Side and Adverse reactions:
Adverse effects of Paracetamol are rare but hypersensitivity including skin rash may occur.
Dosage and administration:
Paracetamol Ultra Medica 500 mg: Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: One to two tablets up to four times daily as required, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6 – 12 years: ½ to 1 tablet every 4 hours as required, to a maximum of 4 tablets in 24 hours. Do not give to children aged less than 6 years. Paracetamol Ultra Medica 1000 mg: For adults and children over 12 years of age (> 40 kg): ½-1 tablet of 1000 mg orally 1-3 times a day every 4-6 hours. USUAL DOSAGE FOR SYRUP AND ORAL DROPS SYRUP ORAL DROPS** APPROXIMATE WEIGHT* AGE Ask your doctor 10 mg/kg/doses(4-5 )doses/day) LESS THAN 11 kg UNDER 2 YRS 1.5 TSP 11- 16 kg 2-3 YRS 2 TSP 16- 21 kg 4-5 YRS 2.5 TSP 21-28 kg 6-8 YRS 3.5 TSP 28- 36 kg 9-10 YRS 4 TSP 36-40 kg 11 YRS 4-5.5 TSP 40 kg And over 12 YRS & Older Dosage may be given every 4 hours as needed but not more than five times daily. *If child is significantly under or over weight dosage may need to be adjusted accordingly. ٭٭ Oral drops dropper content is 1 ml .
Colestyramine: The speed of absorption of Paracetamol is reduced by colestyramine. Therefore, the colestyramine should not be taken within one hour if maximal analgesia is required. Metoclopramide and domperidone: The speed of absorption of Paracetamol may be 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 daily use of Paracetamol with increased risk of bleeding; occasional doses have no significant effect. Chloramphenicol: increased plasma concentration of chloramphenicol.
Care is advised in the administration of Paracetamol to patients with severe renal or hepatic impairment.
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