Probably the most common medicament used today, Acamol
is a non-prescription medicament that people have become comfortable with for numerous symptoms associated with different medical conditions. Acamol is better known as Paracetamol
and Tylenol. It is composed of the chemical compound para-acetylaminophenol, which is the source of all three names.
Food and Drug Administration-approved, Acamol is an analgesic and antipyretic. Its ability to relieve pain comes from its power to elevate the pain threshold. It tells the brain
to require a greater amount of pain to be present before the body actually feels it. Acamol's fever-reducing properties, meanwhile, tell the center of the brain to lower the body's temperature once it reaches a particular level.
Acamol is available in many forms - liquid solution, coated capsules, chewable pills, gel capsules and pills, and suppositories. All forms are taken either by mouth
or through the rectum
. Acamol is commonly available in 325mg, 500mg, and 650mg doses. The usual dose for children depends on their age and weight, ranging from 40mg to 650mg, taken every four hours. For adults, the oral dose requirement is usually between 325mg and 650mg, taken every four to six hours. If used as a suppository, the dose requirement for children is between 80mg to 325mg; for adults, it is 650mg. Treatment with Acamol should stop after 10 days. Always consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or you develop new symptoms.
Generally, Acamol is safe to use to relieve a number of aches and pains as well as fever
. It has similar properties as aspirin
in treating arthralgias and is as effective as non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugss (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicaments) like ibuprofen
in pacifying osteoarthritis
. Acamol can be used by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers alike. It is usually the medicament of choice for pregnant women in all stages of their pregnancy because it causes no harmful effects to the fetus. A small amount of Acamol is excreted in the breast
milk but it showed no harmful effects that should disturb nursing mothers from feeding their newborns.
Acamol rarely causes physical discomfort when used properly. Serious damage to the liver
can be caused by overdose and misuse. Using Acamol alongside alcohol is also highly dangerous. Alcohol increases the potential toxicity of Acamol and may cause bleeding in the stomach
If you are concerned, consult your doctor regarding possible allergic reactions
you may develop against Acamol. Your medical history must also be taken into consideration. If you have had a serious medical condition before, do not take Acamol or any medicine for that matter without first talking to your doctor.
Do not take two medicaments that contain Acamol at the same time. Never increase your dose unless directed by your doctor to do so, always use the recommended dose. If you will use Acamol as a non-prescription medicament, you must read the label carefully.. Take extra precautions if you are using this medicament on your children, especially if they are under two years old. Keep track of the patient-under-treatment's progresses so you know immediately if something is not right.
Acamol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of acamol is C8H9NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide
• Molecular weight is 151.163 g/mol
• Acamol available : 500mg tablets
Generic name: Acetaminophen
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