Paracetamol 650 MG Tablet
Paracetamol tablet, classified as a mild analgesic, is used to treat fever and is the most commonly used pain reliever. It is used to relieve pain in case of a backache, a headache, arthritis and a toothache. This medication reduces pain in the body caused due to fever. It is often given to patients who suffer from cancer or have undergone surgery, to help them cope up with the pain. You should not take tablet if –
- You are allergic to this medication.
- You are suffering from a serious liver disorder.
- You normally consume more than 3 alcohol beverages per day or have a history of alcoholism.
There are several drugs that may interact with this tablet. Inform your doctor about all the other medications that you take including vitamins, minerals, prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs and herbal products. For adults, the general dose for fever and pain is 325-650 mg tablets once in every 4 to 6 hours or 1000mg tablets once in every 6 to 8 hours. It is advised to be guided by the doctor’s prescription and never to exceed the prescribed dosage.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of Paracetamol (primary constituent of Paracetamol 650 MG Tablet) can be observed within an hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous injection, the pain-relieving action starts in 5-10 minutes. For fever reduction, the time taken is about 30 minutes.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Women who are breastfeeding should consult doctor before using this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Paracetamol 650 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
This medication 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
DiseaseThis tablet interacts with Liver Disease, Alcoholism.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis medication interacts with Phenytoin, Sodium Nitrite, Leflunomide, Prilocaine and others.
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