Friday, July 15, 2022

Pros and Cons of Paracetamol | Advantages and Disadvantages of Paracetamol

Pros and Cons of Using Paracetamol | Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Paracetamol

Pros and Cons of Paracetamol | Advantages and Disadvantages of Paracetamol

Introduction : What is Paracetamol?

Paracetamol is a pain reliever (painkiller) drug also known as Acetaminophen. Paracetamol is widely used as a quick treatment for headache. It is also used for all other pains. Paracetamol is available in the market as tablets, syrup or powder. It is also used as a treatment for muscle pain, fever, cold, post-surgical pain and other body pains.

Pros of Paracetamol

  1. Suitable for any type of pain (Paracetamol is a drug that can be used as a pain reliever for any type of pain. Paracetamol also has the ability to provide some relief for any pain condition)
  2. Not required a doctor's recommendation (Most painkillers should be used under the recommendation and supervision of a doctor. But the use of paracetamol can be done even without the recommendation of a doctor. It is easy to do it yourself by take the right dose at the right time)
  3. Less expensive drug (Paracetamol is a less expensive drug compared to other painkillers. It can be easily purchased from any shop at very little cost)
  4. No medical prescription required for purchase (Most medicines are dispensed from a pharmacy only with a doctor's prescription. But the purchase of paracetamol itself does not require such a medical prescription)
  5. Suitable for small children (Paracetamol is the most suitable painkiller for children among the pain reliever drugs available in the market. It is also available in the market as a sweet drink for children)

Cons of Paracetamol

  1. An overdose is harmful (Paracetamol overdose is harmful. It can cause various types of serious problems. Sometimes it can even cause to death)
  2. Minor allergies may occur (Some people may experience skin allergies due to the use of paracetamol. But this happens very rarely)
  3. It has a bitter taste (Although paracetamol does not emit a specific smell, it has an unpleasant taste. It is best to drink at once)

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