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Suggest treatment for pain due ti broken ribs

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Dr. Girija Kumari

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Pain Management
Question: I have broken ribs and paracetamol is helping me with the pain for the past 2 weeks . I am still in pain can i continue to use paracetamol for how long without being too risky?
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Answered by Dr. Girija Kumari 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you can continue the drug

Detailed Answer:
paracetomol is the safe drug when used in adequate dose. Donot exceed 15mg/kg of paracetomol DAILY.
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Follow up: Dr. Girija Kumari 46 minutes later
I am 97 kg so i can only take 3 tablets of panadol daily only ? (1500 mg paracetamol)??
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Answered by Dr. Girija Kumari 20 hours later
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do not exceed 4gms/day of paracetomol...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Paracetomol dose is 10 - 15mg/kg/dose. Maximum entire dose per day should not exceed 4gms beyond which toxicity occurs. It is one of the simple and safe analgesic.

Broken ribs heals by itself over time.

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