effect of paracetamol on your body

Paracetamol - How It Works On Your Body?

Paracetamol is the most common medicine used to deal with fever, minor pain, body ache, headache, etc. This is willingly available over the counter medicine which can be obtained without a prescription. The medicine is available in the form of syrup, powder, solution, tablet, suspension, etc.

Considerations to make before taking paracetamol:

The risk of the medication must be considered before using it. You should inform your doctor about any allergies if you have. Interaction of 2 paracetamol can be fatal at times. The dosage, thus, of these medications should be consulted with your doctor. There are certain medicines which act excellent when they are consumed together. The result of the effect is based on the disease one is having. The effectiveness of this medicine may get influenced if the patient has a past of abusing alcohol, or had liver and kidney diseases earlier.

Appropriate use of paracetamol:

You should be careful while using Paracetamol. Extended consumption may harm your liver. The highest dosage of this medicine should not go above 3k milligrams per day. This may be consumed before or after having food. Shake well before use if you are using it in the form of syrup. You may repeat the dose after a gap of 4-6 hours. If you missed a dose, the medicine must be taken as early as possible. Store the medicine at room temperature.

Precautions of Paracetamol:

It is very important to watch the progress of the patient who is consuming paracetamol. During the course of medication, if you get symptoms like dark urine, stomach pain, fatigue, nausea, etc., consult your doctor immediately. In case, the patient is suffering from diabetes, any severe change in the blood sugar level after consuming the paracetamol must be reported to the doctor without delay.

Side effects:

The rare side-effects of paracetamol may include:

  • Lower back pain 
  • Bruising
  • Fever
  • Cloudy urine
  • Tarry stools
  • Yellowish skin 
  • Skin rash
  • Itching  

Several common symptoms of overdosage of paracetamol may include:

  • Increased sweating
  • Tenderness
  • Vomiting and nausea,
  • Diarrhea, 
  • Appetite loss
  • Increased thrust 
  • Swelling and pain in the lower abdomen region,

If you get any of these symptoms after consuming paracetamol, consult your doctor immediately to avoid any further complications.