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Generic Name: Paracetamol
Product Name: Tylenol


Paracetamol is an analgesic and antipyretic drug.It is used for the relief of:


Paracetamol reduces the synthesis of prostaglandins which are responsible for the mediation of pain and fever.

Dose advice


  • 0.5 – 1g every 3-6 hours as required given orally or rectally.
  • The maximum daily dose is 6g.


  • 15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours given orally or rectally.
  • Single doses of 30 mg/kg may be used for night-time dosing.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 60 mg/kg daily over 48 hours however up to 90 mg/kg a day may be used under close medical supervision.


Tablets, Capsule-Shaped Tablets:

  • 12’s, 24’s: Unscheduled;
  • 48’s, 100’s: S2
  • Children’s Chewable Tablets: S2

Common side effects

Side effects of Paracetamol are rare.

Uncommon side effects

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC