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Product Details
Generic Name: Paracetamol
Brand Name: Acetaminophen
Paracetamol is a fever reducer and pain reliever medicine and is used for treating plenty of situations; these include headache, fevers, muscle aches, colds, arthritis, toothaches and backache. It relieves pain in mild arthritis; however has no effect on underlying swelling and inflammation of joint. It is categorized as mild analgesic and is most commonly used for headache relief and other minor pains and aches. Paracetamol is considered to the most significant ingredient in a number of flu and cold remedies. Together with opioid analgesics, it can be used in the treatment of more severe pain including post-surgical pain. While usually safe for use at prescribed dosages, acute overdoses of this medicine can potentially cause fatal brain, liver and kidney damage. Paracetamol toxicity accounts for most drug overdoses in United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and Australia. The words paracetamol and acetaminophen (used in Canada, United States, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Hong Kong) both come from a chemical name for compound: para- acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol.
Doses of Paracetamol
  • Take Paracetamol exactly as recommended by your doctor or as directed on the label.
  • You should not use this medicine for longer than prescribed, as overdosage can cause serious harm. Maximum amount for adolescents is 4000 mg per day and 1000 mg per dosage. If you drink over 3 alcoholic beverages per day, consult your doctor, before using this medicine.
  • The liquid form of this medicine must be measured with a special dose measuring cup or spoon and not with the standard spoon.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed thoroughly before you swallow it.
  • Ensure your hands are clean and dry, when handling Paracetamol disintegrating tablet.
  • For using this medicine effervescent granules, dissolve one packet at least four ounces of water. Stir the mixture and drink it immediately.
  • Stop using Paracetamol and inform your doctor if you still have fever after three days of use; have ongoing headache, any swelling or redness or skin rash or if have any new or worsening symptoms.
  • Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
  • Take the missed dosage once you remember; don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose as symptoms might include nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, vomiting, weakness or confusion, sweating, yellowing of skin or whites of your eyes, pain in upper stomach and dark urine.