Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

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Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby Jordanskywalker » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:50 pm

It's so sad that nowadays when you visit aGP and tell them you have flu and fever, they give you Panadol (Panamol), which I can buy in 7-11.

Then what is the point to see a Doctor!! :roll:

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby slmkhoo » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:34 am

My family only goes to the doctor for things like cold/cough/flu when we need an MC. If not, we prefer to self-medicate. Saves time, energy and money. We will see the doctor if we think we need antibiotics as those need a prescription.

As an aside, I recently bought generic paracetamol from Unity at around $3 for 100 tablets! They only expire in 2017.

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby 711mum » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:04 am

Yes, I have accumulated loads of it, still lying in the drawer :smile:

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby janet88 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:21 am

if it was not because of a referral letter to see a specialist, I will not queue at the polyclinic...I waited 3 hours !!! wait to get a number, wait to see the doctor and wait to get the letter :faint:

unless I am really sick, I will see the GP...waiting to see a polyclinic doctor will make me more sick WAITING.

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby looking4Tutor » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:34 am

janet_lee88 wrote:if it was not because of a referral letter to see a specialist, I will not queue at the polyclinic...I waited 3 hours !!! wait to get a number, wait to see the doctor and wait to get the letter :faint:

unless I am really sick, I will see the GP...waiting to see a polyclinic doctor will make me more sick WAITING.

if you go just before 4pm you will have super fast service, amazing.
If you go at 8am the system is not working, the doctors will take their own sweet time hence you got to wait 4 to 5 hours. Sometimes I wonder are these doctors in the polyclinics all condemned just like those police posted to some remote areas as sentry.

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby zbear » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:04 am

Jordanskywalker wrote:It's so sad that nowadays when you visit aGP and tell them you have flu and fever, they give you Panadol (Panamol), which I can buy in 7-11.

Then what is the point to see a Doctor!! :roll:



I think panadol is standard medication for fever be it Polyclinic, GP or Hospital.

However, you can always tell the doctor that you don't need panadol as you have supplies at home.

I always do that n the doc is fine with it.

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby jetsetter » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:24 am

Jordanskywalker wrote:It's so sad that nowadays when you visit aGP and tell them you have flu and fever, they give you Panadol (Panamol), which I can buy in 7-11.

Then what is the point to see a Doctor!! :roll:



No lah, not exactly the same as the OTC Panadol. It's other brand(s) of Paracetemol drug...at least in my case... GP knows u r there to see him solely cos of the MC, so usually he will give u the common drug. Mine will ask if I need; if not, just take my MC and scram! :siam:

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby mummy OnABudget » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:17 am

janet_lee88 wrote:if it was not because of a referral letter to see a specialist, I will not queue at the polyclinic...I waited 3 hours !!! wait to get a number, wait to see the doctor and wait to get the letter :faint:

unless I am really sick, I will see the GP...waiting to see a polyclinic doctor will make me more sick WAITING.


janet lol if i knew u going poly i will have teach u a method that get u to see the doc and out in less then an hr ^^

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby pinky » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:03 pm

looking4Tutor wrote:
janet_lee88 wrote:if it was not because of a referral letter to see a specialist, I will not queue at the polyclinic...I waited 3 hours !!! wait to get a number, wait to see the doctor and wait to get the letter :faint:

unless I am really sick, I will see the GP...waiting to see a polyclinic doctor will make me more sick WAITING.

if you go just before 4pm you will have super fast service, amazing.
If you go at 8am the system is not working, the doctors will take their own sweet time hence you got to wait 4 to 5 hours. Sometimes I wonder are these doctors in the polyclinics all condemned just like those police posted to some remote areas as sentry.

nowasdays many foreign docs in the polyclinic

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Re: Doctor nowadays always give Panadol (Panamol)

Postby itchyeczemahands » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:12 pm

I agree with you TS. Even when I am ill, i go to the polyclinics, doctors will always prescribe me a huge pack of panadol. Hm.... Are we too reliant on panadols?

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