Read the directions on the product label, patient information leaflet, or medication
guide provided by the manufacturer/pharmacist before starting to use Paracetamol
. If you have any questions related to this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use this medicine as per the prescription.
is used with or without food. This medication should be taken with water. Do not crush, chew or dissolve the medicine. The typical dosage of Paracetamol is 1000 mg every 4-6 hours while symptoms last (not more than 4000 mg in one day).
The maximum adult dosage of Paracetamol
is 4000 mg in a day. This medicine is typically used for a period of 3 days for fever
, and 10 days for pain
. It takes 30 minutes after use for this medicine to start to work. This medicine is not known to be habit-forming.
If you are giving Paracetamol
to a child, be sure to use a product that is meant for children. Before giving this medicine to a child, use the child's weight or age to find the right dosage from the product package. If the product package does not provide specific information as to how the medication can be given to children, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
medications work best if they are used as soon as you feel any signs of pain. Paracetamol may not work well if you delay using it until the symptoms have worsened.
Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve. Tell your doctor if pain
persists or gets worse, and your headache
worsens more frequently or a headache re-develops after every 2 days.
The dosage of Paracetamol
depends on the patient's age, patient's weight, medical condition(s), the health of the patient's liver
, the state of kidneys
, prescription medicines in use, non-prescription or OTC medicines in use, herbal supplements consumed, and response to treatment. If you have any kidney disease, a smaller dose may be prescribed to decrease the risk of kidney problems. If you have issues with your liver function, a lower dose may be prescribed to lower the risk of liver problems. This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine
. The extended-release medication help in maintaining a steady level of the dose in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medication, unless indicated on the package.
When using the chewable tablet form of this medicine, make sure your chew the medicine
before you swallow it.
When using the orally-disintegrating form of this medicine, make sure you do not consume any food or fluid 5 minutes before or after taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine
out of the package, wash your hands thoroughly. Place the medication on the tongue. Make sure you do not chew or swallow the medicine
. You do not need to drink water after consuming the medicine. In certain cases, the medicine can taste slightly bitter. Also, ensure that you do not break or split the medicine.
When using the rapidly-dissolving tablet form of this medicine, chew this medicine or allow the medicine
to dissolve on the tongue. Next, swallow the medicine with or without water.
Paracetamol injection is given intravenously every 4 to 6 hours. Carefully examine the vial contents for any discoloration or particulate matter. To prevent the blockage of blood supply caused by air bubbles, the end of the infusion should be monitored properly. Use the injection within 6 hours after opening the vial. Do not refrigerate or freeze the vial.
When using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the prescribed dosage amount into the device. Using a tablespoon as a measuring device can result in incorrect dosage. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
Avoid the consumption of alcohol
You should store Paracetamol
at 20-25°C (68-77°F), away from heat, away from moisture, and away from light.
Medicines may be prescribed for uses other than those listed in a medication guide. Do not use Paracetamol
for conditions for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Paracetamol to other people who might have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. Self-medication may harm them.