Paracetamol


Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

Paracetamol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.

The maximum amount of paracetamol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day.

Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to use paracetamol .


Usual Adult Paracetamol Dose for Fever:


  • General Dosing Guidelines: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours orally or rectally.
  • Paracetamol 500mg tablets: Two 500 mg tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours.


Usual Adult Paracetamol Dose for Pain:


  • General Dosing Guidelines: 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours orally or rectally.
  • Paracetamol 500mg tablets: Two 500 mg tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours.


Some Brand names of Paracetamol in Bangladesh:


  • NAPA (Beximco Pharmaceuticals)
  • FAST (ACME Laboratories)
  • RESET (Incepta Pharmaceuticals)
  • ACE (Square Pharmaceuticals)
  • TAMEN (Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd.)
  • POL (Globe Pharmaceuticals)


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