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Acetaminophen Poisoning

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by McCoy K

(Paracetamol Poisoning; Acetaminophen Overdose; Paracetamol Overdose)

 

Symptoms

At first, a person with acetaminophen poisoning may have no symptoms.
When symptoms develop, they can include:
Jaundice Skin from Damaged Liver
Jaundice adult with label
Healthy liver on the left compared to diseased liver on the right that has caused jaundice of the skin.
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RESOURCES

American Association of Poison Control Centers
http://www.aapcc.org

Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Institute for Health Information
http://www.cihi.ca

Children's Safety—Canadian Poison Control Centers
http://www.safekid.org

 

References


Acetaminophen poisoning. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 4, 2014. Accessed August 8, 2014.


The FDA Acetaminophen Advisory Committee Meeting. What is the future of acetaminophen in the United States? The perspective of a committee member. Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia). 2009;47(8):784-789.


Ferner RE, Dear JW, et al. Management of paracetamol poisoning. BMJ. 2011;342:d2218.


Frithsen I, Simpson W. Recognition and management of acute medication poisoning. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Feb 1;81(3):316-323. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p316.html. Accessed August 8, 2014.


Lavonas EJ, Reynolds KM, et al. Therapeutic acetaminophen is not associated with liver injury in children: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2010 ;126(6):e1430-1444.


Vassallo S, Khan AN, et al. Use of the Rumack-Matthew nomogram in cases of extended-release acetaminophen toxicity. Ann Intern Med. 1996;125(11):940.


8/8/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: McNeil Consumer Healthcare announces plans for new dosing instructions for Tylenol products. Johnson & Johnson website. Available at: http://www.jnj.com/connect/news/all/mcneil-consumer-healthcare-announces-plans-for-new-dosing-instructions-for-tylenol-products. Accessed August 8, 2014.

 

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