Paracetamol

[Paracetamol - A medicine you must keep in your first aid box

Acetaminophen

Popularly known by the brand names

Tylenol, Panadol, Crocin, Calpol, Metacin

Known also by the name

Paracetamol

Many medicines used for the treatment of cold, flu, and sinus, bodyache, headache, stomach pain, pain during menses contain acetaminophen.

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Brand Name: Crocin, Calpol, Tylenol

Many medicines used for the treatment of cold, flu, and sinus, bodyache, headache, stomach pain, pain during menses contain acetaminophen sold by different companies by different names.

Keywords used:

Acetaminophen Tylenol, Panadol, Crocin, Metacin, Calpol
NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug)
[Inflammation=Swelling and pain]
Analgesic=Pain reliever, Anti Pyretic = Anti fever
Benefits, Precautions, Side effects, Interactionwith other drugs, Recommended doses,
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[ACET(O)– + AMINO– + PHEN(OL).]C8H9NO2

COMPARATIVE BENEFITS

Paracetamol is better than other medicines that relieve pain and fever.

Paracetamol, unlike its cousins, the other group of pain relievers (analgesics,) such as aspirin and ibuprofen, has very little anti-inflammatory properties (Reduction of swelling).

Paracetamol is safe in pregnancy,

and does not affect the closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus (as NSAIDs can).

Unlike aspirin, it is safe in children

as paracetamol is not associated with a risk of

Reye's syndrome in children with viral illnesses.

Paracetamol, unlike opioids does not cause euphoria or alter mood in any way.

In recommended doses,

paracetamol does not irritate the lining of the stomach,

affect blood coagulation as much as NSAIDs,

or affect function of the kidneys.

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