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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 more effective form of pain relief than paracetamol and ibuprofen; the two most common pain relief medications in Australia.

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 130 countries around the world.

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.

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

  • 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.

MAXIGESIC® is NOT recommended for children under 12 years of age.

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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