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Paracetamol

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Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin

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Expert advice

  • Do not take if you are taking any other products that contain paracetamol, or are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take paracetamol if you drink three or more alcoholic beverages every day.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have any skin reaction such as skin reddening, blisters, or rash.
  • Do not take paracetamol without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions

Paracetamol

Q.

Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
No, paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

Q.

Is paracetamol a NSAID?
Yes, paracetamol is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which has analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever) properties.

Q.

Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)