Hypernatremia secondary to soluble paracetamol use in an elderly man: a case report

@inproceedings{Siau2009HypernatremiaST,
  title={Hypernatremia secondary to soluble paracetamol use in an elderly man: a case report},
  author={Keith Siau and Arun Kumar Khanna},
  booktitle={Cases journal},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Soluble (effervescent) paracetamol is routinely given to elderly patients for convenience. A daily dose of 4 gm in this soluble formulation can contain up to 8.7 gm of sodium chloride, which exceeds the threshold recommended by the World Health Organization. Hypernatremia secondary to soluble paracetamol has rarely been reported. We describe an elderly patient who developed hypernatremia shortly after taking soluble paracetamol. CASE PRESENTATION A confused 89-year-old man with… CONTINUE READING

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