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Paracetamol

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antipyretic Panadol Adult, Children

Paracetamol - What is it for

Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and/or fever.

Paracetamol - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Paracetamol cause?

Paracetamol is generally well tolerated

However, stop the medication if you or your child experience any allergic reactions (e.g. rash, swelling of the eyes and lips, difficulty breathing) and see the nearest doctor immediately.

Before taking Paracetamol, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Paracetamol?

Paracetamol - Dosage and How to Use

How should Paracetamol be used?

The usual recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day when necessary for individual ≥ 12 years old.

Do not take more than 2 tablets at any time and ensure each dose is at least 4 hours apart. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

The minimum effective dose should be used for the shortest time necessary to reduce symptoms.

Follow the instructions as provided in the label or check with your healthcare professional for advice.

Paracetamol tablet can be taken with or without food. Do not take any other paracetamol containing products together with this.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Paracetamol - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Paracetamol safely?

How should I store Paracetamol?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Paracetamol safely?

Paracetamol - Additional Information

Do not take additional paracetamol-containing products.

Read on for more information on the use of Paracetamol as Postnatal Medication.

  • Updated on Friday, July 8, 2016
  • This article is contributed by Department of Nutrition and Dietetics KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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