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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 Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org

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

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

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

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

 

References


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Acetaminophen poisoning. DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated August 3, 2012. Accessed November 7, 2012.


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.


Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Textbook of Internal Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2008


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.


Marx J, et al. Rosen's Emergency Medicine. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc; 2009.


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 https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us: 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, 2011.

 

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