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Paracetamol/acetaminophen

Analgesic/Antipyretic

Uses of Paracetamol/acetaminophen

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is helpful as a pain reliever and treatment of fever.

Side effects of Paracetamol/acetaminophen

Heartburn

Indigestion

Nausea

Stomach Pain

How Paracetamol/acetaminophen works

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen falls under the Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) category. It has both analgesic and antipyretic properties. It provides relief by blocking the chemical messengers and neuronal pathways responsible for transmitting pain and fever signals to the brain.

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Expert Advice

It is recommended by doctors you take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen to decrease pain, inflammation, and fever.

Take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with meals to prevent stomach problems.

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen may cause dizziness and tiredness. Do not operate a motor vehicle or engage in any activity requiring mental concentration until you have evaluated how the medication will affect you.

Follow your doctor's instructions for Paracetamol/Acetaminophen dosage and duration. When used over an extended time, the drugs can cause serious complications such as bleeding in the stomach and difficulties with the livers.

If you're taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen, you should avoid alcoholic beverages because they can cause you to be drowsy and have stomach problems.

If you suffer from liver disease, your Paracetamol/Acetaminophen dosage may have to be changed.

If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease or stroke, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. You should consult your doctor.

If you are using Paracetamol/Acetaminophen for an extended amount of time, your doctor may frequently examine your blood components, liver function, and kidney function levels.

Frequently asked questions

No, using it during pregnancy may not be safe. Although there is a lack of information in human research, there is evidence from animal studies that this is harmful to a fetus. Your doctor will consider the risks and benefits before a prescription is given. Please consult your physician.

Within 1 hour, you must experience the benefit of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen.

Yes, it's likely safe to take Paracetamol/Acetaminophen during breastfeeding. According to limited human studies, the medicine may not provide a significant risk to the unborn child.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of kidney disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of the medicine. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of liver disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of the medicine. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

It is not recommended to use any medications such as blood thinners (warfarin), cholesterol-lowering medications (cholestyramine), analgesics (aspirin), antibiotics (chloramphenicol, rifampicin), anti-gout medications (probenecid), and antitubercular medicine (isoniazid), anticonvulsants such as lamotrigine, carbamazepine, and phenytoin, as well as anti-nausea medications (metoclopramide, domperidone). Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must consult your doctor.

Do not use Paracetamol/Acetaminophen if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to any of its components. Do not take it if you take St. John's wort plant. Due to a possible interaction, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen may increase the chance of serious adverse effects. We recommend that you consult a doctor as soon as possible.

No, please do not stop taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen without first consulting your doctor. There is a chance that symptoms may return if it is suddenly stopped.

No, it is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women. However, there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any clear conclusion. Consult your doctor for the most accurate information.

Yes, it may make you feel nauseous and vomit. When taken with milk, food, or antacids, it helps to minimise nausea. It's best to avoid fried and oily foods when using this medicine. Take small, regular sips of water or other liquids to avoid vomiting.

No, avoid consuming alcohol while taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen because it can increase the risk of adverse effects.

No, there is no evidence that Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is addictive, but it is important to take the medication according to the directions. However, if you are not feeling well, you should make an appointment with your doctor.

No, it should not be used for stomach discomfort unless prescribed by a doctor. Taking this medication may cause your stomach to produce more acid, which might cause any underlying problems to worsen.

Yes, it may be used in combination with vitamin B-complex preparations. Vitamin B-complex may help restore the vitamin deficiency that may be the root cause of the painful disease, while Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can effectively reduce severe pain altogether.

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