paracetamol

What is paracetamol?


When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of the medicines are sometimes different to when they are taken separately. This is known as an interaction. Paracetamol does not interact with many other medicines.

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Also known as vicodin, Acetaminophen, Tylenol, APAP, Acetominophen, Panadol, Datril, Acephen, Anacin 3, Anacin-3, Acetamidophenol, Hydroxyacetanilide, N-Acetyl-p-aminophenol, Acamol, p-Acetamidophenol, Algotropyl, Acetaco, p-Hydroxyacetanilide, N-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetanilide, Anacin3
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Paracetamol

You can use paracetamol to:

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Paracetamol

Treats minor pain and reduces fever.

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Paracetamol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paracetamol (INN or acetaminophen USAN) is a widely used over-the-counter analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). ...

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Paracetamol Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures ...

Find patient medical information for Paracetamol Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ...

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Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Drug Information: User Reviews, Side ...

Effects of 24 hours of aspirin, Bufferin, paracetamol and placebo on normal human ... A comparative study of the effects of aspirin and paracetamol ...

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Mechanism of action of paracetamol.

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Analgesic Effect of Ibuprofen, Paracetamol (Acetaminophen), and ...

Jun 12, 2008 ... Acetaminophen (paracetamol) and related aspirin-like drugs have traditionally been used for pain control of minor to moderate postoperative ...

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Pediatric Acetaminophen Toxicity: eMedicine Pediatrics: Cardiac ...

Apr 16, 2010 ... Acetaminophen, or paracetamol, is also known by its chemical name, N -acetyl-p -aminophenol (APAP). It has an excellent safety profile when ...

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NSAIDs May Be More Effective Than Paracetamol for Menstrual Pain

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Considerations
Paracetamol should be used with caution in people with...

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How it works
Paracetamol works as a painkiller by affecting chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are substances released in response to illness or injury.

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Missed or extra dosage
Take paracetamol as directed on the packet or patient information leaflet, or as directed by your GP or pharmacist (chemist).

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Names
Paracetamol is made by lots of different pharmaceutical manufacturers and each one will give their product a different brand name. The packaging should state whether the product contains paracetamol or not.

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Side effects
Side effects from paracetamol are rare but can include...

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