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Effective pain relief tablets working quickly (within 15-20 min), with distinct packaging. More efficient than plain Ibuprofen and a good alternative to prescription painkillers. Slightly more expensive than average.

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      25.09.2013 13:14
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      Good pain relief but expensive

      When it comes to taking pain killers I tend to got for a shops own brand version of Anadin Extra, the ingredients are exactly the same but they are less than half the price.  However recently it was a Sunday afternoon and I developed a really bad headache, our local Tesco was shut so my Husband went to our local Co Op store to purchase me some painkillers as we had run out.  He came back with Anadin Extras for me as these were the only ones they had that were suitable.  

      Packaging
      Anadin Extra comes in a bright yellow rectangle shaped cardboard box, the front has the name "Anadin Extra" written on it in red and green writing outlined in silver, the writing is also slightly raised, above this is a red section which lists a couple of things that the tablets help relieve and right at the bottom are a couple of the main ingredients.  

      The amount of tablets in the box also appears on the front of the box.  The back of the box is also bright yellow and has the name of the product on it, the majority of this area is taken up with product information including a list of what the tablets help relieve, warnings, tablet content and the dosage.  All of this information is written in dark green and some of the sections are outlines in red which makes the information easy to read and follow.

      Inside the box are two white plastic strips which hold the tablets in moulded sections within the strips, these are then covered with foil to hold them in place, this also has the name of the product printed on it in red writing, you simply push the tables through the foil to remove them from the plastic strips.  

      The Tablets
      There is nothing fancy about the Anadin Extra tablets, they are oval shaped and plain white in colour with a line going across the width of them, the tablets are quite thick but not too much so that they are hard to swallow.  The surface of the tablets are smooth and not at all chalky (something I hate about some tablets)

      Tablet Contents
      The main contents of the Anadin Extras are Aspirin, Paracetamol and caffeine, these amounts of these ingredients in the tablets are
      * Aspirin BP - 300mg
      * Paracetamol Ph Eur - 300mg
      * Caffeine Ph Eur - 45mg
      This is the same as shops own brands version of these tablets.  

      What Anadins Do
      On the back of the packaging there is a list of different symptoms that Anadin Extras will relieve these include
      * Headaches
      * Period Pain
      * Migraine
      * Dental Pain
      * Joint Swelling
      * Muscular Aches
      * Rheumatic Pain
      * Neuralgia
      * Sore Throat
      * Fevers
      * Strains/ Sprains
      * Stiffness
      * Sciatica
      * Lumbago
      * Cold and Flu Symptoms
      What I particularly like about these tablets is that they help with a large range of different illnesses and symptoms, they are very versatile. 

      Dosage
      The dosage is clearly written on the back of the packaging and should not be exceeded.  Adults, the elderly and young people aged 16 and over should take 2 tablets with water and repeat every 4 hours or as required.  You should not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.  

      Warnings
      There are various warnings that come with these tablets and these include
      * If symptoms persist for more than 3 days consult your doctor
      * Do not give to children under 16 years old, unless on the advise of a doctor
      * Do not exceed the stated dose
      * Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
      * Do not take if you have a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding
      * Do not take if you suffer from haemophilia or if you are taking medication to reduce blood clotting
      * Do not take if you are breast feeding
      * Talk to your doctor before taking these tablets if you are pregnant, asthmatic or if you suffer from allergic disease, or have kidney, liver or dehydration problems
      * Keep out of sight and reach of children
      * Seek immediate medical advise in the event of an overdose
      Full details of all of the warnings and precautions about Anadin Extras can be found on the leaflet that comes inside the box.

      Price and Availability
      Anadin Extra can be purchased from a variety of shops including most supermarkets, chemists and also various corner shops.  We purchased our 16 packet of Anadin Extra from our local Co Op and they were sold for just over £2.00, personally I think this is quite expensive and over priced, you can purchase them cheaper in Tesco where a 16 packet costs £1.90, however this is still expensive compared to shops own brand version of this product which contains exactly they same amount of the main ingredients, however when you are ill anything that makes you feel better is worth the money.
       
      My Opinion
      When my Husband bought the Anadin Extras for me I took 2 straight away and was pleased that within half an hour my headache had started to fade and within the hour it had gone, I was very impressed with the speed at which they worked.

       I have used Anadin Extra for a variety of aches and pains including a bad pulled muscle in my chest, again these dulled the pain very quickly and whilst I had to take them regularly for a few days as the muscle healed they definitely helped with the pain.

       I like the fact that Anadin Extra works quickly on a large range of aches and pains.  For me the down side of these tablets is the price, they are quite expensive compared to a shops own brand version of these tablets and the ingredients are exactly the same, however despite this they are worth the money if they work and make you feel better.

       I would recommend Anadin Extra to anyone looking for an effective pain relief, however the price does put me off a little bit, especially if you end up taking them regularly, it can work out a bit expensive.    

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      03.07.2013 18:18
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      A good option when you need something a little stronger than ibuprofen

      I generally try to steer clear of taking painkillers as I don't believe it's good for you to keep on taking them all the time and it's too easy to become addicted (and for them to become ineffective), so usually the only time I would take any form of painkiller is when I can't sleep due to pain. however, after switching departments at work recently I do a lot more bending and it's given me really bad and pretty constant back pain which I've needed to take painkillers for just to be able to get through the day. Normally when I do take painkillers I stick to Ibuprofen as paracetamol just tend to make me feel sick, but the Ibuprofen just weren't doing the job, so I looked for something a little stronger and came away with these Anadin Extra tablets which were on offer for just over £1 in Tesco.

      The tablets come in a bright yellow box which makes them stand out on the shelf, and is probably the only reason I spotted them if I'm completely honest. You get 16 tablets (or caplets) in the box, which are packaged in 2 separate packs of 8. The box states boldly on the front that the tablets are for headaches, aches and pains, and that they contain aspirin, paracetamol and caffeine. As with all medicines you should carefully read the included information leaflet before taking any of the tablets.

      The caplets are long and thin and are uncoated, so they can leave a little powdery residue on anything they touch, and they do have a powdery taste. Because they are quite long some people may have trouble swallowing them, but they do have a line down the middle making them easier to break in half to make 2 easier to swallow pieces. Personally I don't have any trouble swallowing them at all.

      I take the recommended does of 2 tablets with a glass of water, and I've been surprised to find that they begin to work very quickly, and within about 15-20 minutes I'm unable to notice any back pain anymore. this is great for me as the Ibuprofen wasn't doing anything to help my pain and I was worried that I may have to go to the doctor for prescription strength tablets, but so far these are working really well for me. I do find that they do give me a little bit of the same sick feeling I get after taking paracetamol, but to be honest it's not as bad as I expected, and not as bad as when I take just paracetamol on it's own.

      Generally I find these works for at least 4 hours before I start to feel the pain returning, and i'm very happy with this. Overall I would definitely recommend these tablets to anyone who needs something a little more effective than Ibuprofen but doesn't want to resort to prescription painkillers.

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      29.02.2012 19:43
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      Best pain relief

      In my time of pain there is only one brand i can honestly trust, Anadin Extra is the most reliable pain relief for all part of your body such as headaches/migraines, toothache, sore throat, period pain, fever/temperature, influenza, rheumatic pain, sprains, swelling (muscular) and so much more. I've tried many different brands and types of pain relief in my time and most take a lot time to work and are quick to wear off. However Anadin Extra works for the duration of around 3-4 hours and takes about 10 - 20 minutes to kick in. Many tablets are quite hard to swallow but i think Anadins narrow and long shape tablets make it easy. Most people double up of medication such as paracetamol and ibuprofen but with these this is not needed. one downfall of these tablets is that only over 12's can consume of them and you can only take 8 tablets in a space of 24 hours. You also can't take these if you are pregnant, allergic to any ingredients (aspirin, caffeine, paracetamol, micro-crystalline cellulose and hydroxyprophyl methylcellulose) and if you have ulcer or kidney problems. Also i haven't found any side effects whilst taking Anadin.

      I'd highly recommend this product to anyone in pain.

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        01.06.2011 23:24
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        Brilliant for getting to the pain quickly!

        If you have read some of my earlier reviews, you will notice that painkillers are a big part of my life. This is because I often suffer from headaches, with some of them being particularly severe. I am a big fan of purchasing supermarket and drugstore own brand painkillers, simply because they are cheap and due to the fact that I purchase them on a regular basis, this is why I do that. Sometimes however, I would rather pay a little bit more for the extra quality, and my favourite branded painkillers are Anadin Extra.

        The packaging is distinct and easily noticeable, as are most Anadin products with the yellow and red colouring. This particular product contains twelve tablets, all of which are caplets. I prefer to use caplets than to capsules as I feel that these are much easier to swallow, and I do find some tablets quite difficult to consume.

        It is recommended that you take two of these but make sure you do not take them too regularly as this could put you at risk, as will drinking alcohol during the time period of around four hours. To take these, just place the tablet or tablets at the back of your mouth and swallow down. These are quite easy to swallow, but I would still recommend using a liquid to help push them down. They do not have a particular taste to them, therefore I would say these are overall a nice tablet. It is important to note that these are only recommended for people who are aged sixteen or over.

        I usually take paracetamols, however Anadin Extra has a little something else to it, and this is the reason why I picked these up. Rather than just containing one pain relieving element, it is a combination of three, and these are paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine. The paracetamol helps to block the pain signals, the aspirin targets the source of pain and the caffeine helps to speed up the pain relief.

        Due to all of these ingredients combining together, I noticed that this made these tablets get to work a lot quicker than many other which I have tried. I do suffer from awfully painful headaches sometimes, and within around ten minutes I can already see an incredible difference. The aspirin which is contained within this helps to target the source of pain right away, and this is the element which I feel does make all the difference, and is why I would recommend it more than buying an ordinary paracetomal.

        I use this specifically for headaches, however Anadin claim that it is used for headaches, aches and pains, therefore it could cover a whole host of pain which you may be experiencing, so it is worth a look at. I brought mine from a pharmacy for around £1.20 which is a fair price. These tablets are widely stocked throughout pharmacies and supermarkets if you wish to purchase. I hope this review has helped, thank you for reading.

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        12.05.2011 17:11
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        Combination of active ingredients results in very effective tablets

        To set the scene, I am not a big fan of taking painkillers, and more often then not prefer to let things sort themselves out if possible. 9/10 when I get a headache for example, it is often caused by dehydration (I don't drink nearly enough of liquids throughout the day) or a lack of sleep. So, before resorting to taking any kind of tablet for a headache I try to ensure I've drunk lots of water and have attempted to get some sleep. However, sometimes this simple remedy isn't enough to solve the problem. This is when I move on to the Anadin. The picture above is a slightly different box to the ones I've bought recently, but the tablets are still easily identified by the bright yellow packaging and the brand name written on in large letters.

        ~So what are they?~

        Anadin Extra tablets are white caplets, so the longer, sort of oval shaped tablet. They contain 300mg of aspirin, 200mg of paracetamol and 45mg of caffeine. This combination of ingredients is something that I have only really found in Anadin Extra tablets. I have yet to find another brand with this combination, though feel free to let me know if one exists. The aspirin targets the pain, the paracetamol works as a blocker, blocking the pain signals from reaching your brain, and the caffeine works by helping to speed up pain relief. These three core ingredients together make what I believe to be a very effective tablet. In fact, the last time I used these tablets (after having a headache for 2 days and trying my normal solutions) I began to feel the results in approximately 15 minutes or so.


        Compared to other pain relief out there Anadin is expensive. It is possible to buy unbranded aspirin or paracetamol tablets very cheap nowadays. However, on the rare occasion that I do take some sort of pain relief tablets I have found these cheaper brands to not be as effective at targeting the problem.


        ~A few health notes~

        As with all medicines you should read the leaflet before taking these. As described above there are 3 active ingredients in the tablets so ensure that you stick to the dosage stated, which is no more than 2 tablets every 4 hours, and no more than 8 tablets in a 24 hour time period. This is for adults only, and these are not recommended for under 16s.

        There are other health notes to consider such as you shouldn't take this medicine if you are in the late stages of pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not take if you've had a stomach ulcer, and should consult your doctor before taking in the earlier stages of pregnancy or you are asthmatic. The leaflet covers the health issues in much more detail, so ensure to read this before taking.


        Overall though, I find that these tablets are the best painkillers on the market even with their slightly more expensive price tag. On average you will be looking at about the £2 mark for 12 tablets. I've seen them cheaper, around £1.70, and occasionally have seen a pack of 12 for £1. If I see them at £1 I tend to buy a couple of packs to keep in the bathroom cupboard.

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          28.03.2011 11:01
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          a very effective pain relief after my argument with a cup!

          Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I don't do things by halves, no matter what it is. Saturday morning was a case in point. I decided to be helpful and put away the clean crockery, when I tried to put away a cup I missed the cupboard. As it fell I tried to catch it, it broke and I ended up with a really nasty gash in my wrist. Moral of this story - never argue with a cup!

          Anyway, the paramedics came, took me off to A&E where they confirmed I'd cut right down to my tendon. They glued it together and steri-stripped it, bandaged it up and sent me home advising paracetamol as pain relief. Paracetamol wasn't even touching the pain and so I bought a box of Anadin Extra to give that a try.

          I would be here forever if I listed everything that it claims to be useful for. Suffice to say that it can be used for most aches and pains.


          Suitability And Dosage
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          These are not suitable for anyone under 16. They are also not suitable if you are allergic to Aspirin or other NSAID's or if you are breastfeeding; you should also talk to your doctor before taking them if you are pregnant.

          You should also not take these if you are taking medication to reduce blood clotting, if you suffer from haemophilia or if you have or ever have had, a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding.

          You should also consult your doctor if you are asthmatic or if you have liver, kidney or dehydration problems.

          If none of that is you then you can take two tablets every four hours as needed but do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.


          Ingredients And Warnings
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          These contain 300mg of paracetamol, 200mg of aspirin and 45mg of caffeine.

          They should therefore not be taken with any other product that contains paracetamol. The leaflet contains a long list of side effects. If you experience these, or any others you should immediately stop taking the product and speak to your doctor.



          My experience
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          These come in a blister pack which is easy to pop two out of, even with only one hand. The tablets themselves are small and are easy to take with a glass of water. I usually pop them both in my mouth and take them both at the same time. I have a problem taking pills usually so with most tablets I would have to take one at a time but the size of these mean that this isn't a problem.

          The effect they have on the pain depends on how much I've done. I've been advised not to use the hand at all for a couple of days to allow it time to heal but I'm not one to just sit by and not do things so although I haven't done much at all I will admit to overdoing it occasionally. If however I haven't done much then half an hour after taking two my hand no longer hurts and so long as I rest it this lasts around 4-5 hours so it does last right through until I can take the next dose more.

          If I have overdone it then it doesn't completely take the pain away and it does take around an hour to an hour and a half to kick in but after this it does take the edge off it enough for me to get on with my day so long as I'm careful. Again, this lasts right through until I can take the next dose.

          Since it does contain Caffeine I have never experienced any drowsiness when taking these. Although I am also able to take them right before bed, but then I can drink coffee before bed too without it affecting my sleep so this wasn't likely to affect me anyway.

          I bought mine over the counter from ASDA for £3.18 for 32. However they are widely available from chemists, usually needing to be bought over the counter. They are also available in soluble form. Prices do vary though so it's worth shopping around. Overall I do highly recommend them as they've worked wonders for me.

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            02.11.2010 20:22
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            They don't get to be market-leading products if they don't work.

            My wife always has these in the house. She is a bit of a so and so when it comes to believing that branded products are better.

            On some things she is right (even when she is wrong) but on items such as Anadin Extra when directly comparable ingredients are involved, it's a harder case to justify.

            Having said that, for straight aspirin or paracetamol, it's an easy case to argue. Anadin Extra comprises aspirin, paracetamol and caffeine and there are fewer directly comparable products around. These tablets are now marketed as Triple Action.

            The box of Anadin Extra tablets contains 12 tablets in 2 x 6 blister packs. Each tablet contains 300g Aspirin, 200g Paracetamol and 45g Caffeine, so they are quite powerful.

            They shouldn't be taken by those under 16 unless advised by a doctor and the pack advises us to keep them out of sight and reach of children.

            It's important to note that these are not suitable if you are breastfeeding. I'm not breastfeeding right now and I'm fortunate enough not to suffer headaches very often. When I do, I just take whatever cheap supermarket tablets are in the house at the time, leaving these expensive ones for the Dearly Beloved, who swears by them. She has herself convinced now that nothing else will work for her. Oh well.

            These tablets are advertised as being for Headaches, Aches and Pains and on the back of the packet there is a list of no less than 17 different pain-related conditions for which it can provide relief! So, it's a one size fits all kind of tablet.

            As I say, they are quite powerful and we are advised not to take more than 6 in any 24 hour period.

            Do they work? Well, my wife says she has never had a headache that has not been helped by these tablets (except those imaginary ones that she and other wives frequently seem to get at bed-time - they get better by themselves as soon as you've dropped off to sleep), so, even though I think they are a tad expensive, if they do the job, I'd have to give them 5 out of 5!

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            30.10.2010 20:39
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            good for £1

            ==Anadin Extra==

            I couldn't help but stock up on these pills when I saw them in Poundland recently. The fact that they had a branded product in their was enough for me to stop and take notice. I hardly ever opt for the branded type of painkillers if I can help it because more of ten than not they are over priced for what they are and cheaper non-branded pills work just as well.

            These Anadin Extra however work better than I had anticipated as I hadn't tried them before now. The Anadin extra pills contain both paracetamol and aspirin together but the only thing I don't really like is the fact that there is more aspirin than there is paracetamol. The aspirin content of each pill is 300 grams and the paracetamol is 200 grams. Neither of these amounts is an adults recommended single dose as with two combined pills you can go up to a gram on each. So even with me taking two of these Anadin Extra's I am only getting 600 grams of Aspirin and 400 grams of paracetamol which I thought was not going to be enough to shift my sinus pain.

            However I was rather mistaken because after taking these pills with a large glass of water within half an hour my pain was more or less gone. I wasn't expecting the results which I got with these Anadin and it has changed my mind ever so slightly about branded pills but it may well be that I never usually mix Aspiring and paracetamol together but usually opt for mixing paracetamol with ibuprofen.

            Anyhow I found these Anadin pills rather easy to swallow as they are not overly large and after the four hours had passed I didn't feel the need to re-administer the tablets so I was very pleased! The results of course speak for themselves.

            I got 12 of the pills in a packet which for £1 I feel is very good value for money and I am pretty glad that I decided to throw a few of the boxes in my basket. I will definitely continue to take them and will keep an eye out for them when I next go into Poundland.

            I think a rating of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is in order for this product. Lets hope I don't have to use them again for a while but I very much doubt it. Its probably all the hours on the computer that are making the headaches in the first place! LOL

            Many thanks for taking the time to read.

            I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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              29.08.2010 00:45
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              Not for me these!

              I am someone that always suffers with aches and pains. I suffer with hypothyroidism which means I get aching muscles and bad periods (amongst other things!). I also do have a diagnosed spine problem and have for a long time suffered with migraines and grinding my teeth which gives me ear and neck problems as well as a sore gob!

              At the moment for my back pain I take Ibuphen and paracetamol. I take no more than 8 paracetamol's in 24 hours though and I prefer to use a good quality known branded ones rather than cheapy ones as I want the best possible results I can achieve in as quickest time possible. I spotted these in Tesco on offer at a pound a box instead of £1.75 and decided to grab a couple of boxes (and my mate grabbed me a couple too!) to try aid my pain relief.

              The Packaging:

              The box is yellow and red and on the front of it I'm told that they are Anadin Extra 'Contains: Aspirin, Paracetamol & Caffeine and that they are triple action and for headaches, aches and pains and that in my box I have 16 tablets in total and the size is shown of the tablet too. On the back of the box I'm told what ailments they are suitable for and what they contain, dosage advice is given as are lots of warnings and contact details for the manufacturer and the best before date is all listed. Inside you get two trays made from white plastic and foil and again on the foil side you are told what they are and both trays contain 8 tablets in each.

              What Ailments The Are Suitable For:

              Headaches
              Period Pain
              Migraine
              Dental Pain
              Joint Swelling
              Muscular Aches
              Rheumatic Pain
              Neuralgia
              Sore Throat
              Feverishness
              Strains
              Sprains
              Stiffness
              Sciatica
              Lumbago
              Fibrositis
              Cold And Flu Symptoms

              What Each Tablet Contains:

              Aspirin BP 300mg
              Paracetamol Ph Eur 200mg
              Caffeine Ph Eur 45g

              Dosage Instructions:

              Adults, the elderly and young persons aged 16 and over: Take 2 tablets with a drink of water. Repeat every 4 hours as required.
              Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
              Do not give to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a Doctor.

              Taking Them:

              Well the tablets are quite large and oblongish in shape with rounded edges and not too thick and white colour. Take them with a big drink they taste of nothing and go down really well and over time get dissolved of course.

              How well they work though depends very much on what the issue is I have so far found. I have found though that they sometimes work and sometimes don't depending as I have just said on the ailment and the severity of the pain.

              On headaches and migraines I have simply found that on mine they never work even if I take a couple of doses over the course of a day and so I stopped trying and just use something now that I know does work. They work rather well on period pains but on back and neck ache they don't touch and on my diagnosed spine condition they are total rubbish and I may as well not bother take them.

              I have found them to help my general muscular aches (I.E in my legs) but really I thought these would be far better and faster acting because of the caffeine that these contain...but for me they are too hit and miss for me to rely on....sadly.

              At a pound a box (on offer) they are handy enough for light pains, at £1.75 however I wouldn't touch them!

              Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.

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                27.04.2010 19:13
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                Useful for shiffting irritating headaches

                Anadin Extra provides relief from headache, cold and flu symptoms and a whole host of muscular and rheumatic pain. They contain paracetemol, aspirin and caffeine which the manufacturer say will speed up the time it takes to take effect.

                I usually take these tablets for moderate headaches and when I have a cold. I find them to be really effective. For headaches they take about 15-20 minutes before I feel any benefit. The relief lasts for a good few hours, unlike some of their competitors, which is great if you have to stay active while taking them (i.e. you are at work rather than at home in bed).

                The manufacturers say that they also offer effective relief from migraine. I would say that they are about as effective at this as a fly swatter would be for repelling a rhino. If, like me, you do suffer from migraines I would not recommend these at all and would encourage you to seek out a specialist migraine medicine (Migraleve work great for me!).

                I think that Anadin work so well against moderate pain because of the dual action of Aspirin and Paracetemol. The flip side to this is that Aspirin can be a bit harsh on your stomach, so if your symptoms include stomach pain it would be wise to steer clear of these.

                Despite these small draw backs, I routinely pick up a packet of these when I feel a headache coming on. They really do shift the pain quite quickly and I would recommend them whole heartedly for use against moderately bad pain in any capacity (head, tooth, joints).

                I paid £2.10 for a pack of 16 in my local petrol garage, which is not too extortionate. I am sure they are far cheaper in supermarkets anyway.

                Be sure to read the packaging as Anadin should not be taken with some other medicines (most notably Warfarin).

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                Keep some handy

                A couple of weeks ago I was suffering with a 2 month long chest infection, along with the coughing I also had a cold develope towards the end! I had headaches, cold and flu symptoms and pain in my diaphragm from coughing so much.

                I was in the local supermarket so decided to try Anadin Extra to get rid of the bad head. The ones I bought contain Aspirin, Paracetamol and Caffeine so are not really for evening or night time consumption if you plan on sleeping!

                I have to admit after downing two it was about 20 minutes later that I began to feel the improvement. My headache disappeared, cold symptoms seemed a little less full on and I felt a little better all round. now I am not going to lie and say I felt better because I didn't but it did take the edge off and lasted for about 3 out of the 4 hours before I could take two more. The caffeine addition was also welcomed as if you are like me, you'll feel very worn out and have very little energy so this stopped me falling asleep at my desk.

                Anadin Extra are recommended for relief from -

                Headaches
                Period pains
                Migranes
                Dental Pains
                Joint Swelling
                Muscular Aches
                Rheumatic Pain
                Neuralgia
                Sore throats
                Feverishness
                Strains and sprains
                Stiffness
                Lumbago
                Fibrositis
                Cold and flu symptoms

                Each tablet contains 300mg of Aspirin, 200mg Paracetamol and 45mf Caffeine.

                Adults, the elderly and persons aged 16 and over can take 2 tablets with a drink of water, this can be repeated every 4 hours but do not take more than 8 tablets in a 24 hour period. The packaging also states that if your symptoms do not clear within 3 days then see your doctor. These cannot be given to children under 16 and should not be taken with any other medicines containing paracetamol.

                So Anadin Extra are really handy to have in your cupboard or desk draw as they do take the edge off and relieve a lot of different illnesses as above.

                I'd recommend for headaches and cold and flu symptoms but if you have anything worse I'd go for something a bit stronger as it is not a cure!

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                  03.11.2009 13:30
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                  Anadin Extra - Contains Paracetamol & Aspirin - 12 Tablets

                  Description: Anadin Extra tablets contain a tried and trusted formulation for fast, effective pain relief. Anadin Extra tablets are for the treatment of the symptoms of mild to moderate pain including:. Headache, Period pains, Feverishness and Toothache.

                  Anadin Extra are triple action pain relief tablets that contain aspirin, paracetemol and caffeine (so if you are sensitive to caffeine then maybe best to avoid these painkillers). They come in a bright yellow box with the name clearly printed on a white background. They are found in most supermarkets and chemists. They can often be bought from smaller shops too (though may be kept behind the counter as opposed to on the shelves). Once you have opened the box, the pills are popped out from a plastic background, meaning that each one is kept sealed until you need to use it.

                  The instructions for use are clearly printed on the back, and over 16's should take 2 every 4 hours. Never take more than 8 of these tablets over a 24 hour period. Remember to be sensible, any unexplained pain that doesn't go away within a day or 2 should always be checked by a medical professional (either a GP, NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or in an emergency, dial 999).

                  From time to time I suffer period pain and have found that these tablets are one of the most effective things which I can buy. They are also great for an occasional headache, and are quite fast acting (I usually notice a difference within half an hour of taking them). There are certainly cheaper over the counter painkillers on the market, but these are definitely the most effective in my opinion, and therefore worth paying a little extra for.

                  I definitely recommend these and always have a pack in my bag, just in case. If you haven't tried them and need painkillers from time to time, then give these a shot, they do exactly what they promise. As with all medication, read the label and follow the instructions!

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                  09.10.2009 14:32
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                  Tried and trusted formulation.

                  Anadin Extra are triple action pain relief tablets that contain aspirin, paracetemol and caffeine. In my opinion they are the best tablets you can buy for pain relief and there are many different brands out there to choose from.

                  You can buy paracetemol and aspirin from as little as 16p in the supermarket. It does surprise me that they can sell it so cheap but yet a pack of 16 Anadin Extra tablets cost £1.65. The cheap brands of tablets just don't seem to work as well and therefore I find myself buying Anadin Extra.

                  Each tablet contains 300mg of Aspirin, 200mg of Paracetemol and 45mg of Caffeine. Aspirin and paracetemol work by relieving pain and reducing high temperature and fever. You can take Anadin to give releif from:
                  Headaches
                  Period apin
                  Migraine
                  Dental pain
                  Joint swelling
                  Muscular aches
                  Rheumatic pain
                  Neuralgia
                  Sore throat
                  Feverishness
                  Strains
                  Sprains
                  Stiffness
                  Sciatica
                  Lumbago
                  Fibrositis
                  Cold and flu symptoms

                  The list really is endless. Some of the things on that list I have never even heard of. I tend to take Anadin when I have a headache or a cold. 9 times out of 10 I think they work. I do try and take ordinary paracetemol first but often it doesn't work and then a few hours later I will find myself reaching for the Anadin. I may as well just take it first.


                  Anadin Extra are suitable for adults, the elderly and young persons over the age of 16. The dosage requirements state that you should take 2 tablets with a drink of water and repeat every 4 hours as required. I find that if you take 2 tablets for a headache then it usually does the trick and you don't have take any more. If symptoms persist for more than 3 days then you need to consult your doctor.

                  There is a very informative leaflet in the pack of tablets that states when you should not take the tablets and a list of possible side effects. Always worth a read before you take the tablets.

                  I think Anadin Extra are really effective way of providing effective pain relief. They are more expensive than other brands but when you've are in mild or moderate pain then you want something that works no matter what the cost.

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                  29.05.2009 20:31
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                  A good all round painkiller

                  I have suffered with terrible headaches since I was a teenager and had tried many painkillers and alternative remedies. Nothing haas worked as well to beat these headaches as Anadin Extra.

                  The tablets can be used to treat many different types of pain, for example, migraine, period pain, neuralgia, muscular pain and joint pain. The dosage is 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. I have only ever taken the higher dosage, and would say relief begins after about 20 minutes. The tablets are fairly small and very easy to swallow. The ingredients are aspirin, paracetamol and caffiene.

                  Pricing varies, but you can expect to pay around £1.80 for a pack of 16. it is possible to buy a larger and more economical pack of 32 over the pharmacy counter.

                  I have also experienced periods of quite severe joint pain, and chose to take anadin extra instead of prescription medication. It worked a treat, probably to do with the anti-inflamatory action of the tablets.

                  Beware, it is easy to become addicted to over the counter pain medication and this can cause long term, serious health problems. These painkillers are great, but use only when needed and with caution.

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                  trusted brand, very effective product,

                  I have found that Anadin Extra is the only product that I can take. I generally don't like taking medicines or tablets of any kind unless I absolutely have to. However, this is a brand that I trust. Anadin Extra is stronger than the normal Anadin but I have found both to be effective. The box hasn't changed in many years with the distinctive yellow for the main colour and the name Anadin Extra clearly on the front on a white background, making this product very easy to locate on the shop shelf. The medical information is easily seen and easy to understand. It clearly lists the ingredients - great if you are allergic to certain items, and it clearly lists the illnesses for which the product is suitable. The dosage is clear and so too is the warning to visit the doctor if pain continues. The capsule shapes is easy to swallow and the pain is taken away within a few minutes. The pain relief is long lasting too, so there is little need for more than one dosage. It is very reasonably priced. A product I would recommend.

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                Anadin Extra tablets contain a tried and trusted formulation for fast, effective pain relief / Anadin Extra tablets are for the treatment of the symptoms of mild to moderate pain including: / Headache, Period pains, Feverishness