Paracetamol is a febrifugal medicine used to prevent, reduce fever and relive pain. It can be taken instead of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) that in some cases are contraindicated to the patients. Paracetamol may be used consentaneously with other medicines depending upon a case.
Paracetamol is taken by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. This medicine is not cut, crushed or chewed while taking. Avoid taking it longer than it is prescribed. You need to consult your doctor regarding the appropriate dosage schedule. Do not give up taking the medicine unless it is permitted by your doctor. There is a certain amount of time needed for the medicine to help.
To make sure you can safely take Paracetamol notify your doctor or pharmacist in case you are hypersensitive to it, have other allergies, suffer from liver or kidney diseases, hypertension, if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or breastfeed. Limit alcohol beverages as it may interact with Paracetamol. A category of aged patients is more inclined to suffer from potential side effects while using this medicine.
Chiefly Paracetamol is contraindicated to the patients displaying the hypertension while taking it.
Possible side effect
Severe side effects are not expected to happen, however if you take Paracetamol habitually and longer than it is prescribed it can cause liver damage or failure. You have to consult your doctor or pharmaceutical chemist for more information. If you suffer from side effects that are not stated in this list immediately notify your doctor.
There is a must to consult a doctor or a pharmacist regarding the list of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication.
Drugs that can interact with Paracetamol are: medicines that belong to a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), medicines used in treating or prevention of thrombosis (warfarin), and oral contraceptives.
You have to consult your doctor or pharmaceutical chemist for more information.
In case you have missed to take a dose of this medicinal product, take it as soon as possible. If you are already supposed to take your next dose, do not take the dose you forgot and keep your ordinary dosage schedule. Avoid compensating a missed dose by taking an extra one.
If you suspect you have taken a larger dose of this medicinal product you must immediately seek emergency medical help. The most regular symptoms of overdosing are: chest pain, sickness, irregular heartbeat, giddiness, syncope.
This medicine is stored at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Avoid storing the drug in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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