Paracetamol is an antipyretic and analgesic agent. Its mechanism of action is based on blocking cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 and 2, primarily in the central division of the nervous system. It affects the centers of the heat regulating and pain centers.
Paracetamol is used for the symptomatic treatment and management of the pain:
- Menstrual pain
- Muscle pain
- Pain caused by burns
- Post-injury pain
- Back pain
- Sore throat
Paracetamol is prescribed as an antipyretic agent (for fever syndrome) in case of high body temperature (cold, influenza, infection). Please note that it does not affect the progression and the course of the disease and is only administered to reduce the severity of the pain symptoms.
How is used?
It adults, the standard prescribed dose ranges from 500 to 1000mg and is taken up to 4 times per day if necessary. The recommended time interval between the doses is 4 hours. It is safe to take up to 8 500mg tablets per day. Long-term administration of Paracetamol should not exceed 5 days as an analgesic and 3 days as an antipyretic. The decision to increase the daily dose or the duration of treatment has to be made by your physician.
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