Paracetamol (also known as Acetaminophen) is used to relieve fever, headache, body-aches and pain in general.
Paracetamol is well tolerated with few reported side effects. Inform your healthcare professional if you experience any side effects that you think might be related to Paracetamol.
Patients who overdose on Paracetamol may have an increased risk of liver problems. Signs of liver problems include:
Paracetamol may also cause allergic reactions. The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these rare symptoms, you should stop taking Paracetamol and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Check with your healthcare professional before taking Paracetamol if you are taking Warfarin or other similar medications to prevent blood clots.
As there are different strengths and dosage forms for Paracetamol, please make sure to take it as recommended on the label. Do not take two products containing paracetamol at the same time.
Do check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure of how to take the medicine.
Do not exceed the Paracetamol dosage recommended on the label as taking too much Paracetamol may cause serious liver problem.
Paracetamol can be taken with or without food
Paracetamol may be taken when needed to relieve fever or pain, it is not always necessary
to take it regularly. Please check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure.
Pack Paracetamol into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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