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Report Paracetamol Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Paracetamol, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Paracetamol side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Paracetamol.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Paracetamol side effects are:
Constipation (66 reports)
Dry Mouth (23 reports)
Loss Of Appetite (20 reports)
Hypotension (16 reports)
Stomach Pains (11 reports)
Diarrhea (11 reports)
Dry Mouth And Loss Of Appetite (11 reports)
Heart Burn (6 reports)
Nausea Headache (5 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Paracetamol side effects . You can also compare Paracetamol side effects or view FDA reports.

Paracetamol Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Paracetamol reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Paracetamol on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Epistaxis
on Jan 30, 2014 Female from ES , 22 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: epistaxis. Paracetamol dosage: N/A.

Hepatic Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Coma, Completed Suicide, Intentional Overdose
Patient was taking Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: hepatic failure, toxicity to various agents, coma, completed suicide, intentional overdose on Jan 29, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 22 years of age, . Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Intentional Overdose, Somnolence
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2014 by a Male taking Paracetamol (Dosage: 300 Mg Complete) was diagnosed with and. Location: IT , 36 years of age, After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: intentional overdose, somnolence.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Serenase (15 Ml Complete)
  • Depakin Chrono (8 Df Complete)
  • Seractil (10 Df Complete)
  • Spididol (6 Df Complete)
  • Oki (6 Df Complete)
Patient was hospitalized.

Exposure Via Ingestion
on Jan 22, 2014 Female from US , 86 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: exposure via ingestion. Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Nausea, Vertigo, Somnolence
on Feb 10, 2014 Male from IT , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paracetamol. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: nausea, vertigo, somnolence. Paracetamol dosage: 1 G Complete.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Voltaren (1 Df Complete)
  • Muscoril (1 Df Complete)
  • Soldesam (4 Mg Complete)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Fulminant, Hepatic Failure
Patient was taking Paracetamol. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: hepatitis fulminant, hepatic failure on Jan 24, 2014 from FR Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, . Paracetamol dosage: 4 Boxes. Patient was hospitalized.

Rash Morbilliform
Adverse event was reported on Jan 24, 2014 by a Female taking Paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GB , 46 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: rash morbilliform.

Suicide Attempt, Speech Disorder, Bradyphrenia
on Feb 19, 2014 Female from IT , 53 years of age, weighting 99.21 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paracetamol. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: suicide attempt, speech disorder, bradyphrenia. Paracetamol dosage: 16000 Mg Complete.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Delorazepam (40 Mg Complete)
  • Lyrica (1050 Mg Complete)
  • Cardirene (5440 Mg Complete)
  • Valdorm (450 Mg Complete)
Patient was hospitalized.

Sleep Disorder, Cough, Dysphonia, Sensation Of Foreign Body
on Jan 22, 2014 Female from GB , 65 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: sleep disorder, cough, dysphonia, sensation of foreign body. Paracetamol dosage: Unk.

Intentional Overdose, Completed Suicide, Hepatic Necrosis, Mental Impairment, Agitation, Brain Oedema, Brain Herniation, Eye Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Paracetamol/diphenhydramine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: intentional overdose, completed suicide, hepatic necrosis, mental impairment, agitation, brain oedema, brain herniation, eye haemorrhage on Jan 21, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paracetamol/diphenhydramine dosage: 96 Tablets. Patient was hospitalized.

Dysphonia, Sleep Disorder, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Cough
Adverse event was reported on Jan 20, 2014 by a Female taking Paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GB , 65 years of age, Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: dysphonia, sleep disorder, sensation of foreign body, cough.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Toxicity To Various Agents
on Jan 18, 2014 Female from US , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paracetamol/diphenhydramine. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents. Paracetamol/diphenhydramine dosage: N/A.

Toxicity To Various Agents
on Jan 16, 2014 Male from US , 62 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol / Dextromethorphan Hbr/doxylamine Succinate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents. Paracetamol / Dextromethorphan Hbr/doxylamine Succinate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Anaphylactoid Reaction
Patient was taking Paracetamol-codeine. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: anaphylactoid reaction on Jan 16, 2014 from FR Additional patient health information: Female , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paracetamol-codeine dosage: 1 Df, Single.

Headache
Adverse event was reported on Jan 13, 2014 by a Female taking Paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 28 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: headache.

Congenital Multiplex Arthrogryposis, Cerebral Palsy, Deafness, Otitis Media
on Jan 15, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 5.84 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: congenital multiplex arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, deafness, otitis media. Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ranitidine
  • Amoxicillin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Sodium Heparin
  • Narcotics
  • Fluconazole
  • Cephalexin
  • Ampicillin


Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents
on Jan 14, 2014 Female from US , 20 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: completed suicide, toxicity to various agents. Paracetamol dosage: N/A.

Pruritus, Erythema, Urticaria, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Paracetamol. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: pruritus, erythema, urticaria, off label use on Jan 14, 2014 from ES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, . Paracetamol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Toxicity To Various Agents
Adverse event was reported on Jan 13, 2014 by a Female taking Paracetamol Sandoz (Dosage: 8 G, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 26 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Intentional Overdose
on Jan 13, 2014 Male from US , 62 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan + Doxylamine. Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: intentional overdose. Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan + Doxylamine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Toxicity To Various Agents
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 57 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan + Doxylamine. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents. Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan + Doxylamine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Toxicity To Various Agents
Patient was taking Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents on Jan 13, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, . Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine dosage: N/A.

Toxicity To Various Agents, Intentional Overdose
Adverse event was reported on Jan 13, 2014 by a Female taking Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 60 years of age, Patient felt the following Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents, intentional overdose.

Toxicity To Various Agents, Intentional Overdose
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 46 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine. After Paracetamol was administered, patient encountered several Paracetamol side effects: toxicity to various agents, intentional overdose. Paracetamol + Diphenhydramine dosage: N/A.

Dyspnoea, Pharyngitis, Urticaria, Off Label Use, Ear Pruritus
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from ES , 17 years of age, was treated with Paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paracetamol side effects: dyspnoea, pharyngitis, urticaria, off label use, ear pruritus. Paracetamol dosage: N/A.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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