Analgesic and Anti-Pyretic
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) has analgesic and antipyretic effects similar to those of Aspirin. However, it has no anti-inflammatory effect and does not share the antirheumatic properties of the salicylates. It is rapidly absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. The concentration in plasma reaches a peak in 30 to 60 minutes and the plasma half-life is about 2 hours after therapeutic doses. It is distributed into most body tissues. It crosses the placenta and is present in breast milk.
For the relief of mild to moderate pain and fever.
Sensitivity to Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Severe liver function impairment.
Dosage in excess of those recommended by the physician may cause severe liver damage. Patients suffering from liver or kidney disease should take Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) only under medical supervision.