Tuesday, 12 April 2016

WHAT IS PARACETAMOL?

Generic Name: Paracetamol

Commonly called as: PCM

Alternate Name: Acetaminophan


How it is pronounce?


Paracetamol: par + RA + cet + a + MOL

Acetaminophan: a + SEET + a + MIN + oh + fen


Paracetamol is commonly prescribed to relieve pain and fever. Proper mechanism of action is not know for Paracetamol.


Paracetamol treats following condition/s:


1. Headache
2. Fever and Cold
3. Muscle ache
4. Arthritis
5. Backache
6. Toothache

Important Note: It is not used to treat Inflammation and Swelling of joints.

Paracetamol has poor evidence to relieve fever in children. It is mainly sold in combination with other ingredients in cold medicines. It is most common medicine for fever and pain in USA, Europe and Asia.  

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