Tag: "paracetamol" at medical news
Paracetamol restrictions reduce overdose severity
Severity of overdose after restriction of paracetamol
availability: retrospective study Limiting the number of paracetamol
tablets in a single packet has reduced the amount taken in single overdoses, but not the level of se...
Action needed to tackle fake drugs trade
...drops and meningococcal vaccine made of tap water; paracetamol
syrup made of industrial solvent; and contraceptive pills made of wheat flour. Some counterfeit drugs even contain actively harmful ingredients, not just bogus placebos. Death and illness arising from this murderous trade are considerable, especially...
Over-diagnosis of liver failure after paracetamol poisoning?
... mistakingly diagnose liver failure after moderate paracetamol
poisoning by relying solely on the measurement of ...diagnostic marker. The use of acetylcysteine after paracetamol
poisoning is of known therapeutic benefit; acetylcysteine is an anticoagulant (ie. It increases bloo...
Taking painkillers during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage
...sociated with an increased risk of miscarriage but paracetamol
was not, regardless of timing and duration of use....predisposes an embryo to miscarriage. In contrast, paracetamol
acts only in the central nervous system, which may explain why it has no effect on risk of miscarria...
Selling smaller packs of painkillers slashes suicide risk
and other painkillers in smaller pack sizes has sl...shed rates of suicide and damage to the liver from paracetamol
poisoning, concludes a study on bmj.com this week. Suicides from overdoses of paracetamol
Magnetic bracelets reduce the pain of osteoarthritis
...so compares well with that of painkillers, such as paracetamol
and anti-inflammatory drugs, and larger investigations should now test the safety of magnets relative to the well-known risks of these drugs, they add. Further work is also needed to replicate these findings and determine whether the effect extends ...