Information on Paracetamol: Uses and Benefits of Paracetamol 

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Paracetamol Description :

Uses And Benefits of Paracetamol 

Paracetamol is a well-known pain reliever. It is used to treat pain and fever, usually for mild to moderate pain. It is often used along with other medicines for cold, fever, abdominal pain, etc. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever-reducing medicine). It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. There are certain chemicals in the body called prostaglandins; These substances are produced in response to illness or pain. Paracetamol blocks the production of these prostaglandins, reducing fever and pain. Paracetamol acts on the area of the brain responsible for controlling temperature. Thus, it regulates body heat. Let us know the uses and benefits of Paracetamol.

Available Medicines That Contain Paracetamol 

  • Calpol (Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals)  
  • Dolo (Micro Labs Ltd) 
  • Sumo L (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)  
  • Kabimol (Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd)  
  • Fepanil (Veritaz Healthcare Ltd)  
  • Pyrigesic (East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd) 
  • Malidens (Abbott) 
  • Febrinil (Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd) 
  • Pacimol (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)
  • T-98 (Mankind Pharma Ltd)  

Uses And Benefits of Paracetamol  

  • Fever 
  • Pain 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Headache 
  • Toothache 
  • Migraine 
  • Common cold 
  • Post-operative pain (pain after an operation) 

Dosage of Paracetamol and how to take it? 

Take paracetamol as per your doctor’s advice. Without breaking and chewing, swallow the pill at once. 

Composition of Paracetamol 

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) 

Side-Effects of Paracetamol

  • Liver damage 
  • Skin reactions 
  • Risk of asthma 
  • Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) 
  • Low platelet count 
  • Bleeding from stomach 

Precautions related to Paracetamol 

  • Do not take antacid medications within 2 hours of taking paracetamol. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking paracetamol as it may increase your risk of stomach problems and liver damage. 
  • Paracetamol can be taken in pregnancy. But consult your doctor before taking paracetamol to determine the appropriate dose and duration. 
  • Only a small amount of paracetamol goes into breastmilk. It can be used during breastfeeding. 
  • If you are taking acetaminophen medication (paracetamol) for long-term treatment, your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components because (paracetamol) acetaminophen damages the liver. 

When Paracetamol should not be consumed? 

  • Drug allergy 
  • Kidney and liver diseases 
  • Alcohol addiction 
  • Low blood platelet count 
  • Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) 

Interaction of Paracetamol with Other Drugs

Drug-drug interactions occur when two or more drugs react with each other. Drug interactions can make your medicine less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or increase the effectiveness of a particular drug. Some drug interactions can be harmful for you. Each time you use a non-prescription or prescription drug, reading labels, and taking time to learn about drug interactions can be important to your health. 

Life-threatening 

  • Oxyphenbutazone (Sioril, Oxyphenbutazone) 
  • Metamizole (Novalgin Rc, Bral, Andep (Ravian)) 

Severe 

  • Isoniazid (Rifact Kid, Risorine, R Cinex, RF Kid B6, Rifacon) 
  • Lamotrigine (Lamiace, Lamitor, Lamez, Lamepil, Lametec) 
  • Pilocarpine (Pilagan, Pilocarpin, Carpinol, Pilocarpine, Carpine) 
  • Leflunomide (Lefra, Arava, Cleft, DM Lef, Lefno) 
  • Imatinib Mesylate (Mesylonib, Veenat, Celonib, Glivec, Imatinib Mesylate) 

Moderate 

  • Phenytoin (Phen Phen, Phenobarbital + Phenytoin, Episol Plus, Barbitoin, Epiphen) 
  • Cholestyramine (Inflacure C, Choltran, Cholestyramine, Cholestyramine + Diclofenac) 
  • Busulfan (Bucelon, Busulmax, Busulfan) 

Frequently Asked Questions about Paracetamol 

1) How long does paracetamol take to work? 

Paracetamol takes about 30-45 minutes to start working and show its effects. 

2) How often can you take paracetamol? 

Only four doses of paracetamol should be taken within a 24-hour period. There should be a difference of at least 4 hours between the two doses. Do not take paracetamol for more than 3 days without talking to your doctor. 

3) Can I drive if I have consumed paracetamol/ acetaminophen? 

Taking paracetamol at prescribed doses does not interfere with the ability to drive. 

4) Is paracetamol safe for children? 

Paracetamol is considered safe for children only when prescribed by a doctor. 

Paracetamol Reaction With Food And Alcohol 

It is safe to take paracetamol with food. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking paracetamol as it may increase your risk of stomach problems and liver damage. 

Substitutes of Paracetamol 

  • Calpol (Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals)  
  • Dolo (Micro Labs Ltd) 
  • Sumo L (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)  
  • Kabimol (Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd)  
  • Fepanil (Veritaz Healthcare Ltd)  
  • Pyrigesic (East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd) 
  • Malidens (Abbott) 
  • Febrinil (Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd) 
  • Pacimol (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)
  • T-98 (Mankind Pharma Ltd)  

Ingredients/Salt: 

Paracetamol; Prescription is mandatory. 

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