PANADOL Induces Risky Behaviour, Says Study

Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol and sold widely under the brand name Panadol, can impair one’s ability to perceive and evaluate risks, says a 2020 study that measured changes in people’s behaviour when under the influence of the medication.

The findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that this common over-the-counter medication’s effects on pain reduction also extend to various psychological processes, lowering people’s receptivity to hurt feelings, experiencing reduced empathy, and even blunting cognitive functions.

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