Generic Name: Uphamol Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is uphamol (paracetamol) used for?

Uphamol is commonly used as a pain reliever and a fever reducer. It is also used to treat many conditions such as a headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.

How should I take uphamol (paracetamol)?

The active ingredient of paracetamol comes in a variety of forms, including tablets, caplets, gel tabs, chewable tablets, and liquid. It is usually taken by mouth every four to six hours as needed. These products contain one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. These products are taken every eight hours.

Uphamol can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food. These products contain one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. These products are taken every eight hours.

It is important to keep track of how much paracetamol you take, as it is easy to take too much. It is important to remember that the drug is found in many medications in both prescription and nonprescription.

For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

How do I store uphamol (paracetamol)?

Uphamol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store uphamol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of uphamol that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush uphamol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using uphamol (paracetamol)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of uphamol or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using uphamol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking uphamol.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from uphamol (paracetamol)?

Very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare, including:

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Fever with or without chills (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
  • Pain in the lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • A sore throat (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes or skin

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with uphamol (paracetamol)?

Uphamol may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Anticonvulsants (phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine)
  • Warfarin and other coumarins
  • Metoclopramide and domperidone
  • Probenecid, chloramphenicol
  • Cholestyramine
  • Phenothiazine

Does food or alcohol interact with uphamol (paracetamol)?

Uphamol may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with uphamol (paracetamol)?

Uphamol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using uphamol (paracetamol).

What is the dose of uphamol (paracetamol) for an adult?

The recommended dose is 0.5-1 g 4-6 hourly to max 4 g daily.

What is the dose of uphamol (paracetamol) for a child?

6-12 years old:  250-500 mg

1-5 years old: 125-250 mg

up to 1 years old:  60-120 mg

To be taken 4-6 hourly to a max of 4 doses in 24 hours.

How is uphamol (paracetamol) available?

Uphamol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 500 mg
  • Oral suspension 250 mg/5 Ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of uphamol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 2, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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