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What is paracetamol?

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Dr. Omada Idachaba
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pain/fever reliever: Other brand names are panadol, tylenol. The generic name is acetaminophen. Used for pain relief, fever relief. Can usually be found over the counter in pharmacies or grocery stores with a medication section. It comes in adult and pediatric formulations.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 32 years experience
They are the same.: From wikipedia: the words Acetaminophen (used in the United States, canada, japan, south korea, hong kong, and iran) and paracetamol (used elsewhere) both come from a chemical name for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. In some contexts, it is simply abbreviated as apap, for acetyl-para-aminophenol.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Acetaminophen: What you may know as tylenol, or non Aspirin pain killer; the chemical apap, acetyl-para-aminophenol. In the United States, canada, hong kong, iran, japan, & south korea it is called acetaminophen, but everywhere else in the world it is known as paracetamol.
Dr. Jay Joshi
Pain Management 22 years experience
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
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Paracetamol: Paracetamol is a medication which can be taken for pain and fever .It comes as 500 mg tablet and adult weighing more than 50 kg can take two tablets every six hours or as required .
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 61 years experience
Same as Tylenol (acetaminophen): Paracetamol is another name for the acetaminophen, the same product that is used in tylenol and other pain medications. It is generally safe when used as directed.
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Paracetamol: paracetamol can be taken for pain and fever .
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do not use if you have liver disease and do not drink alcohol while taking paracetamol/Tylenol.
Jan 8, 2017

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A 22-year-old female asked:

How much paracetamol is too much?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
See the label...: The label should explain the dose for a person's age or weight. Taking more than the recommended dose, taking doses too close together, and/or taking paracetamol for more than a few days... All could be too much. One's personal doctor can discuss when and why more paracetamol would be ok to take.
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Is dolfenal a paracetamol?

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No, it is not.: Dofenol is not paracetamol, dofenol is non-steroid anti-inflamatory agent.

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