MAXIGESIC also reduces fever and inflammation.
Where can I buy MAXIGESIC®?
MAXIGESIC is available from all good pharmacies and supermarkets in New Zealand.
In what pack sizes can I buy MAXIGESIC®?
- 10 tablet pack
- 16 tablet pack
- 32 tablet pack (from pharmacies only)
- 50 tablet pack (from pharmacies only)
- 100 tablet pack (from pharmacies only)
What form does MAXIGESIC® come in?
MAXIGESIC is currently available as a coated tablet for easy swallowing.
What are the ingredients in MAXIGESIC®?
MAXIGESIC is a patented specific combination pain relief that combines the pain-relieving properties of Paracetamol (500mg) with the anti-inflammatory action of Ibuprofen (150mg).
Is there codeine in MAXIGESIC®?
No, there is no codeine in MAXIGESIC. Codeine is often used to amplify the effect of pain relief in other combination pain relief products, but as a member of the opiate family it has the potential for misuse. Health authorities around the world have expressed concerns about this issue, and so we formulated MAXIGESIC without codeine.
How should I take MAXIGESIC®?
- Take 1-2 tablets with a large glass of water.
- Repeat the dose every 4-6 hours as required, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
- Do not use for more than 72 hours except on the advice of your doctor.
Is MAXIGESIC® suitable for children?
MAXIGESIC is NOT recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Are there any reasons why I shouldn’t use MAXIGESIC®?
Do not take MAXIGESIC if you:
- Have asthma
- Have a stomach ulcer
- Have kidney disease
- Are allergic to Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Paracetamol or anti-inflammatory medicines
Please review the MAXIGESIC packaging for full directions and warnings.
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Result achieved in a trial of post-operative pain relief after removal of 1 - 4 wisdom teeth using MAXIGESIC® compared with Paracetamol 4000mg or Ibuprofen 1200mg alone per day in four divided doses.¹
Reference: 1. Merry, A. F., Gibbs, R. D., Edwards, J., Ting, G. S., Frampton, C., Davies, E. and Anderson, B. J. (2010). “Combined acetaminophen and ibuprofen for pain relief after oral surgery in adults: a randomized controlled trial” British Journal of Anaesthesia 104(1): 80-88.
MAXIGESIC® film-coated tablets are for the temporary relief of pain and reduction of fever and the discomfort associated with fever. Incorrect use can be harmful. Do not use if you have asthma or a stomach ulcer. Do not use in children under 12 years or if you have kidney disease. Do not exceed the daily recommended dose. Always read the label and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or side effects develop, contact your healthcare professional. AFT Pharmaceuticals, Auckland, New Zealand. TAPS PP4522 NZ Patent No. 552181.
Do NOT combine with any other Paracetamol or Ibuprofen-containing medicines. Do NOT exceed the daily recommended dose.