Advantages And Disadvantages Of Paracetamol

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Paracetamol, as known as acetaminophen , is widely available nowadays and has found since 1950s. It is widely prescribed and affordable over-the-counter, making it a common drug used in overdose. It is a superior analgesic and an antipyretic. It is normally found as a 500 mg tablet, but it is often combined with other active ingredients in various preparations. It is a commonly used over-the-counter analgesic-antipyretic drug (pain killer) and antipyretic (fever reducer). Paracetamol decreases the production of prostaglandins. Although aspirin also inhibits the production of prostaglandins, but unlike aspirin, paracetamol brings out some little anti-inflammatory effects. Paracetamol possesses good analgesic and antipyretic…show more content…
It can exist in liquid form which is specially applied for children. In some products, paracetamol is combined with various ingredients. It can be combined with decongestant (drug that relieve stuffy nose). Paracetamol is also combined with codeine to form co-codamol, paracetamol with dihydrocodeine to form…show more content…
The total installed capacity for paracetamol bulk drug formulation in the nation is about 18Mg per annum. In the last few years, exports of paracetamol have been reported. Paracetamol was exported to Germany, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc. It is believe that the quality of paracetamol produced by them possesses international criteria and demand. Thus, there is no major problem regarding the export of products quality. Paracetamol made in India reportedly is better the one made in China in terms of quality. The exports of paracetamol during 1992-93 from India were about 2400 MT. Exports of paracetamol may rise at an average annual growth rate of 15% considering the huge scope that exists for export of paracetamol. However, this would happen only if Indian producers continue to compete with large international producers of paracetamol based on the price and quality. Adoption of nitrobenzene route by few manufacture producing paracetamol by phenol/PNCB routed, as the former route has been proved to be most cost-effective. The domestic industry must evaluate the strategic implications of the new technology and take drastic action to meet such

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