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Used for: Mild to moderate pain

What is Panadeine?

Panadeine is a brand product that contains Paracetamol and Codeine, which belong to the class of medications called non-opioid analgesics and opioid analgesics respectively. They work together to further suppress pain signals in the body. It is therefore used short-term to treat acute moderate pain.

How to use it?

Panadeine is available as tablets. For children 12 years or above and adults, take 2 tablets four times a day. Do not exceed more than 8 tablets a day.

What are the side effects of Panadeine?

Common side effects of Panadeine include drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, constipation and vomiting.

Who should not take Panadeine?

  • People who are allergic to any component of Panadeine
  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Patients with a history of active liver failure.
  • Patients with paralytic ileus
  • Elderly patients

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Avoid driving and operating machinery after taking codeine as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Do not take other paracetamol containing products.
  • Do not use it more than three days in a row.
  • Do not use in children under 12 years of age.
  • Do not use it in the long term because it can cause dependence.
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

Common dosing schedule: 
Taken with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Panadeine may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Panadeine in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Panadeine is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Panadeine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 500mg/8mg (Tablets)
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Non-Opioid Analgesics, Opioid Analgesics
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