Paracetamol dosage and risk factors in elderly inpatients
- In: Posters
- At: Dublin (Ireland) (2013)
- Type: Poster
- By: HENMAN, Martin (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
- Co-author(s): McMahon, N. (St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)
Wilson, A. (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Treacy, V. (St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)
Paracetamol is often prescribed with a maximum dose of 4g in 24 hours. Recent evidence suggests that >3g should not be prescribed if certain clinical risk factors or enzyme-inducing drugs are present.
An audit of inpatients (>65 years) in St.James[simplequote]s hospital, under the MedEl, service examined whether paracetamol.. The access to the whole abstract and if available the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.