Top 20 Doctor insights on: Flugard 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paracetamol dose: Healthy adult weighing more than 50 kg can take 1 gram of paracetamol every 6 hourly per day, maximum recommended dosage in a day is 4 grams. Anything more than this would be too much. If someone has health issues maximum recommended dosage might be different for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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