N.A.S.S Dingwall Branch Information
Paracetamol (UK), Acetaminophen (US)
An analgesic, antipyretic
medication used for the control of mild pain and fever.
Rash, hives, peripheral
neuritis, and liver damage with toxic doses. Other side effects
that are considered more rare include: hypersensitivity reactions
and optic neuritis.
INTERACTIONS and PRECAUTIONS
- Diflunisal increases blood
levels of paracetamol or paracetamol.
- Do not use this
concurrently with (AZT) in the treatment of AIDS.
- Frequent combined use with
anticoagulants (Warfarin) may increase anticoagulant
- Chronic alcohol abuse with
Paracetamol (paracetamol) use can increase the risk of
- Prolonged concurrent use of
Paracetamol (paracetamol) with aspirin, other
salicylates, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents can
increase the risk of kidney toxicity.
- Use with isoniazid may
increase the risk of kidney and liver toxicity.
Adults: 1-2 (325 mg tablets)
every 4-6 hours. Extra-strength (500 mg) may be used 1-2 every
4-6 hours (no more than 4 gram/day).