Acetaminophen: The 150 mg/kg Myth

@article{Tenenbein2004AcetaminophenT1,
  title={Acetaminophen: The 150 mg/kg Myth},
  author={M. Tenenbein},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={145 - 148}
}
  • M. Tenenbein
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
Acetaminophen is a very common drug overdose inyoung children. For the year 2001, the AmericanAssociation of Poison Control Centers reported over25,000 telephone enquiries regarding children under theage of six who were thought to have ingested anoverdose of this drug (1). Management is based upon thereported dose that has been ingested. Recommendationsfor interventions such as activated charcoal and themeasurement of the serum acetaminophen concentrationare made once a threshold dose has been… Expand

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