What I discovered the other day, on talking to my DR, I said I have quite a few packets of Panadol Osteo from when I was having hip problems What will I do with them throw them out? Now I must be a slow learner because he said keep them they are just plain old Panadol take them as usual for pain etc, tacking the word Osteo on the end is just a marketing ploy.
I have never thought about that, as I said A slow learner sometimes!!
This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by bettyh Vic.
I too take p.osteo but sometimes I wonder why. I know they are slightly stronger than regular Panadol too but sometimes I wonder about the price difference. Regular Panadol can sometimes be picked up for under $2 but p.o. Can be $9. I smell a rat!
another thing about panadol osteo and its generic equivalents is that it is slow release, so that the paracetamol (the active ingredient) is gradually released throughout the day.If you have a headache, you would be better off taking a regular paracetamol tablet or capsule, preferably with some food as it takes effect in about 15 minutes but lasts only up to 4 hours.
I use the generic brand of panadol osteo for arthritis and find it is better than not taking it.