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What is paracetamol?

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Paracetamol is an over-the-counter medicine that is used as a pain reliever and also helps in reducing fever. It can be use to treat different conditions, such as colds, headaches, backaches, arthritis and muscle aches.

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There are different types of paracetamol brands on the market. It is prudent to visit a doctor first prior to using over-the-counter medications. In some cases, the symptom a person is experiencing can be a serious health condition. Paracetamol is also combined with other drugs. Reading the label of a drug helps to know if it has paracetamol to avoid taking too much of it. Drinking alcohol while using paracetamol is risky, as it can increase the risk of liver damage.

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