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Paracetamol has been in use as an analgesic for home medication for over 30 years and is accepted as a very effective treatment for the relief of pain and fever in adults and children. The following information on paracetamol is provided by the Paracetamol Information Centre. Paracetamol is also known as acetaminophen.

A variety of technical and other information follows in the sections below, but if more detailed scientific information is needed, particularly for study purposes, please consult: 'Paracetamol (acetaminophen) - A Critical Bibliographic Review; L F Prescott; 1996; Pub. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 1 Gunpowder Square, London, EC4A 3DE, United Kingdom.'

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PIC commentary on the FDA advisory committee working group report (WGR) on the use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) in the USA


Paracetamol in use


Features of paracetamol


Misconceptions about paracetamol safety in young children


Mechanism of action of paracetamol


Who can use paracetamol products?


Paracetamol products in the workplace (UK only)


Use of NSAIDs in pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage


Paracetamol and asthma


Paracetamol and asthma in children NEW


Heavy paracetamol use in late pregnancy and wheezing in children


Facts about paracetamol


Health writers' information on paracetamol


Patients with heart disease must use the right pain reliever


Aspirin therapy for preventing deep vein thrombosis blocked by ibuprofen pain relievers


Information for journalists reporting on paracetamol overdoses or on inquests involving paracetamol


Legislation restricting pack sizes of pain relievers has been successful in reducing overdoses


The origins of myths about paracetamol safety


History of paracetamol


Paracetamol dosage


Paracetamol in overdose


Paracetamol - metabolism, biochemistry of overdose and its treatment


Notes on paracetamol/methionine tablets


Paracetamol in paediatric suspension


Paracetamol manufacture review


The labelling of medicines containing paracetamol


New advances


Paracetamol chemistry


Paracetamol assay


Guidelines for the management of acute paracetamol overdosage


Paracetamol Information Centre


Specialised subjects of interest: useful abstracts

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