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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

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Taking 4000mg paracetamol every 24hrs. Is this bad?

You are maxed out: This is the highest daily recommended dosage, assuming you are in good health and has a good liver. Make sure you eat a well balanced diet, minimize/avoid alcohol and other substances which can affect the liver. Consider consulting doc about your use of this med long term, as there maybe alternatives for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What long term damage does a paracetamol overdoes do?

Liver damage!: Paracetamol (acetominophen in north america) overdose can cause acute liver failure, and may not be noticed for the first 24 hours. Failure to treat appropriately can lead to liver damage and even death in some untreated cases. If in doubt, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How many paracetamol does it take for someone to die?

How many paracetamol does it take for someone to die?

Liver damage : This is not a good way to attempt suicide. It is more likely to cause liver damage and a problem in one's life possibly worse than they had before. Try to find a solution to the problems already there instead of adding another set. Therapists can be helpful to get through difficult times. It can get better. Give it a try. I hope you succeed at living. ...Read more

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Can you take paracetamol and ibropufen at the same time?

Can you take paracetamol and ibropufen at the same time?

Yes: Paracetamol is known as Acetaminophen here in the states. The main concern is that excess use can damage the liver. Ibuprofen is an NSAID which means you have to worry about your stomach & kidneys (& thus blood pressure). But both can be used together safely. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/drug_interactions.Php & online.Epocrates.Com to check for other drug-drug interactions. ...Read more

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Is dolfenal safe for person who is allergic to paracetamol?

Many side effects : From this drug as with all other nsaids. There is nothing specific regarding paracetamol. This drug should however be taking cautiously and only for specific indications with consciousness of the complications that are possible. ...Read more

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I am taking 4 to 5 paracetamol daily from 30 days is this harmful?

I am taking 4 to 5 paracetamol daily from 30 days is this harmful?

It might be.: It depends on the dose and what other medications you are taking. also the amount of alcohol you are drinking. The total should never be more than 4000 mg or 4 g a day ...Read more

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How much time does it take before I die from having a paracetamol overdose?

For OD call 911 NOW: If you are having thoughts of killing yourself, be seen at nearest ER now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. If you have taken an overdose call 911 now for immediate care. Med Stabilization or psyche admit may be needed ...Read more

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How many dosage of paracetamol syrup should I giive to my 11year old childzl?

Read the : Instructions and go by his weight or whatever they recommend. I don't have a bottle here with me, or you can go to a dosage site on the web if no one knows that off the top of their head. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just realised i taken 11 500mg paracetamol in less than 24hours... Will i be ok?

Just realised i taken 11 500mg paracetamol in less than 24hours... Will i be ok?

Liver damage possibl: Max dosage of paracetamol/acetominophen is 3000mg per day. You have taken 5500. First: why have you taken so much? Second: liver damage can occur at greater than 3g per day, but old max dose was 4g per day. Seek counsel from your family doctor, drink lots of water to flush system and stop taking so many meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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My sister has took ten tramadole 50mg tablets and four 200mg paracetamol what should I do?

You are only 14: In future - you must be 16 years old to make healthtap entries. But this is an emergency. Tell your parents immediately, so that they can take her to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking 30mgs of targinact twice a day I'm I able to take paracetamol for break through pain ?

I'm currently taking 30mgs of targinact twice a day I'm I able to take paracetamol for break through pain ?

Oxycodone & Naproxen: Try it anytime but don't expect much help. It is added but you already a shooting big guns. Try meditation (Yoga) or treating the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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When we take a dose of paracetamol, is it flushed out from our body completely? If yes, how long does this take?

Paractetamol: The half life of paractamol is about 4 hours this means half of the drug is removed every 4 hours. Then an additional 1/2 of what is left is removed in another 4 hours and so on. So it will take multiples of 4 hours for it to be completely out of our system depending on the initial dose and on when additional doses are taken. ...Read more

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If i had 3 standard drinks last night finished by 10, woke up at 3am and took 1grm paracetamol, and took another 1grm at 8am, is this ok?

Probably not: You should not have more than 3 gr of Acetaminophen in a 24 hour period to avoid toxicity side effects. The liver is critical to alcohol metabolism and also in metabolizing medications. So, in this case, stressing your liver with alcohol and again with Acetaminophen may result in some liver enzyme increase. However, given that you are taking Prilosec for esophagitis, you should avoid tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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