Wednesday, 13 April 2016

PRECAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN BEFORE USING PARACETAMOL

Do not give paracetamol to children below 2 months without asking doctor. Paracetamol in children is weight based dosing so special precaution should be taken in calculation of dose. 

Paracetamol is safe for old age patients but still you should take care about dose calculation of paracetamol in old age patient.

Paracetamol by oral route categorized in Category B by FDA during pregnancy. so it is safe to use paracetamol during pregnancy but you should take care about dose and you should consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking it.



Paracetamol by intravenous (I.V.) route categorized in Category C by FDA during pregnancy. Studies state that it will cause harmful effect to unborn child during pregnancy. you should take care about dose and route of administration of paracetamol use during pregnancy. 

You should take precaution if you are lactating woman (Breastfeeding Woman). Paracetamol excreted in breast milk but in small quantity. American Society of Pediatrics categorized as safe drug for lactating woman. But you should take care before having paracetamol.

Precaution should be taken if you are alcoholic and having liver related diseases.

If you are currently associated with use of other medicines, while taking paracetamol you should take care about it. 

Do not take dose of paracetamol if you are allergic to it. If you have any other allergies like of food, preservatives, or animals, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking paracetamol. 

Special precaution should be taken if you have kidney related problems while taking paracetamol. 

Some brand of paracetamol contains aspartame so if you have Phenlyketonuria (PKU), you should take special precaution. 

Important Note: Do not take paracetamol without asking your doctor or pharmacist. Hence it is practiced as OTC product in some countries, it is harmful to take it without asking your doctor or Pharmacist. 

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