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General Information on Paracetamol

Generic Name : Paracetamol

Pronunciation : par-ac-et-am-ol

Latest prescription information about Paracetamol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesic and Antipyretic Agent

Trade Names/Brand Names of Paracetamol

India- A-125 Susp, Acudrin Cap, Alcocin Susp Susp, Alcocin-500 Tab Tab, Algina Syr, Algina Tab, Alice Syr, Alice Tab, Alicold Tab Tab, Alnacer Tab, Anamol Supp, Anthol Dispertab, Aristopyrin Tab, Asimol Syr, Asimol Tab, Asimol-Dc Tab, Babygesic Drops, Bactpar Susp, Bactpar Tab, Bambiti Kid-Tab, Bepamol Syr, Bepamol Tab, Cafepar Tab, Calmkid Susp, Calpol Dps Drops, Calpol Susp, Calpol Tab, Camflex-P Tab, Cemol Syr, Cemol Tab, Cetanil Susp, Cetanil Tab, Cetofeb Syr, Cipladon Tab, Cofamol Kid-Tab, Cofamol Susp, Cofamol Tab, Copanat Tab, Crocin 1000 Tab, Crocin Drops, Crocin Ds-Susp, Crocin Pain Relief Tab, Crocin Quik Tab, Crocin Susp, Crocin Tab, Cropara Susp, Dart Tab, Decil Tab, Dexia Dps Drops, Dexia Susp, Dikriz Susp, Dikriz-Ds Susp, Doliprane Syr, Doliprane Tab, Dolko Vag Supp, Dolo Drops, Dolo Susp, Dolo Tab, Dolodart Susp, Dolopar Drops, Dolopar Susp, Dolopar Tab, E-Cold Tab, Essmol Dispertab, Essmol Drops, Essmol Susp, Essmol Tab, Eupyric P-Tab, Eupyric Syr, Eupyric Tab, Ezeepara Tab, Fastpara Dispertab, Fastpara Tab, Febrex Susp, Febrex Syr, Febrex Tab, Febrex-Er Tab, Febrinil Amp, Febrinil Drops, Febrinil Susp, Febrinil Tab, Febrinil-P Syr, Febrinil-P-Ds Susp, Fenace Susp, Fenace Tab, Fenil Susp, Fep Tab, Fepamol Dispertab, Fepanil Liqd, Fepanil Tab, Fevastin Inj, Fevastin Plus Susp, Fevastin Plus Tab, Fevedot Drops, Fevedot Susp, Fevril Ds Susp, Fevril Syr, Fevril Tab, Ficlo-P Susp, Flupara Dispertab, Flupara Tab, F-Nil Tab, Fugare Tab, Genmole Syr, Genmole Tab, Ghoom Tab, Gredol Tab, Hidol Susp, Histacold Susp, Hitem-Md Tab, Hitz Drops, Hitz Syr, Hitz-Ds Syr, Ibumax Drops, Ifimol Tab, Infadil Susp, Infadil Tab, Jiffy Tab, Junimol-Rds Supp, Kelvin Susp, Kelvin Tab, Lanol Dps Drops, Lanol Film-Coated Tab, Lanol-Ds Susp, Lanol-Er Caplet, Lanol-Jr Extentab, Lit-King Susp, Lotemp Susp, Lotemp Tab, Low-Deg Tab, Lupipara Inj, Lupipara Susp, Malidens Dry Syr, Malidens Susp, Malidens Tab, Medomol Drops, Medomol Ds-Susp, Medomol Inj, Medomol Susp, Medomol Tab Dispertab, Medomol Tab Tab, Metacin Drops, Metacin Syr, Metacin Tab, Metalgin Syr, Metalgin Tab, Metogin Drops, Metogin Tab, Mino Syr, Mino Tab, Mol Inj, Mortrin-650 Tab, Narmo Tab, Neomol Inj, Neuromol Tab, Nimumep Syr, Nofiva Tab, Orimol Syr, Orimol Tab, Oyup Syr, P.F.Drops Drops, P-125 Dispertab, P-125 Drops, P-125 Susp, P-37 Tab, Pacidom-P Tab, Pacimol Drops, Pacimol Susp, Pacimol Tab, Pacimol-Ds Susp, Pacimol-Xp Dispertab, Pamela Susp, Pamela Tab, Pamol Tab, Panact Inj, Panact Susp, Panact Syr, Panact Tab, Panact Vial, Parabig Tab, Paracetanal Rectal Supp, Paracin Drops, Paracin Kid-Tab.
International- Tylenol,Tylophen, Panadol, Valadol.

Why is Paracetamol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-opiate, analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications.  It changes the way the body senses pain and cools the body.

When should Paracetamol not to be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Paracetamol?

Adults: 0.5-1gm, 3-6 times daily max 4gm. Children: 15mg/kg/dose or 60mg/kg/24hr divided every 6 hrs. Maximum 5 doses SOS.

How should Paracetamol be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Paracetamol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, bleeding problems, growths in the nose, heart, kidney or liver disease, liver inflammation, high blood pressure, chickenpox, anxiety, trouble in sleeping, ulcers, stomach problems, stroke, Kawasaki syndrome, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It should not be used in children with infections such as flu, chickenpox or viral infections.

Avoid large amount of caffeinated beverages while taking this medication.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

What are the side effects of Paracetamol?

Nausea, stomach upset, skin rash, acute toxicity may result in liver failure.

What are the other precautions for Paracetamol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Paracetamol?

Store it at room temperature.


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etechmaster, United States

I've had Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylitis, Severe muscle spasms since 1985, along with other surgeries such as surgery on my knee and after that told I need a new one, Also had Abdominal Hernia surgery, Then Elbow surgery. Also had 2 benign breast surgeries.... I know its a long shot but I hope they're will be a return of either Soma or Secobarbital because I've tried all of the other relaxers including baclofen that was very intolerant to me. Seem's the FDA and The DEA are our new doctors telling we can't take this or that.

Dot63, United Kingdom

Hi there! I wonder if you have any advice on these medications? My mother has been prescribed Zerodol-P 500+100mg, and Arcoxia 60 mg, and she is not feeling sure if it is ok to take both meds as she is having heavy head and eyes. She is 84 yrs old and sometimes suffers high blood pressure. Please can you help?

llovelion, India

is safe to use with access uric acid in blood please respond me on this

jitender123, India

AND I also want to difference between medicine and drug.

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