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What is paracetamol?

What is paracetamol?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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What is paracetamol?

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. ...Read more

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What is paracetamol for?

What is paracetamol for?

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. ...Read more

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Puedo tomar paracetamol?

Puedo tomar paracetamol?

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Is dolfenal a paracetamol?

Is dolfenal a paracetamol?

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

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Information about paracetamol?

Medication question: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminophen. It is a drug used to control fever and in many takes away pain. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is 7gm of paracetamol too much?

Is 7gm of paracetamol too much?

Yes, max is 4g/ day: Maxium daily dose for paracetamol is 4gm/day - more than 4gm /day- can cause liver damage. ...Read more

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How much paracetamol is too much?

How much paracetamol is too much?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat a paracetamol overdose?

How do you treat a paracetamol overdose?

Let me explain: It is important to remember that, when used at therapeutic levels, paracetamol is usually safe and effective. However taking 4 g per day (or slightly more) for a few days, has been known to result in hepatotoxicity. The treatment of this condition should be done doctor supervision and may need intensive care admission. ...Read more

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Is ten paracetamol in 24hours dangerous?

Short term no: On a one time or very short term basis this should not cause any problems it is recommended that one not use more than 3000mg Acetaminophen in any given day certainly not a on a routine basis this could lead to liver or kidney damage. ...Read more

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What to do if i took too many paracetamol?

What to do if i took too many paracetamol?

Poison control/911: Paracetamol = acetaminophen =Tylenol: Exceeding the dosage can be harmful. It depends on quantity and intent. If the intent was too hurt yourself, call 911, This needs emergency treatment. If that is not your intent & you have taken the normal dose more often than suggested call your state's poison control hotline (To find your state's poison control center see http://www.aapcc.org/ ...Read more

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Can I combine Paracetamol with Clarithromycinum?

Can I combine Paracetamol with Clarithromycinum?

See your doctor: be sure to see your doctor as soon as possible to rule out strep throat - don’t self medicate with antibiotics as this can interfere with test and both type of antibiotics , if any, jand duration depends on underlying problem ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of taking paracetamol?

Avoid in bad liver: Avoid in alcoholics, liver diseases & hepatitis. Paracetamol is superior to nsaids- like ibuprofen, naprosyn, celebrex, (celecoxib) Indocin etc. Which can cause stomach ulcers & bleeding. Very detrimental to high BP & diabetics. Paracetamol is tylenol or acetaminophen. ...Read more