Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
Discontinue Prodol and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
For children, measure the doses of liquid Prodol using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Prodol as it may cause liver damage.
If your child vomits in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Prodol tablets or syrup, give him/her the same dose again. If your child vomits more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to give him/her another dose, until the next normal dose.
Q. When will my child feel better after taking Prodol?
Usually your child will feel better after about half an hour of taking Prodol.
Q. How often can I give Prodol to my child?
You should only give four doses of Prodol in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not give Prodol for more than 3 days to your child without first talking to your doctor.
Q. Can I give Prodol syrup to my child for cold?
Prodol along with relieving fever also helps in controlling problems associated with cold such as headache and earache associated with cold. However, it does help relieve stuffy nose and cough for which doctor’s advice is required.
Q. Does Prodol make babies sleepy?
No, Prodol does not make babies sleepy, contrary to the common belief.
Q. Is Prodol safe for children?
If used as directed by the physician, Prodol is safe for children.
Q. Is Prodol an antibiotic?
No, Prodol is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.
Q. Can I give my child Prodol and ibuprofen together?
Ibuprofen and Prodol are safe painkillers which can be given to children, though both should not be used together. Instead, if you have given your child Prodol and still he/she is feverish or in pain you could try ibuprofen instead, when the next dose is due.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th May 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.