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Paracetamol: how safe is it?

Ismawi, Hidayatul Radziah (2015) Paracetamol: how safe is it? The Malaysian Medical Gazette. p. 1.

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Paracetamol (or more fondly known as Panadol in Malaysia) was discovered accidentally in the 1880s. It was first marketed in 1955 as an anti-pyretic (for relief of fever) and analgesic (for relief of pain). Paracetamol is recommended for use, either alone or in combination with stronger painkillers to treat mild, moderate and severe pain (WHO analgesic ladder). It is also often used to treat long term painful conditions such as joint pain, muscle pain or tendon pain. It is chosen for use in patients where other painkillers such as NSAIDs are contraindicated such as in pregnant women, children, people with gastric ulcers and blood disorders.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 5472/84753
Uncontrolled Keywords: paracetamol, drug safety
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Depositing User: Dr Hidayatul Radziah Ismawi
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 09:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84753

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