Panadol Philippine Launch 2014: 5 Minutes Matter

I have had back pains since a week ago. I went to an event yesterday and I found out that over 5 out of ten Filipinos suffered from muscle pains in the last three months. Also, like my husband, 7 out of 10 suffer from regular headaches. This is probably the reason why Paracetamol is well known in our country. We need something to ease the pain right away and in the event that I attended, I realized that 5 minutes matter. Do you know that in terms of volume/sales, Paracetamol ranks second to vitamins? What I look for when I look for analgesics is it must be fast acting. It’s a good thing that Panadol will be launched in the Philippines this February.

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Panadol is a paracetamol based analgesic that can provides fast, effective temporary relief of pain and discomfort. So if you have headaches, backpains, cold and flu symptoms, cramps from your period, toothache etc., you can take Panadol. It is one of the world’s leading paracetamol-based pain relievers which is sold in more than 85 countries.

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During the launch, it was highlighted that Panadol is the only brand that uses the technology called Optizorb. Optizorb is a disintegration system that releases the medicine into the bloodstream in just 5 minutes. It is then dispersed to the body through the bloodstream in 12.9 minutes. This is really faster than other paracetamol drugs in the market.

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“Pain is one of the greatest personal, social and economic burdens faced by people around the world,” said John Sayers, President of Consumer Healthcare, Asi, Pacific, and Latin America, GlaxoSmithKline. He says that Panadol will help achieve GSK’s commitment to helping people do more, feel better and live longer.

When I released my live tweets of the event, I was surprised to find out that a lot of my friends were already using Panadol, and they got to purchase it from other countries. I guess you’ll all be happy to know that starting February, it will be available in all leading drugstores nationwide. Panadol comes in a dispenser box of 10s and it is priced at Php 32.