Current and future therapeutic trends of Paracetamol practice (Q2, 2019)



Paracetamol is clinically used for Fever, Mild to moderate pain and fever, Muscle aches, Post-operative pain, Body-ache, Swine flu, Relieve pain, Musculoskeletal pain, Migraine, Mumps, Cancer pain, Headache, Pain and fever, Back pain, Musculoskeletal and joint pain, Pain and inflammation, Toothache, Osteoarthritis / degenerative arthritis, Analgesia, Flu, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Chronic low back pain, Acute sore throat, Acute migraine attacks and Low back pain. The trends of using Paracetamol in the medical practice has been changing over the time.It looks like, doctor's preference for using Paracetamol appears to be elevated in the recent clinical practice (Fig 1.3) . In the year 2016, around 53% doctors used to prefer Paracetamol whenever indication for a Non-Opioid Analgesics came-across in clinical management. Presently, approx 60% doctors prefer Paracetamol for clinical indication; is expected to 59% over the forecast period of 2020 - 2022. A simultaneous changes in the preference is expected for other Non-Opioid Analgesics.In addition, an increased incidence of related diseases are presumed to be the key contributing factors providing a fillip this generic vertical. Increased awareness, availability of drugs by the key companies, rising demand for improved healthcare are some of the major factors.Furthermore, the presence of high unmet clinical needs with regard to treatment issue is the factor propelling the expansion of this vertical. This modality of treatment is expected to gain popularity in the coming years as generic provides better medication compliance.

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