Over-the-counter Analgesics: A Toxicologic Perspective

@article{Jones2002OverthecounterAA,
  title={Over-the-counter Analgesics: A Toxicologic Perspective},
  author={Alison Linda Jones},
  journal={American Journal of Therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={245-257}
}
  • A. Jones
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Therapeutics
The decision to use any analgesic is a balance of benefit and risk. In the case of analgesics, it is important to balance the therapeutic benefit against both the risk in therapeutic use and the risk (and ease of treatment) in overdose. Paracetamol in therapeutic dose carries little risk of adverse events. Less than 0.1% of the estimated 30 million paracetamol users in the United Kingdom attend hospital with a paracetamol overdose each year, and approximately 200 people die, most of whom… 

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