Paracetamol overdose

You are about to take a well-earned break when a call comes in to attend a 19 year old female who is having difficulty breathing. It is the ‘colds season’ and the patient seems to be in midst of a heavy one, but as you look around at the assortment of medication in the patient’s home you realise that the cold might not be the problem at all………..

Paracetamol overdose is potentially very dangerous, this issue discusses how an overdose can occur and the pharmacology of paracetamol in the body. It also highlights risk factors for hepatic toxicity and signs and symptoms at different stages of overdose. This will enable a faster and more accurate assessment of the problem where outcomes are time-critical.

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