headache."

Ng's (verified buyer) - ★★★★★: "Suffering from a headache or pain... look no further! These are magic! They are very efficient and work within half an hour. They can be a little pricey in supermarkets so when I found these online it was a no brainer! The added caffeine also gives you a little boost."

Liz Houston (verified buyer) - ★★★★★:

"I had surgery on my knee and these painkillers have been a godsend. Gentle on my stomach and fast pain relief when it's needed most."

Budgie (verified buyer) - ★★★★★:

"I was impressed with the way the paracetamol tablets were packaged. The packaging was very robust so the tablets didn't suffer damage when stuffed in a pocket etc. Paracetamol is paracetamol however packaged and the quality of the tablets was fine."

Pharmacist view

As always we sat down with our Superintendent Pharmacist, Alessandro Grernci. to discuss Panadol Extra Advance:

When customers ask about Panadol Extra Advance, I like to highlight the unique role of caffeine in the product. Beyond its familiar role in your morning coffee, in this context, caffeine actually enhances the pain-relieving effects of paracetamol. It's a bit like giving the main pain-relieving ingredient a helpful nudge, making it work more effectively. Additionally, caffeine can provide a welcome lift, alleviating fatigue that often accompanies pain. So, it's not just about tackling pain but also about feeling more alert and energized. But, as always, moderation is key.

FAQ for Panadol Extra Advance 14 Tablets

What is Panadol Extra Advance?

Panadol Extra Advance is a powerful pain reliever that combines paracetamol and caffeine with advanced technology for a faster dissolving tablet.

What are the active ingredients in Panadol Extra Advance?

Panadol Extra Advance contains paracetamol (500 mg) and caffeine (65 mg) as active ingredients.

What types of pain can Panadol Extra Advance relieve?

Panadol Extra Advance can provide relief from headache, migraine, backache, rheumatic pain, toothache, period pain, fever, aches and pains of colds and flu.

How do the active ingredients in Panadol Extra Advance work?

Paracetamol is a painkiller and reduces your temperature when you have a fever, while caffeine acts to further help the effectiveness of paracetamol.

How should I take Panadol Extra Advance?

Adults and children aged 16 years and over should swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.

Can children take Panadol Extra Advance?

Panadol Extra Advance is not recommended for children under 12 years. Children aged 12-15 years can take 1 tablet every 4-6 hours with water as required, with a maximum of 4 tablets in 24 hours.

Is Panadol Extra Advance safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Due to the caffeine content, Panadol Extra Advance should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I take Panadol Extra Advance with other medications?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Panadol Extra Advance if you are taking any prescribed medicines, particularly metoclopramide, domperidone, colestyramine, or blood-thinning drugs like warfarin.

What should I do if I have an allergic reaction to Panadol Extra Advance?

Do not take Panadol Extra Advance if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, caffeine, or any of the other ingredients.

How is Panadol Extra Advance different from standard paracetamol tablets?

Panadol Extra Advance tablets are faster absorbed than standard paracetamol, providing up to 37% more pain-relieving power.

How should I store Panadol Extra Advance?

Keep Panadol Extra Advance out of the reach and sight of children.

What are the side effects of Panadol Extra Advance?

Side effects are rare but may include allergic reactions, skin rashes, or mouth ulcers. If you experience any side effects, stop using the product and consult your doctor.

Do not take more than the recommended dose. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose, seek immediate medical advice.

Can I take Panadol Extra Advance for an extended period?

Do not use Panadol Extra Advance for more than a few days at a time except on medical advice.

Where can I buy Panadol Extra Advance online?

Panadol Extra Advance is available from medino.

Written by Christian Jakobsson