GSK Launches Panadol with Optizorb in the Philippines

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global leading healthcare company finally announced the coming to the Philippines of the world’s trusted paracetamol brand, Panadol with Optizorb. It will be available to the Filipino consumers at pharmacies nationwide on February 2014.


The new Panadol® with Optizorb® is the only paracetamol, which starts releasing the pain relieving power of paracetamol in as quick as 5 minutes.

“Pain is one of the greatest personal, social and economic burdens faced by people around the world,” said John Sayers, President Consumer Healthcare, Asia, Pacific and Latin America of GSK. “Panadol has helped people find pain reliever across 85 countries for over 50 years and today we are pleased to bring this leading paracetamol brand to Philippines’ consumers. This is a significant milestone for GSK in line with our global commitment to help people do more, feel better and live longer.”


Panadol® with Optizorb® Philippine Launch happened on 24th January 2014 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City, and was hosted by award-winning athlete and mom, Ms. Christine Jacob.



Panadol® with Optizorb® is the only paracetamol brand with the unique Optizorb® disintergration system, which allows the release of its medicine in as little as 5 minutes vs. regular paracetamol. It also delivers therapeutic concentrations to most people suffering from a variety of pain even those with common medical conditions such as stomach problems and heart disease.

Panadol® with Optizorb® is the first and only paracetamol product that contains Optizorb® — a product of extensive scientific research breakthrough.

Panadol® with Optizorb® is also safe for pregnant and lactating (breastfeeding) women and will not irritate the stomach when used as directed.

Paracetamol Panadol® with Optizorb® comes in 36 x 10s dispenser box and each 10s catch cover has a suggested retail price (SRP) of PhP32.00 at all leading drugstores nationwide.

5 Minutes Matter with Panadol® with Optizorb®

In our short 24 hours a day, time matters especially in our daily responsibilities as wife, mother and homemaker, so why wait for your regular paracetamol to take effect? Panadol® with Optizorb® can give us quick, effective temporary relief from pain that comes from headache, tension backache, period pain, cold and flu symptoms, migraine headache, muscular aches, arthritis / osteoarthritis, and toothache within 5 minutes!

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Thank you so much to GSK Philippines for allowing me to witness this momentous occasion for the Philippine pharmaceutical market as you launch Panadol® with Optizorb® in our country.


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