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Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Paracetamol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Paracetamol is a tablet that falls under the category of mild analgesic. It is most commonly used to treat mild fevers. However, it is also used to treat back pain, abdominal pain, arthritis, toothache, and headache. This is a tablet and therefore, it must be taken orally. It does not cause any serious side effects however, misuse can increase the chances of liver impairment.

In very rare cases, paracetamol can cause side effects. Some of the side effects include vomiting, skin rash, stomach ache, and the loss of appetite. If people experience allergic reactions to this pill, then that means that they should not take it. As paracetamol is an OTC tablet, many people tend to use it randomly, and this is not good. It is always better to speak to your doctor before taking any medicine.

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used to provide temporary relief from fever without treating the underlying cause.

headache

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used to relieve acute headaches including migraine.

Muscle Pain

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the muscles.

Menstrual Cramps

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycle in women.

Post Immunization Pyrexia

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of pain and fever that sets in after one has taken vaccinations.
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is used to relieve joint pain including mild to moderate pain in arthritis.
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a known allergy to this medicine.

Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from impaired kidney function due to excessive usage of painkillers or otherwise.
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is metabolised by the liver and is not recommended if you suffer from impaired liver function.
In addition to its intended effect, Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Nausea or Vomiting

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause nausea and vomiting along with other symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth etc.

fever

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause low to moderate fever with or without chills.

Allergic skin reaction

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause red spots on skin, rashes, hives and itching.

Gastric / Mouth Ulcer

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause discolouration of urine along with sudden decrease in amount.

anemia

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause anemia like symptoms in some patients.

Fatigue.

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause tiredness and weakness with pain and twitching of the muscle.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Moderate Less Common
Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet can cause this rare but potentially fatal allergic reaction of the skin that requires immediate treatment.

How long is the duration of effect?

The duration of effect lasts for 6-8 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The onset of action occurs anytime between 30 minutes to one hour after taking it.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

No, this medicine is not safe for pregnant women as it can affect the foetus

Is it habit forming?

There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this pill.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

No, this medicine is not safe for breastfeeding women as it can affect the baby

Is It safe with alcohol?

This medicine is not safe with alcohol.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Yes, you can drive after taking this pill.

Does this affect kidney function?

Patients who have impaired kidney function should not take this pill as it can lead to more kidney problems.

Does this affect liver function?

Patients who have impaired liver function should not take this pill as it can lead to more liver problems, including liver failure.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose, you should take one as soon as you remember that you’ve missed the dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

If you have overdosed on the pill, you must consult your doctor immediately. Certain signs of overdose include confusion, drowsiness and lightheadedness.

Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet is a pain relief medication that is administered orally. It selectively inhibits enzyme function in the brain which allows it to treat pain and fever. It activates certain receptors in the brain that inhibit pain signals.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Moderate

It can have negative interactions with certain diseases. These include impaired kidney function, and impaired liver function

Interaction with Alcohol

Moderate

When taken with alcohol, this pill can increase the patients risk of developing liver problems.

Interaction with Food

Moderate

There are no negative interactions with food.

Interaction with Medicine

Moderate

It can lead to adverse effects when taken with certain medications. These include sodium nitrate, carbamazepine, and leflunomoid

Ques: What is Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Paracetamol 500 mg tablet is a medication which has Paracetamol as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the release of pain chemical messengers. Paracetamol 500 mg tablet is also used to avoid liver diseases, arthritis and abdominal disorders. Paracetamol 500 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as menstrual cramps, post immunization Pyrexia and muscle pain.

Ques: What are the uses of Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Paracetamol 500 mg tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of liver diseases, arthritis and abdominal disorders. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like menstrual cramps, post immunization Pyrexia and muscle pain. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Paracetamol 500 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Paracetamol 500 mg tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include allergic reactions, mouth ulcers and anemia. Apart from these, using Paracetamol 500 mg tablet may further lead to Diarrhea, flatulence, stomach disorders and vomiting. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Paracetamol 500 mg tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Paracetamol 500 mg tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
What are you using Paracetamol 500 MG Tablet for?
Fever
Other
Headache
Muscle Pain
Arthritis
Menstrual Cramps
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
Within a day
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Fever
Nausea or Vomiting
Fatigue
Allergic skin reaction
Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
Anemia
Dizziness
No Side Effects
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
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Popular Questions & Answers

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