How Maxigesic Works
How Maxigesic Works

A unique patented combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen

MAXIGESIC® is a unique, patented combination of paracetamol 500mg and ibuprofen 150mg, that combines the power of these two ingredients to provide better pain relief than paracetamol or ibuprofen alone1,2, and reduce fever and inflammation.

Fast, effective relief for a wide range of pain

MAXIGESIC® was developed as a better alternative for pain relief than other combination painkiller products, particularly those containing codeine.


  Migraine Headache

  Tension Headache

  Muscular Pain


  Period Pain


  Rheumatic pain


  Dental procedures

  Aches and pain from colds and flu

  Sinus pain

  Sore throat

  Tennis elbow

  MAXIGESIC® also reduces fever

Get better, faster pain relief 1,2

Effectively reduces pain

At maximum dosage, MAXIGESIC® provides 78% more effective pain relief than paracetamol2 and 36% more effective relief than ibuprofen2

Get the maximum dosage

The only combination analgesic that provides the maximum daily OTC dosage of paracetamol 4000mg and ibuprofen 1200mg, if required.*

Easy dosing regime

Simple, flexible dose of 1–2 tablets every 4–6 hours as required, up to a maximum 8 tablets per day.

*2 tablets of MAXIGESIC® taken every 4–6 hours over a 24
hour period (8 tablets maximum)

Developed in NZ and going global

MAXIGESIC® was invented and developed in New Zealand by Hartley Atkinson, the founder of AFT Pharmaceuticals. Introduced in New Zealand in 2009, this world-first specific combination analgesic now has license agreements in over 125 countries around the world.


CONTAINS PARACETAMOL. Do not give to children under 12 years of age. Do not exceed the maximum stated dose. Unless advised to by a doctor, adults should not take this medicine for longer than a few days at a time, and adolescents (12-17 years) should not take it for longer than 48 hours at a time. Excessive use can be harmful and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or liver damage

Do Not Use If:

You are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

You have a stomach ulcer.

You have impaired kidney or liver function.

You have heart failure.

You are allergic to paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines.

If you get an allergic reaction, stop taking and see your doctor immediately.

Unless a doctor has told you to, do not use:

If you have asthma.

If you are aged 65 years or over.

With other product containing paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines, or with medicines that you are taking regularly.

If you think you may have given/taken too much paracetamol, or an overdose ring the Poisons Information Centre on 0800 764 766 or go to a hospital straight away even if you feel well. The damaging effect on the liver can take time for your body to notice.

Phenylketonurics are warned that this product contains aspartame (phenylalanine). It also contains sugars.

Directions for use for adults and children over 12 years:

1-2 sachets every 4-6 hours, as required.

Pour contents of 1 or 2 sachets into a mug and fill with hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until dissolved.

Do not consume more than 8 sachets in 24 hours.

Dissolved powder should be consumed immediately.

Keep to the recommended dose.

Store below 30°C.