Cases of kidney and liver infections are increasingly becoming a worrisome trend.

Lifestyle has always been blamed for health issues around these internal organs and again the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is expressing concern.

They are warning against indiscriminate or misuse of Paracetamol, emphasising that such practice damages the liver and kidney.

The chairman of the PSN's Abuja chapter, Jelili Kilani, said this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday.

He explained that Paracetamol, an analgesic, should not be taken for granted.

Kilani defined drug misuse as the use of medication for purposes for which it was not intended or using a drug in excessive quantities.

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He further described drug abuse as an ill-wind and its effect might not manifest immediately but later in life.

The chairman, however, decried the usual practice of taking about three or more tablets of Paracetamol at once to fast track healing processes.

“By engaging in such practice, you are damaging your internal organs like the liver and kidney, which if care is not taken, such damages cannot be remedied.’’

Kilani, therefore, urged the general public to desist from misuse of Paracetamol in order to avert inflicting injury to their system.

“Misuse of drug is when somebody is tired and decides to take three or more tablets of Paracetamol simply because he wanted a quicker or higher effect.

“As good as Paracetamol is, if not properly taken, it damages the liver and kidney; the only drug that is harmless to the body is water.

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“I advise the public to desist from self-medication.

“If anyone is experiencing feverish condition or body pains after taking Paracetamol once and the symptoms persist, they should consult medical doctors rather than taking the drug continuously,” he said.

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