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    Paracetamol Research Paper

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    • Analgesics – i.e. Co-codamol, Codeine, or Paracetamol to treat and prevent pain. Codeine, used for pain relief, (i.e., head-aches) common side effects can be; light-headedness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and sedation. Codeine can also cause allergic reactions, symptoms of which include constipation, abdominal pain, rash and itching. Addiction to these, Irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine, if taken over a long period of time Paracetamol. Is used for pain relief in mild to moderate pain, (i.e. toothache, headache or sprains and strains,) it is also used to reduce a high temperature caused by illnesses such as colds or flu. This is usually a (PRN) medicine,…

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    Paracetamol

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    a) Paracetamol is known to be one of the useful medicines of relieving pain and fever. Two of the corresponding brands of Paracetamol in Australia are, Panadol and Herron, of which, Herron serves well to cure a migraine headache, backache, sinus headache, arthritis, rheumatics, muscular aches, sore throat, etc, and Panadol works well in relieving dental pain, joint pain, and much more. The dosage of Herron for adults is 1-2 tabsules, maximum 8 of it can be taken in 24 hrs, whereas, Panadol’s…

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    Part B Q1. The normal dose of paracetamol is very safe to use and it is not over 4g per 24 hours; however, when the patient take more than 6g per 24 hours of paracetamol, the liver necrosis will happen within 10 to 12 hours and liver damage may occur within 24 to 48 hours. For the metabolism, most of the paracetamol is converted to nontoxic metabolites by the phase II conjugation of glucuronide and sulfate and a small amount of paracetamol is oxidized by the Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes in the…

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    Paracetamol Lab Report

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    Paracetamol is one of the world’s most beneficial and resourceful analgesic and is widely used in present day. An analgesic, can be defined, as a chemical compound that relieves pain, reduces fever and inflammation. It works by hindering the enzyme cyclooxygenase which acts a catalyst to convert fatty acids to prostaglandins. Prostaglandins cause pain and inflammation to peripheral and central points in the nervous system2. Paracetamol, or Acetaminophen is created by the synthesis and…

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    Acetaminophen is classified as an analgesic and an antipyretic. It is also one of the most commonly used medications to relieve pain in the United States. “Approximately one-third of the people in the United States report using an acetaminophen product at least once a month” (Aschenbrenner, 2006). The most common brand name for the over-the-counter medication is known as Tylenol, however, acetaminophen is also a major ingredient in many over-the-counter cold and flu medications, such as…

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    There were a few practical problems when going through the steps in the extraction and purification of paracetamol from tablets. A problem that could be faced with this is accuracy. This would be an issue if the scales were not fully set to zero. This could be overcome by calibrating the spirit level. Also it takes time for it to fully reach its weight on the reading so you may move them too quick before the right weight has been set. Too add to this the propanone may not be filled to the…

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    Successful pain management and the need to address functional problems can be accomplished through a variety of different techniques, some safer than others. To provide instant relief physicians often prescribe painkillers. Mild to moderate pain OTC over the counter oral medications like acetaminophen and NSAID 's non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Stronger medications are prescribed for chronic or severe pain, thereby increasing the possibility of serious side effects and…

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    Osteoarthritis Answer to question 1: Arthritis is defined as inflammation of the joints in the body. The disease begins in the joint where the cartilage is connected to the bone. As the cartilage wears down the bone can become inflamed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declare that Arthritis affects more than 52 million adults in the United States, and is the most common cause of disability in our nation (Arthritis, 2014). Because there are more than 100 different types of…

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    Research Paper On Aspirin

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    Here is an interesting fact about aspirin: one hundred billion aspirin tablets are consumed yearly on Earth. That is four hundred thousand tons of aspirin (Dodziuk, 2013). Aspirin is a very common household drug and it is very widely used in the medical industry today. Most people know this drug as a pain reliever. However, it can do many other things than just that. Aspirin is not a drug that produces anesthesia or causes someone to lose consciousness. Aspirin is also used to reduce fevers,…

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    What is a Drug? This is a chemical substance or medicine that has a physiological effect when ingested or introduced into the body. Types of Drugs: Anti-depressants: Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions. Antidepressants work by increasing levels of a group of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Certain neurotransmitters, can improve mood and emotion. Some anti-depressants drugs include Noradrenalin. Anti-Convulsants:…

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