Paracetamol and Aspirin areboth analgesics painkillers with similar efficacy, however becauseof its anti-inflammatory properties, aspirin can be more effective when dealingwith inflammation. Paracetamol can be given to children in limited doses,whereas Aspirin is not recommended for children and adolescents because thisdrug has a risk of Reye’s syndrome. Both medicine can be use daily for many purposes as theyare not on prescription. Paracetamol works by being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Once absorbed, it blocks the body’s production of prostaglandins, a lipid compound in the body that causesinflammation and fever. This drug is thought to reduce the intensity of painsignals to the brain. Prostaglandins, increase pain and body temperature andthey are found throughout the body, but Paracetamol mostly works on those inthe brain. The World Health Organization consider paracetamol to be anessential medicine in a basic health system.
Furthermore, the side effect ofthis drug is very rare but still it can include: flushing, low blood pressure and a fast heartbeat, blood disorders, liver andkidney damage. If someone have one of these side effect, they should talk totheir Pharmacist or Doctor. Pregnant women can take Paracetamol because it issafe drug compare to Aspirin. There is not clear evidence that Paracetamol hasany harmful effects on unborn baby whereas Aspirin does. The world healthorganisation(NHS) encourage women to take Paracetamol During pregnancy as itsafe then other painkiller.
Women who were taking Paracetamol daily had a45% lower death rate from ovarian cancer compare to women who were not takingit. Paracetamol is very effective painkiller as it can be also uses for ovariancancer. Aspirin also gets absorbed into the bloodstream. Once in thebloodstream, Aspirin inhibits chemicals, such as cyclo-oxygenase, which causethe production of prostaglandins.
Aspirin, which is an NSAID which isnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is mostly absorbed in the smallintestine and processed in the liver, stomach, and other organs. Aspirin is used to treat pain, andreduce fever or inflammation. Furthermore, it more useable compare to otherpainkiller because it can prevent heart attack and possible cancer.
Aspirin cancause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. Older people have ahigher risk of stomach bleeding, so they need to be careful while taking thismedicine. Those women who are pregnant need to tell their doctor before usingAspirin. This is because Aspirin can cause harm to unborn baby or may face theproblem with delivery.