Paracetamol prescribing--an epidemic?

@article{Dawson1996ParacetamolPE,
  title={Paracetamol prescribing--an epidemic?},
  author={Kenneth P. Dawson and Shirley Mcilvenny and S Quinn and Dean W. G. Harron},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          179-81
        }
}
  • Kenneth P. Dawson, Shirley Mcilvenny, +1 author Dean W. G. Harron
  • Published in Family practice 1996
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Although we are uncertain of its therapeutic mechanism, paracetamol is seen as a safe drug, especially for children. However, adult fatalities from overdose and its association with hepatotoxicity have cast doubt on its safety. OBJECTIVE We aimed to establish the prescribing patterns of paracetamol in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHOD The prescribing patterns in the UAE for paracetamol were studied by obtaining information on national utilization and recording in detail the… CONTINUE READING

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