today we will discuss about paracetamol or acetaminophen
Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medication used to treat pain and fever.
It is typically used for mild to moderate pain.
There is poor evidence for fever relief in children.
It is often sold in combination with other ingredients such as in many cold medications.
In combination with opioid pain medication, paracetamol is used for more severe pain such as cancer pain and after surgery.
It is typically used either by mouth or rectally but is also available intravenously.
Effects last between two and four hours.
Paracetamol is generally safe at recommended doses.
Serious skin rashes may rarely occur, and too high a dose can result in liver failure.
It appears to be safe during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
In those with liver disease, it may still be used, but lower doses should be taken.
Paracetamol is classified as a mild analgesic.
It does not have significant anti-inflammatory activity and how it works is not entirely clear.
Paracetamol was discovered in 1877.
It is the most commonly used medication for pain and fever in both the United States and Europe.
It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
Paracetamol is available as a generic medication with trade names including Tylenol and Panadol among others.
The wholesale price in the developing world is less than 0.01 USD per dose.
In the United States it costs about 0.04 USD per dose.
so paracetamol is used ad analgesic for mil pain and its effect lasts from 2 to 4 hours