Paracetamol Tablet Uses, Side effects, Overdose

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Paracetamol Tablet uses, side effects, precautions, overdose

Medicine TypeAntipyretic & Analgesic
Prescription requiredNo
Route of AdministrationOral
UsesFever and Pain
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Loss of Appetite
PrecautionsLiver and kidney disease, Alcohol

General uses of Paracetamol Tablet

Paracetamol Tablet is a pain reliever and a fever reducer medicine.

It is used to treat conditions like headache, muscle ache, backache, arthritis, toothache, and fever.

It can be used in relieving pain in mild arthritis but does not have any effect on the inflammation and swelling of the joint.

How does Paracetamol Tablet work? / Mechanism of action

Paracetamol Tablet works by interfering with the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for the fever, swelling, and sensation of pain.

It also acts on the area of the brain that is responsible for controlling body temperature.

Side effects of Paracetamol Tablet

There is a very rare chance of getting side effects from this medicine. However, In rare cases, you may experience itching, skin rash, allergic reaction.

There is a risk of liver and kidney damage with Paracetamol Tablet if used regularly or for long-term treatment.

There may be a risk of experiencing blood-related problems.

Some other common side effects of Paracetamol Tablet may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach ache

Precautions

Alcohol: It is not advised to use alcohol with Paracetamol Tablet.

Liver or kidney Disease: Paracetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with having any liver or kidney disease.

Hypersensitivity: Avoid taking this medicine, if you are Hypersensitive (allergic) to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen.

Overdose:

Taking Paracetamol Tablet in higher doses may lead to serious liver damage.

What if you missed a dose?

  • If by chance you missed a dose then take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose then just skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Keep a gap of at least 4-6 hours between this dose and the next dose.

 

Talk to your doctor if:

  • You have severe liver or kidney disease.
  • You are taking any other medicines or products that contain Paracetamol because taking too much of the same can cause liver damage.
  • You’re an alcoholic person or are suffering from chronic malnutrition.

Brands of Paracetamol Tablet in India

Dolo TabletMicro Labs Ltd
Calpol TabletGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pyrigesic TabletEast India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Paracip TabletCipla Ltd
Pacimol TabletIpca Laboratories Ltd
Crocin TabletGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cipmol TabletCipla Ltd

Some FAQs

Can I use Paracetamol Tablet for Fever?

Yes, Paracetamol Tablet is good for bringing down the temperature of the body.

Can I use Paracetamol Tablet in pregnancy?

You can use Paracetamol Tablet in pregnancy. But it should be in a low dose and should be recommended by your doctor.

Can Paracetamol Tablet be used for headache?

Yes, Paracetamol Tablet can be used in treating headache.

Can I use Paracetamol Tablet for the cold?

No, Paracetamol Tablet will not help you to treat the symptoms of the cold. You can go for other combination medicines that contain paracetamol, cetirizine, and phenylephrine to get better results.

Is it safe to use Paracetamol Tablet during breastfeeding?

Yes, It is safe to use Paracetamol Tablet during breastfeeding.

What are the uses of Paracetamol Tablet?

Paracetamol Tablet is an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine, which means that you can buy it without having a doctor’s prescription and it is generally used in treating fever and pain.

Summary

Paracetamol Tablet is used in the treatment of fever and pain. It is used to treat conditions like headache, muscle ache, backache, arthritis, toothache, and fever.

Do not use Paracetamol Tablet with the use of alcohol. Doing so may harm your liver.

Paracetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with having any liver or kidney disease.

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