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Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension

SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is a medicine used to relieve pain and to reduce fever. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, body ache, toothache and common cold.

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended. Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Uses of Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Benefits of Paracetamol Oral Suspension

In Pain relief

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects, if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Fever

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Paracetamol

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Paracetamol Oral Suspension works

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Paracetamol Oral Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension
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Quick Tips

  • Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease as your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
P-Aminophenol Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Paracetamol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Fever of 101 from yesterday and running nose
Dr. Prashant Singh
Paediatrics
give paracetamol suspension every 4-5 hrs
What is the dose of paracetamol 120mg
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
For 7 kg child u can give3 ml.
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FAQs

Q. What if I vomit after taking Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension tablets or syrup, take the same dose again. If you vomit more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to take another dose, until the next normal dose.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension?

Usually you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension.

Q. How often can I take Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension?

You should only take four doses of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension for more than 3 days without first talking to your doctor.

Q. Does Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension make babies sleepy?

No, Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain relieving medicine which is used to control high fever.

Q. Is Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension safe for children?

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension an antibiotic?

No, Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long does Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension take to work?

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension?

Overdose of Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension may cause severe life-threatening liver injury as a serious side effect. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count and even lead to coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.

Q. Is Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension an antibiotic?

Paracetamol 120mg Oral Suspension is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever), whereas an antibiotic is useful for the treatment of infections.

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