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ATC codes: N02BE01
EMLc
Indication
Migraine ICD11 code: 8A80.Z
INN
Paracetamol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
(EMLc)
Additional notes
*The presence of both 120 mg/5 mL and 125mg/5mL oral liquid strengths on the same market would cause confusion in prescribing and dispensing and should be avoided
Formulations
Oral > Liquid: 125 mg per 5 mL (EMLc) ; 120 mg per 5 mL (EMLc) ; 250 mg per 5 mL (EMLc)
Local > Rectal > Suppository: 250 mg (EMLc)
Oral > Solid > dispersible tablet: 100 mg (EMLc) ; 250 mg (EMLc)
Oral > Solid > tablet: 250 mg ; 325 mg ; 500 mg
EML status history
First added in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2017 (TRS 1006)
Changed in 2023 (TRS 1049)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of the age-appropriateness of formulations on the EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended: - the deletion of the 100 mg tablet formulation from the EML and EMLc - strengths of paracetamol tablets should specified rather than given in a range - the addition of a 250 mg strength suppository formulation to the EMLc - the addition of paracetamol dispersible tablets (100 mg and 250 mg) to the EMLc - the addition of 250 mg/5mL strength oral liquid formulation to the EMLc - the addition of a note stating "the presence of both 120 mg/5 mL and 125mg/5mL oral liquid strengths on the same market would cause confusion in prescribing and dispensing and should be avoided"