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What is Paracetamol?

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Paracetamol is a pain reliever, somewhat like aspirin.
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Paracetamol (INN) (IPA: /ˌpærəˈsiːtəmɒl, -ˈsɛtə-/) or acetaminophen (USAN), is the active metabolite of phenacetin, a so-called coal tar analgesic. Unlike phenacetin, paracetamol has not been shown to be carcinogenic in any way. It has analgesic and antipyretic properties, but, unlike aspirin, it is not a very effective anti-inflammatory agent. It is well tolerated, lacks many of the side-effects of aspirin, and is available over-the-counter, so it is commonly used for the relief of fever, headaches, and other minor aches and pains. Paracetamol is also useful in the management of more severe pain, where it allows lower dosages of additional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or opioid analgesics to be used, thereby minimizing overall side-effects. It is a major ingredient in numerous cold and flu medications, including Tylenol and Panadol, among others. It is considered safe for human use at recommended doses; however, acute overdose can cause fatal liver damage often heightened with use of alcohol, and the number of accidental self-poisonings and suicides has grown in recent years. The words acetaminophen and paracetamol come from the chemical names for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. (The brand name Tylenol also derives from this name: para-acetylaminophenol.) In some contexts, it is shortened to APAP, for N-acetyl-para-aminophenol. In the United States, we use the term acetaminopen, commonly known by the brand name TYLENOL. Paracetamol = acetaminophen. It is a pain reliever and antipyretic. A common brand name is Tylenol.
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Can dogs have paracetamol?

Paracetamol is not a drug recommended for dogs and hence dogs should not have Paracetamol. Paracetomol generally has its toxic effect on the liver, causing irreversible damage

What is paracetamol tested on?

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, has historically been tested on mice.

Is paracetamol harmful?

Paracetamol or acetaminophen is harmful only when it's taken more than the recommended dosage and its overdosage harms the liver (hepatic toxicity).

How is paracetamol purified?

  Paracetamol tablets can be broken up using propanone and heating them for an hour under reflux. You then filter the solids and cool the liquid. Paracetamol is insolubl

Elements of paracetamol?

This is also known as acetaminophen (marketed under the brand name Tylenol in the US). It is a benzene ring connected to the nitrogen of an amide group and a hydroxyl group. S

Who invented paracetamol?

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, was first synthesized,  not invented, by Harmon Northrop Morse at Johns Hopkins University  in 1877. It was not used on patients un

Does paracetamol have caffeine in it?

  Paracetamol can come with or without caffeine in it. Sometimes it can contain codeine. I believe over the counter paracetamol comes without caffeine.
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What is in paracetamol?

    Nothing is 'in' paracetamol as such - it is just one molecule. It is made by nitrating phenol to produce 4-nitrophenol, which is then reduced to 4-aminophenol, fro
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Why is paracetamol used?

Paracetamol is used to reduce temperature in body which we call  Antipyritic. it is also the to reduce pain which we call Antagic as  well.