Cepal 100 Mg Drops 15 Ml
Paracetamol is also known as acetaminophen. It is used to relieve pain and fever. It is prescribed for providing temporary relief from fever, minor aches and pain. It is used to provide relief from acute pain such as backache, headache, muscle ache, joint pain, and toothache. It acts as an anti-inflammatory medication and reduces swelling in the joints and provides relief from mild arthritis pain.
How does the drug work?
Paracetamol, is a salicylate which is used as an analgesic (a substance which reduces pain) and antipyretic (a substance which reduces fever). A well-defined mechanism of action for paracetamol is still not known. The proposed mechanism of action involves inhibition of cyclooxygenase enzyme that prevents the metabolism of arachidonic acid in prostaglandin H2 which brings about pain relief, inflammation and fever. It acts on the central nervous system and increases the pain threshold. It blocks the generation of pain impulses at the peripheral tissues and reduces pain. Paracetamol reduces fever by acting on heat-regulating center in the hypothalamus. It does not irritate the lining of the stomach so it can be used prescribed to the patients with gastric ulcers. It does not affect the coagulation of blood and does not increase the risk of bleeding as that of aspirin
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of paracetamol are nausea, allergy, skin rashes, acute renal tubular necrosis. Blood or black, tarry stools, pinpoint red spots on the skin, sores, ulcers , yellow eyes or skin and liver damage are the rare side effects of paracetamol.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is paracetamol a painkiller? Paracetamol reduces mild to moderate pain associated with flu and fever.
2. Can an alcoholic use paracetamol? Paracetamol can interact with alcohol and can cause liver disorders. Seek the physician before taking paracetamol.
3. Which drugs should I avoid while using paracetamol? Do not use any other OTC drugs related to cough or cold. Paracetamol is used as a combination drug in many medicines. Read the leaflet thoroughly before administrating any other drug as it may contain paracetamol, which can cause an overdose.
4. How much is considered as an overdose of paracetamol? Paracetamol of 500mg tablets can be taken not more than 8 per day. About 25-30 tablets, when taken at a single time, may cause overdose and even death.
5. Is paracetamol an NSAID or antibiotic? Paracetamol is an antipyretic drug which belongs to the class NSAID.