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