A mild painkiller that can be bought over the counter from chemists. Paracetamol can also help bring down your temperature if you have a fever. You should never take more than eight tablets in 24 hours and should not take paracetamol without talking to your doctor if you have any liver problems.
Paracetamol (INN) (IPA: ) or acetaminophen (USAN), is a common analgesic and antipyretic drug that is used for the relief of fever, headaches, and other minor aches and pains. Paracetamol is also useful in managing more severe pain, allowing lower dosages of additional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or opioid analgesics to be used, thereby minimizing overall side-effects. It is a major ingredient in numerous cold and flu medications, as well as many prescription analgesics.