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Paracetamol
Essential medicine status
General description
Paracetamol is a non-opioid analgesic for treatment of mild to moderate pain including dysmenorrhoea and headache; pain relief in osteoarthritis and soft tissue lesions; acute migraine. It also has antipyretic activity.
INN
Paracetamol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Pain
Added in 1987 (TRS 770) for Migraine
Therapeutic equivalent for
Wikipedia
Recommendations
Section
Non-opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs)
  • Oral > Liquid: 125 mg per 5 mL; 120 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 100 to 500 mg
  • Local > Rectal > Suppository: 100 mg
Indications
Section
Antimigraine medicines > For treatment of acute attack
  • Oral > Liquid: 125 mg per 5 mL; 120 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 300 to 500 mg
Indications