Drugs Name Paraceta mol

Generic Name Acetamino phen

Brand Name Paraceta m ol

Classification Therapeutic: Antipyretics Non-opioid analgesics

Indication Mild to moderate pain. Fever.


Action Inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandi ns that may serve as mediators of pain and fever, primarily in the CNS. Has no a significant antiinflammator y property or GI toxicity. Therapeuti c effects: Analgesia, Antipyresis.

Side Effect/ Adverse Reaction GI: Hepatic failure, Hepatoxicity (Overdose), renal failure (high doses/chronic use). Hemat: neutropenia, pancytopenia, leukopenia. Derm: rash, urticaria.

Nursing Consideration _Assess overall heeath status before administering acetaminophen. Paracetamol who are malnourished or chronically abuse alcohol are at higher risk of developing hepatotoxicity with chronic use of usual doses of this drug. _Pain: Assess type, location, and intensity prior to and 3060 min following administration. _Fever: Assess fever; note presence of it. _ If overdose occurs, acetylcysteine (Acetadote) is the antidote

Patient Teachings _Advise patient to take medication exactly as directed and not to take more than the recommended amount. _Advise patient to avoid alcohol( 3 or more glasses per day increase the risk of liver damage) _Advise patient to notifyhealth care professional if discomfort or fever is not relieved routine doses or if fever is greater than 39.5c or lasts longer than 3 days. _Inform patients with diabetes that acetaminophen may alter results of blood glucose monitoring. .

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