Paracetamol is a common antipyretic and analgesic medicine.
A couple of decades ago it was considered almostPanacea in the treatment of ARVI, but today many professionals began to treat him with some disdain, the reason for the excessive availability of the drug and uncontrolled consumption of it by patients engaged in self-medication.
In disgrace in the medical environment, paracetamol hitAfter a surge of liver diseases, which are characterized by an overdose of components that make up paracetamol. In the United States, studies were conducted that proved that the drug was detrimental to the liver. Therefore, as an anesthetic and antipyretic agent, it can be used only under the supervision of a doctor, and it is best to use safer analogues.
Paracetamol is one of the most tested and clinically studied drugs. It is even included in the list of essential medicines approved by the World Health Organization.
One of the most common substitutesParacetamol is aspirin. It has the same properties, but its effect on the body is less detrimental. The main thing is not to allow an overdose, because with a "shock" dose of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), malfunctions in the activity of the central nervous system are possible. It should be noted that aspirin often causes allergies, and therefore not suitable for everyone, it should be used with caution, if possible, replacing or alternating with other analog drugs.
Today, more people are giving awayPreference for ibuprofen. He perfectly copes with the inflammatory processes in the body. It is used to lower temperature, with headaches, teeth, and much more.
Nurofen perfectly removes the ache and lowersTemperature, this remedy is prescribed for viral infections, as well as for acute respiratory diseases, this is one of the most acceptable substitutes for paracetamol. Nurofen cures inflammation well, but it is contraindicated in kidney dysfunction.
Diclofenac can replace paracetamol in severe pain. It is used mainly in the post-operation period, as well as with chronic pain. He has almost no contraindications.
Among drugs, similar toParacetamol can be isolated Pentalgin-N, Solpadein, Kodellak. They since 2012 are on sale only under the prescription registered by the doctor, all the matter is that these preparations contain codeine having narcotic properties. Their action is very strong.
Strong analgesics - drugs like Spazgan andMaxigan - used for pain caused by a spasm of smooth muscles, they are often prescribed to people who have suffered head injuries, operations, as well as those who suffer from vertebral hernias and protrusions. They are also withdrawn from free circulation, so you will need a prescription from a doctor to purchase.
It is still possible to purchase a prescription without the prescriptionAnalgin (Metamizol natrii), it is approved for sale in Russia, although it is withdrawn from circulation in European countries due to the risk of developing agranulocytosis - a disease characterized by a drop in the level of neutrophils in the blood.