Paracetamol

Indication: Fever, headache, toothache, earache, bodyache, myalgia, dysmenorrhoea, neuralhgia and sprains. Pain of colic, bank pain, chronic pain of cancer, inflammatory pain, and post-vaccinaion pain and fever of children. Rheumatism and osteoarthritic pain & stiffness of joints in fingers, lhips knees, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and top & bottom of the spine.
Dosage & Administration: Tabdet: Adult 1-2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours up to a maximum of 4 g (8 tablets) daily. Children (6-12 years) ½ to 1 tablet 3 to 4 times daily. Syrup and Suspension Chikdren Under 3 months: 10 mg/kg body weight (reduce to 5 mg/kg if jaundiced) 3 to 4 times daily. 3 months to below 1 year: ½ to 1 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily. 1-5 years: 1-2 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily. 6-12 years: 2-4 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily. Adults 4-8 teaspoonful 3 to 4 times daily. Paediatric Drop Children Upto 3 months: 0.5 ml (40 mg) 4 to 11 months: 1.0 ml (80 mg). 1 to 2 years: 1.5 ml (120 mg) Dose can be repeated, every 4 hours. Suppository: Suppository should be administered rectaly. Children 3 months-1 year: 60-120 mg 4 times daily. Children below 5 years : 125-250 mg, 4 times daily. Children 6-12 years : 250-500 mg, 4 times daily. Adults and children over 12 years : 0.5-1 mg, 4 times daily.
Contraindication & Precaution : Known sensitivity to paracetamol.
Side Effect: Side effects are significantly mild, though haematological reactions have been reported. Pancreatitis, skin rashes, and other allergic reactions occur occasionally.
Uses in Pregnancy & Lactation: Paracetamol is safe in all stages of pregnancy and lactation.
Preparation: 500 mg Tablet, 120 mg/5 ml Syrup, 120 mg/5 ml Suspension, 15 ml and 30 ml Paediatric Drops (80 mg/ml), 120 mg Dispersible Tablet, 60, 125, 250 and 500 mg Srppository.

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