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  •    What is Maxigesic?

    Maxigesic is a unique patented combination of paracetamol 500mg and ibuprofen 150mg, two tried and trusted active ingredients that work together in different, yet complementary ways to help relieve pain (paracetamol) and reduce fever and inflammation (ibuprofen) at the same time.


    Maxigesic was developed as a better alternative for pain relief than other combination analgesics, and as a better, more effective form of pain relief than paracetamol and ibuprofen1; the two most common pain relief medications in Australia.


    Maxigesic is clinically proven to provide at least 32% more effective pain relief than either paracetamol or ibuprofen alone¹.


    Maxigesic was invented and developed Down Under by Hartley Atkinson, Australian-born pharmacologist and founder of AFT Pharmaceuticals. Introduced in Australia in 2014, this world-first specific combination analgesic now has license agreements in over 124 countries around the world.


  •    What types of pain can
       I use Maxigesic for?

    Maxigesic provides temporary relief for a wide range of pain including:


    • Headache

    • Migraine headache

    • Tension headache

    • Muscular pain

    • Back pain

    • Period Pain

    • Arthritis

    • Rheumatic pain

    • Toothache

    • Pain from dental procedures

    • Aches and pain associated with cold and flu

    • Sinus pain

    • Sore throat

    • Tennis elbow


    Maxigesic also reduces fever and inflammation.


  •    Where can I buy Maxigesic?

    Maxigesic is only available from pharmacies – ask your pharmacist about available pack sizes.

  •    How should I take Maxigesic?

    • Take 1–2 tablets with a large glass of water.
    • Repeat the dose every 6 hours, as required, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
    • Maxigesic should be taken for only a few days at a time for adults, or 48 hours for children and adolescents aged 12–18 years, unless advised otherwise by a doctor. Maxigesic should not be combined with any other medicines containing paracetamol or ibuprofen.


  •    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
    • you have a stomach ulcer or other stomach disorders
    • you have impaired kidney function, impaired liver function or heart problems
    • you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, paracetamol or other anti-inflammatory medicines
    • you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • you are a heavy drinker


    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


WARNING: Do NOT combine with any other paracetamol or ibuprofen containing medicines. Do not exceed the daily recommended dose.


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. Research sponsored by AFT Pharmaceuticals.


Maxigesic® film coated tablets (Paracetamol 500mg and Ibuprofen 150mg) are for the temporary relief of pain and reduction of fever. 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. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use can be harmful. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. AFT Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Sydney. Patent No. 2005260243.