| Posted by : bhagavan, on Wednesday, August 26, 2009|
| PARACETAMOL (CROCIN / CALPOL etc) is a powerful antipyretic (anti-fever) and a mild analgesic (pain reliever).
It is not a fever preventing or pain preventing medicine.
So, it should be used as and when required.
There is nothing like a 'course' to this medicine as in case of antibiotics, steroids etc
Over use whether on self medication or on preion may mask real problem to which the symptoms are heading.
Lets remember that fever and pain are God's gift to man to forewarn him on any possible forthcoming danger.
Paracetamol 500MG per tablet / 125MG per 5 ml / 250MG per 5ml are the only rational formulations.
Normal dosage is one tab / 5 ml 3 - 4 times a day depending on age, as the case may be.
Strength and dosage frequency normally remains the same irrespective of intensity
More the fever / pain more the tab / syrup is incorrect
All health workers including doctors should know:
MASKING SUCH SIGNAL IS HIGHLY UNSAFE.
Bhagavan P S