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Paracetamol Tablet

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

Introduction

Paracetamol Tablet 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. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical that cause pain and fever.

Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet

Benefits of Paracetamol Tablet

In Pain relief

Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet 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 Tablet

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

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Paracetamol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Paracetamol Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Paracetamol Tablet works

Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Paracetamol Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Paracetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Paracetamol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Paracetamol Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Paracetamol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Paracetamol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Paracetamol Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Paracetamol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Paracetamol Tablet, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet.
  • 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
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

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
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Patient Concerns

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I am having pain in the joint of little finger of right hand and first finger of left hand from few hours,it occured yesterday also,plz help,i have enzomac plus and P650 at home right now
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U can take paracetamol 650mg for pain relief
Sir I have fever and high muscle pain from 4 days I have taken moxikind and paracetamol tablet but it doesn't help
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FAQs

Q. What if I vomit after taking Paracetamol Tablet?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet?

Usually you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking Paracetamol Tablet.

Q. How often can I take Paracetamol Tablet?

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

Q. Does Paracetamol Tablet make babies sleepy?

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

Q. Is Paracetamol Tablet safe for children?

Paracetamol Tablet is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Paracetamol Tablet an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can I take Paracetamol Tablet and ibuprofen together?

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

Q. How long does Paracetamol Tablet take to work?

Paracetamol Tablet 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 Tablet?

Overdose of Paracetamol Tablet 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.

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