Generic Name: Paracetamol

Type of medicine : Painkiller

Uses : Paracetamol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation and swelling of the joint.

Brand Names : Acetaminophen (in US), Alvedon; Calpol, Disprol, Hedex®, Mandanol, Medinol, Panadol

Available Forms :  Tablet, Capsule, Soluble tablet, 'melt-in-the-mouth' tablet, Oral liquid, Oral liquid sachets, Suppository and injection

Formula : C8H9NO2

Metabolism: Predominantly in the liver

Biological half-life : 1–4 hours


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