Acamol

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Acamol

General Information

Acamol is a medication used with other medications to treat pain or fever. It is known in the market as Paracetamol or Tylenol, and has the chemical compound para-acetylaminophenol.

It is an analgesic and antipyretic which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and is available in a variety of forms- coated capsules, liquid solution, gel capsules, suppositories and pills. All forms could be taken orally or through the rectum.

Dosage

Acamol could be taken by children and adults, as it is available in 325mg, 500mg, and 650mg doses. For children, the dose would depend upon the weight and the age, and would range from 40 mg being the lowest, and 650 mg being the highest. For adults, the usual dosage is between 325 mg and 650 mg. To alleviate the temperature, it should be taken every four hours. However, the treatment should not exceed 10 days, otherwise, stop the medication and seek medical advise.

Usage and Side Effects

Acamol is generally safe to use in relieving aches, pains and fever. It is effective as NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in treating osteoarthritis. Acamol is also rarely associated with physical discomforts to those who are taking this medication. However, misuse is highly discouraged- particularly taking it with alcohol as it could cause serious damage to the liver, or bleeding in the stomach.

If unsure about taking Acamol for the treatment of fever, aches and pains, consult the doctor and openly discuss the medical history, and any serious medical condition.

Acamol for Pregnant and Nursing Women

Acamol is safe for use even for pregnant and nursing women. It does not cause any harmful effect on the development of the fetus, and even though there are traces of Acamol secreted on the breast milk, it does not have any reported harmful effect for the infants.

Reminders to the Public and to those Taking Acamol

Taking two or more medications that contain Acamol is highly discouraged. Unless the doctor says so, do not exceed from the recommended dose and the time frame of treatment. Read the label carefully when taking Acamol as an over the counter medication, especially for children below two years old.

Keeping track of the patient's condition during the course of the treatment is also highly advised.

Generic Name: Acetaminophen

Brand Names: Abenol, Abensanil, Accu-Tap, Acephen, Acetagesic, Acetalgin, Acetaminofen, Actamin, Actimol, Butalbital APAP, Co-codamol, Fioricet, Paracetamol, Ultracet

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