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Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)

Covid-19: As winter chill hints at a second wave, here’s why young people are at more risk, how paracetamol helps and other precautions

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Since the vaccine for Covid-19 is likely to become widely available only by mid-2021, you should be educated about the correct dosage of medicines like paracetamol for self-medication as the onset of winter in India might take the coronavirus tally higher, especially among young people. Here are some precautions for the asymptomatic and those already cured of the disease
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From present policy of restricted use it has been moved to free category under the revised policy.(Reuters file photo)
From present policy of restricted use it has been moved to free category under the revised policy.(Reuters file photo)

Govt lifts curbs on the export of paracetamol

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:16 AM IST
The directorate general of foreign trade reviewed its March 3 order that restricted the export of the drug and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in the wake of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country.
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The European Union delegation in India did not immediately reply to an email from Reuters requesting comment on the planned shipment.(Bloomberg)
The European Union delegation in India did not immediately reply to an email from Reuters requesting comment on the planned shipment.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19 update: India to send nearly 1,000 tonnes of paracetamol raw material to Europe

By Reuters | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The Indian government in March put a hold on exports of several drugs including paracetamol to secure supplies for its people after the coronavirus outbreak disrupted the industry’s supply chain globally.
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PM Narendra Modi has cleared consignments of HCQ and other drugs for nearly 108 countries.
PM Narendra Modi has cleared consignments of HCQ and other drugs for nearly 108 countries.

India dials up medical diplomacy, sends 85 mn HCQ tablets, paracetemol to 108 countries

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 09:51 PM IST
The exercise to deliver the HCQ and paracetamol tablets has been a complicated exercise since most countries, including India, do not permit flight operations.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in France in August, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in France in August, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19 update: UK thanks India for supply of 3 million packets of paracetamol

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Officials said the drug’s supply from India will now be distributed to leading supermarkets and retailers in the UK, which is one of the worst affected countries in the pandemic.
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India had restricted the exports of pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines on March 3.(AP photo)
India had restricted the exports of pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines on March 3.(AP photo)

Will supply paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine to countries badly affected by Covid-19: MEA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Orders from other countries for hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol will be cleared only after meeting all domestic requirements, people familiar with the development said.
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Ovaries exposed to paracetamol for one week had more than 40% fewer egg-producing cells.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Ovaries exposed to paracetamol for one week had more than 40% fewer egg-producing cells.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Painkillers during pregnancy can hurt even your grand children. Here’s how

By HT Correspondent | ANI
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Taking painkillers during pregnancy should be strictly avoided, say experts. Now, a new study suggests that taking drugs such as paracetamol could affect the fertility of your future generations, by leaving a mark on the DNA.
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