Information About :: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen
PARACETAMOL belongs to the group of medicines called analgesics (pain killers), and antipyretics (fever-reducing agents) used to reduce fever and treat mild to moderate pain.
Also, it is used to relieve headache, migraine, toothache, period pain, back pain, muscle pain and rheumatic pains.
Pain and fever are caused by the activation of pain receptors due to the release of certain natural chemicals in the body like prostaglandin.
Uses of PARACETAMOL
- Pain relief
- Tension headache
- Rheumatic and muscle pain
- Mild arthritis/osteoarthritis
- Period pain (dysmenorrhea)
- Colds and flu symptoms
- Sore throat
- Sinus pain
- Post-operative pain
- Fever (pyrexia)
PARACETAMOL contains Paracetamol, an analgesic (pain killer) and antipyretic (reduces fever). It inhibits the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins. Thus, reduces pain. Also, PARACETAMOL affects an area of the brain that regulates body temperature known as the hypothalamic heat-regulating centre. Thereby, it reduces fever.
Directions for Use
Who should not take paracetamol?
Do not take medications containing paracetamol if you are allergic to it or any of the other ingredients in the paracetamol product you are taking.
Tablet/capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not crush, break or chew it. Oral liquid: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of PARACETAMOL
- Stomach pain
- Dark coloured urine