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Paracetamol Toxicity

March 21, 2010

Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is an over the counter pain reliever.  It is a primary ingredient in cold and flu remedies like Anacin-3, DayQuil, Liquiprin, Ny-Quil, Tylenol, and Xcel.  It is used to relieve minor aches and pains, as well as treat fevers and headaches. It is also used as a short term osteoarthritis treatment for knee pain.

However the pain relief comes with risks.  When used correctly side effects are rare.  Although the risk of liver damage increases with large doses, chronic use, and use with alcohol.  In fact Paracetamol Toxicity is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

Other side effects include allergic reactions, irregular heartbeat, stomach pain, fatigue and kidney failure.


 



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