Paracetamol- Its Uses and Side Effects

Whenever we feel/see symptoms of fever or cold, the very first thing that comes to your mind is to take paracetamol to avoid falling ill for a prolonged period. Paracetamol is usually taken to get rid of pain and fever. Paracetamol provides relief from pain and high temperature almost instantly. Its effects usually last for about 4 to 6 hours.

It’s easily available at pharmacies and sold without any prescription. But it’s important to understand the use of paracetamol and its side effects, especially if taken in excess.

Paracetamol can be taken when:

  • There is mild body pain, muscle strain, toothaches and while experiencing cold
  • When you have a fever/temperature

If any of the above symptoms do not get cured even after taking the tablet, then it’s important to consult the doctor for further treatment. These Ibuprofen tablets are useful for relieving pain for the time being. The labels on the tablets as well as liquid paracetamol clearly state that it’s dangerous to take more than the recommended dose.

One must avoid taking paracetamol:

  • If he/she is allergic
  • If he/she has already taken the recommended dose
  • Have kidney/liver problems
  • If pregnant

Paracetamol also shows some side effects in few like:

  • Getting rashes
  • Allergic reactions like swelling
  • Blood disorders

The most dangerous side effect of paracetamol is damage or failure of the kidney or liver when taken in excess. It’s vital to take these doses within a limit and not for a prolonged period and ideally when recommended by the physician.

Publisher Name: eHealthFlex team

Date: 04-12-2020