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Must Know Why We Can't Use Paracetamol Regularly

Must Know Why We Can't Use Paracetamol Regularly

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a drug that reduces fever and pain. Many conditions such as a headache, arthritis, backache, muscle aches, toothaches and so on are relieved with the intake of Paracetamol.

According to the latest study, paracetamol, perhaps the most commonly preferred painkiller, by number of individuals, however, it could lead to adverse effects it taken in overdose.

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What should be minimum Paracetamol Dosage?

Overdose of paracetamol leads to various harmful effects especially on liver. As per the sources, the maximum amount of paracetamol an adult can consume is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose & 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. People consuming three alcoholic beverages per day must talk to doctor before taking paracetamol. However, for such individual’s dosage over 2 grams (2000 mg) per day is not at all recommended.

Paracetamol side effects

Check with the doctor immediately if any of the following side effects are seen while taking Paracetamol:

  • Dark or cloudy urine
  • Yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes.
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Fever with or without chills (after the intake of Paracetamol)
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Pinpoint red spots on skin
  • Sudden reduction in the amount of urine
  • Skin rash, itching or hives
  • Sore throat (after the intake of Paracetamol)
  • Ulcers, sores, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  • Uncommon bleeding or bruising
  • Strange weakness

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