Paracetamol – Rumour’s about paracetamol has been spreading from last 10 years. Social media is filled up with viral news related to this topic.

The viral message says that –

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Parsees (A sect in India) used to take their Dead & lay them to rest @ huge ‘Wind Towers’ (round structures that Look like Giant Water reservoirs, but open to the air)…The Parsees never buried their dead, nor burned them. They leave them to the Birds of Prey (Vultures) to be eaten thus completing the Life Cycle..

Around 10 years ago, it was noticed that the Birds are dying off. Not many of them were left to consume the dead bodies (which started rotting away)…So, the Parsees had to change this mode of dealing with their dead.. BUT, they wanted to know why a Custom that survived for hundreds of years, had to be suspended?!!

They did Autopsies on Dead Birds (they were dying in huge numbers)..What was the Culprit??? PARACETAMOL (PANADOL)…!! People started consuming pain-killers a decade ago, Panadol STAYS in the Liver for a Long Time…It ultimately accumulated in the Birds’ systems & they could not cope with it!

Interesting to know…


My husband was working in a hospital as an IT engineer, as the hospital is planning to set up a database of its patients and he knows some of the doctors quite well. The doctors used to tell him that whenever they have a headache, they are not willing to take PANADOL / PARACETAMOL.

In fact, they will turn Herbal Medicine or find other alternatives. This is because Panadol is toxic to the body, and it harms the liver. According to the doctor: Panadol will remain in the body for at least 5 years…..!!

And according to the doctor, there was an air-hostess who consumed lots of Panadol as she needed to stand all the time and work under lots of pressure. She’s now in her early 30’s, and she is undergoing kidney cleaning (DIALYSIS) every month.

Whenever we have a headache, that’s because it is due to the electron / Ion imbalance in the brain. Some alternative solution to cope with headache is to Drink lots of water.

Another method will be to submerge your feet in a basin of warm water so that it brings the blood pressure down from your throbbing head.

As Panadol is a pain killer, the more Panadol you take, the lesser would be your threshold for pain (your endurance level for pain). We all will fall ill as we age.

Imagine that we had spent our entire life popping quite a substantial amount of Panadol (Pain Killer), when you need to have a surgery or operation, you will need a much more amount of general anaesthesia.

The thought is scary enough to turn me to Herbal Medicine or other healthier alternative. Value your health, value your life, THINK TWICE before you easily pop that familiar pill into your mouth again.

Please don’t take PANADOL always and try to send this e-mail to people you care.

In India it is sold as CROCIN or METACIN.
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Almost 10 years ago, in yahoo answers someone replied as –

Paracetamol has a half-life of 1-4 hours, which means that after this time the concentration of paracetamol in your body will generally be half of what it was at the beginning. So, for example, after a period of 4 half-lives (between 4-16 hours), the concentration will be 1/16th that what it was at the beginning.


So the above news is just viral and has no medial evidence to prove that Paracetamol has led to deaths of Vultures.

Now the questions remains the same… How are Vultures dying after eating human corpse?

Answer – In year 2006, In Jorbeer, a place near Bikaner, Rajasthan, many vultures were dying. This had alarmed the central government of India and they came to know that it was diclofenac which is causing all the pain. They had banned Diclofenac for veterinary use at that time.

Again, in July 2014, a black eyed kite and a Steppe Eagle was also found dead in Jorbeer near the carcass site. The total count of birds who died was 30 and after analysis of their dead body, it was conclude that drugs (diclofenac) is the main culprit.

Conclusion – Paracetamol is not good for health if consumed on a daily basis. It also dissolves in our body and has no chain associated with the deaths of vultures.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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