Paracetamol has lots of trade names but in the end of the day, most of them has the same uses. The dosage wise might be slightly different. It also depends on the age group taking the medication.
Paracetamol comes in different colours like blue, white and pink but all the 3 different colours have the same amount of Acetaminophen (325mg). Paracetamol has adverse effect due to overdose of the drug. An average adult should not be taking more than 4,000mg daily as it would reflect in the result of toxicity. This could lead to abnormal liver function, but it can be uncertain.
Fatal liver damage can be the cause of acute overdose of Paracetamol. If Acetaminophen is taken more than the directed dose, it can cause a serious liver damage too. The manufacturers are supposed to update the label of prescription to warn consumers of the potential risk of taking Acetaminophen that is more than 325mg.
The risk of overdose could be triggered by the constant intake of alcohol. Paracetamol’s side effects can be increased when the intake of alcohol is high. The most common of overdose due to Paracetamol is kidney liver but it is in quite rare cases.
It is required for such products to have a warning label about skin reactions. Paracetamol should not be given to children that suffers from asthma. Paracetamol does not affect the consumer when she is pregnant but nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)can. Paracetamol can exist in tablet, syrup, intravenous (IV), intramuscular and effervescent form.