Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using paracetamol injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Paracetamol is indicated in the management of mild to moderate pain in both adults and pediatric patients (above 2 years). It can be also used to treat moderate to severe pain alone or in combination with opioid analgesics both in adult and pediatric patients (above 2 years).
It also works like anti-pyretic which help in reducing fever in adult and pediatric patients.
Do not take paracetamol injection if:
- You are allergic to paracetamol or other containing ingredients;
- You have a medical history of hepatic injury;
- You have serious skin reactions such as acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis and stevens-johnson syndrome.
Deadly liver problems or serious skin reactions can occur with the use of paracetamol injection. Paracetamol injection can cause acute liver failure, which can result in liver transplant or death. Do not exceed the dose of 4,000mg in a day.
Use of paracetamol injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding is safe and shows low risk. Though, paracetamol use may be associated with increased risk of childhood asthma and ADHD.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering paracetamol injection in pregnant or nursing mothers.
Avoid using other medications containing acetaminophen. Excessive acetaminophen might lead to fatal liver diseases. Avoid drinking alcohol when using paracetamol and tell your doctor if you have a history of alcohol addiction.
Driving or operating machinery is okay as it does not cause dizziness or induce sleep.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Follow your doctor’s dose and schedule. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Usual dose for adults is: 650mg IV every 4 hours. Usual dose for children is: 12.5mg/kg every 4 hour.
Do not exceed the dose of 4,000mg a day. Paracetamol injection should be administered within 6 hours after opening of the ampoule.
Acetaminophen can interact with other medications, such as warfarin and other blood thinners.
Consult with your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before your treatment with paracetamol injection.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.