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.
The duration of effect lasts for 6-8 hours.
The onset of action occurs anytime between 30 minutes to one hour after taking it.
No, this medicine is not safe for pregnant women as it can affect the foetus
There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this pill.
No, this medicine is not safe for breastfeeding women as it can affect the baby
This medicine is not safe with alcohol.
Yes, you can drive after taking this pill.
Patients who have impaired kidney function should not take this pill as it can lead to more kidney problems.
Patients who have impaired liver function should not take this pill as it can lead to more liver problems, including liver failure.
If you miss a dose, you should take one as soon as you remember that you’ve missed the dose.
If you have overdosed on the pill, you must consult your doctor immediately. Certain signs of overdose include confusion, drowsiness and lightheadedness.
It can have negative interactions with certain diseases. These include impaired kidney function, and impaired liver function
When taken with alcohol, this pill can increase the patients risk of developing liver problems.
There are no negative interactions with food.
It can lead to adverse effects when taken with certain medications. These include sodium nitrate, carbamazepine, and leflunomoid