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Generic Paracetamol Tablet 500mg – 100

Paracetamol tablets are used as a pain reliever and to relieve fevers. Because of the low price of generic paracetamol in the Philippines, it is used as a form of first aid in many mild sicknesses and ailments.

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What is in paracetamol?

The generic paracetamol tablets contain:

  • Paracetamol

What is paracetamol used for?

Paracetamol is used to treat pain and discomfort such as:

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Joint pain or discomfort
  • Toothache
  • Post-vaccination fever

How much and how often should you take paracetamol?

Take the paracetamol tablets exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Paracetamol 500mg tablets must not be given to children under 10 years of age.

Adult Dose:

Two 500 mg tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours

Pediatric Dose:

325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours.

Warning

An overdose of paracetamol can cause serious harm. The maximum amount of paracetamol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) every 24 hours. Taking more than this could cause damage to your liver. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, talk to your doctor before taking paracetamol and never use more than 2 grams (2000 mg) every 24 hours.

Stop using paracetamol and call your doctor if:

  • You still have a fever after 3 days of use
  • You still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child)
  • You develop a skin rash, ongoing headache, or any redness or swelling
  • Your symptoms get worse or if you show new symptoms

Consult with your doctor before taking paracetamol if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Liver disease
  • A history of alcoholism

It is not clear whether paracetamol will harm an unborn baby. Consult with your doctor prior to taking paracetamol if you are pregnant. This medication can come out through your breast milk and can also harm a nursing baby. Do not take paracetamol without telling your doctor you are currently breastfeeding.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or paracetamol.

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking paracetamol. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor.

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Dark or clay-colored stools
  • Tiredness
  • Loose stools
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

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How much and how often should you take paracetamol?

Take the paracetamol tablets exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Paracetamol 500mg tablets must not be given to children under 10 years of age.

Adult Dose:

Two 500 mg tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours

Pediatric Dose:

325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours.

Warning

An overdose of paracetamol can cause serious harm. The maximum amount of paracetamol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) every 24 hours. Taking more than this could cause damage to your liver. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, talk to your doctor before taking paracetamol and never use more than 2 grams (2000 mg) every 24 hours.

Stop using paracetamol and call your doctor if:

  • You still have a fever after 3 days of use
  • You still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child)
  • You develop a skin rash, ongoing headache, or any redness or swelling
  • Your symptoms get worse or if you show new symptoms

Consult with your doctor before taking paracetamol if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Liver disease
  • A history of alcoholism

It is not clear whether paracetamol will harm an unborn baby. Consult with your doctor prior to taking paracetamol if you are pregnant. This medication can come out through your breast milk and can also harm a nursing baby. Do not take paracetamol without telling your doctor you are currently breastfeeding.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or paracetamol.

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking paracetamol. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor.

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Dark or clay-colored stools
  • Tiredness
  • Loose stools
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
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