Read the directions on the product label, patient guide, or medicine
guide provided by the medicine company or your pharmacist before starting to use Paracetamol
. If you have any questions related to this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use this medicine as recommended by your doctor.
medicines 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.
is used with or without food. Do not crush, chew or dissolve the medicine in water.
The typical dose of Paracetamol is 1000 mg every 4-6 hours while symptoms last (not more than 4000 mg in one day). The maximum adult dose 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 for this medicine to start to work. This medicine is not known to be habit-forming.
Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve. Tell your doctor if pain
lasts for a long time or gets worse, and your headache
worsens more frequently or a headache develops again after every 2 days. If you have any kidney disease, a smaller dose may be prescribed to decrease the risk of kidney problems. If you have issues with the health of your liver, a lower dose may be prescribed to lower the risk of liver problems.
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 dose from the product package. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine
by your dcotor. The extended-release medicine helps in maintaining a steady level of the medicine in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package or by your doctor.
If you are using the chewable tablet form of this medicine, make sure you chew the medicine
before you swallow it.
if 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 medicine 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.
If 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.
If being used as an injection, this medicine should be given in the vein once every 4 to 6 hours. Carefully examine the injection for any change in color or presence of particles. To prevent the blockage of blood-supply caused by air bubbles, the end of the injection process should be observed properly. Use the injection within 6 hours after opening it. Do not refrigerate or freeze the injection.
If 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 dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. 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. Store the medicine
away from the reach of children and pets
Medicines may be prescribed for uses other than those listed in the medicine 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.