Paracetamol is one of the medicines best known and sold in Spain . It is a medication that has been approved by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), so its consumption is safe in the vast majority of cases.

Specifically, Paracetamol is part of the group of drugs known as analgesics and antipyretics, which fulfill certain functions in the body.

Thus, Paracetamol positively affects the body as a general rule, since it is a drug indicated as a treatment for various health conditions, such as feverish states and the symptoms that accompany the common cold and flu.

Although, this medicine is indicated mainly to treat pain of any cause of moderate intensity. Thus, it is recommended in case of rheumatic pain, postpartum pain, postoperative pain, stiff neck, lumbago, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, muscle pain, headache and dental pain.

Side effects of Paracetamol

However, despite being a safe drug in the vast majority of cases, Paracetamol can also negatively affect the body. For this reason, from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), they recommend not taking this medication in case of having liver or kidney disease.


Similarly, people allergic to Paracetamol or any component that is part of this drug should not use this type of medication.

In addition, from the AEMPS they recommend consulting a medical specialist before taking this drug in case of heart, kidney, liver or lung disease.

In this context, it is also necessary to clarify that Paracetamol can generate different side effects after its consumption. This is something that occurs with all the medications that exist and that do not have to affect all people equally.

Therefore, the AEMPS classifies as 'rare' side effects those that occur in 1 out of 1. patients who consume Paracetamol as a medicine. These adverse effects can be discomfort, a drop in blood pressure or an increase in liver enzyme levels.

Likewise, this body considers as 'very rare' the side effects that 1 of each develops 10 . 000 patients taking Paracetamol . This group includes allergic reactions, blood disorders, low glucose levels, and liver or kidney disorders.

“If you consider that any of the adverse effects you suffer is serious or if you notice any adverse effect not mentioned in this leaflet, inform your doctor or pharmacist,” they explain from the AEMPS.

A safe medicine

As with all medications , Paracetamol can also generate a series of side effects after consumption. However, it is a generally safe drug that provides beneficial effects to the body, since its function is to reduce pain or eliminate a specific health condition.

In any case, to take Paracetamol safely, it is advisable to follow the administration instructions of your medical specialist. In this way we will minimize the possible adverse effects that the drug may cause.

Finally, from the AEMPS they point out that people with chronic alcoholism should not consume more than 2 grams a day of Paracetamol.