Tag: "paracetamol" at medical news
Did pack-size laws reduce paracetamol suicides or was fall just a coincidence?
Fatal poisonings involving paracetamol
(acetaminophen) fell after a law introduced in the...erate) can be fatal. Many suicide attempts involve paracetamol
and it is the commonest cause of acute liver failure in many countries. In the UK, since 1998, pharm...
UK recommendations on the availability of common painkillers are being contravened
...n a bid to curb the 200 odd deaths attributable to paracetamol
poisoning every year in England and Wales. The dru... amounts. The legislation restricted the size of paracetamol
packs available to a maximum of 32 tablets of 500 mg each in pharmacies and to a maximum of 16 table...
Research adds weight to growing pains in children
... include rubbing their child's legs, administering paracetamol
andapplying hot water bottles, all of which lesson pain in the short term but do not address the underlying cause of growing pains. Unfortunately, the one intervention, which has been shown to be scientifically supported(muscle stretching), is not ge...
Parents need better education to reduce drug overdoses in feverish children
...parents who give their children alternate doses of paracetamol
and ibuprofen without leaving sufficient gaps betw...al temperatures, with fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol
and ibuprofen. "Overdoses have sharply increased over the last 20 years and recent studies have sug...