Recent developments in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning.

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Paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning accounts for almost a third of admissions to our district poisons unit, and is the commonest cause of death in such patients. Antidotal treatment may be effective up to 10h after overdose with oral methionine or up to 24h with acetylcysteine (not 15h as previously suggested for the latter). Patients taking paracetamol… (More)

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