PARACETAMOL TABLET 500MG
For the treatment of mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pains, aches and pains, symptomatic relief of rheumatic aches and pains and of influenza, feverishness and feverish colds.
Dosage and Administration:
Adults, the elderly and young persons 16 years and over:
2 tablets every 4 hours to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Children 6 – 9 years:
½ tablet every 4 hours to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours.
Children 10 – 11 years:
1 tablet every 4 hours to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours
Adolescents 12 – 15 years:
1 to 1 ½ tablets every 4 hours to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours
Do not give to children aged under 6 years of age.
Adverse effects of paracetamol are rare. Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported. There have been reports of blood dyscrasias including thrombocytopenia purpura, methaemoglobenaemia and agranulocytosis, but these were not necessarily causality related to paracetamol.
Care is advised in the administration of paracetamol to patients with severe renal or severe hepatic impairment. The hazards of overdose are greater in those with non-cirrhotic alcoholic liver disease.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
Cholestyramine: The speed of absorption of paracetamol is reduced by cholestyramine. Therefore, the cholestyramine should not be taken within one hour if maximal analgesia is required.
Metoclopramide and Domperidone: The absorption of paracetamol is increased by metoclopramide and domperidone. However, concurrent use need not be avoided.
Warfarin: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin and other coumarins may be enhanced by prolonged regular use of paracetamol with increased risk of bleeding; occasional doses have no significant effect.
Chloramphenicol: Increased plasma concentration of chloramphenico
Do not store above 25°C.