Although it is often used without a prescription to treat fever and pain, acetaminophen is a drug that can cause serious damage to some people’s bodies.
Also known as acetaminophen, paracetamol is a drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. It is a drug capable of relieving pain and reducing fever.
While it is an over-the-counter drug, which is why many people tend to self-medicate, paracetamol can be dangerous to health in some cases, according to experts.
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According to doctors, a person should never take this painkiller to combat a hangover or when drinking alcohol. This, they explained, increases the load on the liver and can lead to liver damage.
Consuming alcohol actually makes it more difficult for your liver to break down paracetamol and, in some cases, can cause liver failure.
In fact, all people with liver diseases such as infectious hepatitis, liver cirrhosis of any origin and steatohepatitis, must take special care when taking paracetamol, as stressed by health experts.
In addition, experts recommended not taking more than three grams of acetaminophen a day. They emphasized that a daily dose greater than four grams of the drug is sufficient to cause poisoning.
They further added that it should not be forgotten that the painkiller is also included in many powdered remedies that are usually consumed for the symptomatic treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases.