Apap or paracetamol in capsules
How does the apap preparation affect our body and what does it have in its composition?
The active substance of this drug is Paracetamol. It has an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect. Its purpose is to inhibit the activity of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in our brain and spinal cord, an enzyme that takes part in the synthesis of prostaglandin. Paracetamol does not have an anti-inflammatory effect because it does not stop the dynamics of cyclooxygenases and the synthesis of prostaglandins occurring in peripheral tissues. It does not disturb the gastric mucosa. It does not stop the movement of platelets and has no effect on the blood clotting process. Paracetamol is absorbed quickly from the gastrointestinal tract and the first effects of absorption can be seen already after about 30 minutes. The results of taking the drug are felt up to 4 max. 6 hours, and its antipyretic effect up to 6 max. 8 hours. It should not be used in pregnant women as it enters the placenta and the milk of a nursing woman.
When to reach for the Apap?
The drug can be used by adults and adolescents at the age of 12, and will be helpful in symptoms such as ;
- headaches, migraines
- Pain in joints, muscles and bones
- sore throat
- pains during menstruation
This preparation also has an antipyretic effect;
- during infections, colds, flu
When can't we use Paracetamol?
We cannot always use this product, even if our symptoms are in accordance with the leaflet. You should not take this medicine if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients.
The use of Apap is not recommended for people:
- with severe liver or kidney failure
- when the organism lacks enzyme enzymes: glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase or methemoglobin reductase.
Children under 12 years of age should not take this preparation either.
Side effects of the drug:
Like most of the available drugs, side effects may also occur when taking Paracetamol. However, we will not notice them with every sick person who takes this medicine. Taking this preparation will bring us more positive effects than those negatively influencing our body. Side effects will be encountered very rarely. Undesired effects that may occur: disorders of liver function (it may be acute insufficiency or damage if the preparation is overdose), vomiting, nausea, haematological disorders. Skin reactions such as erythema, rash, itching, urticaria, angioedema, bronchial contraction (especially if we are sensitive to acetylsalicylic acid), anaphylactic shock (if we notice accelerated cardiac functions, the person loses consciousness, blood pressure will decrease). In very extreme cases, very serious reactions may also appear on the skin of the body.