Latest Paracetamol toxicity Stories
In the UK paracetamol toxicity is the most common cause of ALF and has a high mortality rate.
The number of deaths and liver transplants due to paracetamol overdoses has significantly reduced thanks to UK legislation to make pack sizes smaller.
Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded. It is the most common single agent responsible for a life-threatening event, longer-term illness or death.
University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive.
Repeatedly taking slightly too much paracetamol over time can cause a dangerous overdose that is difficult to spot, but puts the person at danger of dying.
NYU School of Medicine researchers have discovered that dendritic cells in the liver have a protective role against the toxicity of acetaminophen, the widely used over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer for adults and children.
Many of the prescriptions issued by GPs for paracetamol either give less than recommended doses to older children or exceed recommended doses in young children.
Research at the University of Liverpool could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of liver damage.
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