Paracetamol poisoning: rationale use of n-acetylcysteine

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WEGE, Aleta (Pharmacy Services, Department of Health, Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Co-author(s): Aleta Wege: Pharmacy Services, Department of Health: Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    Marina Coetzee: School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa; Renier Coetzee, School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Paracetamol poisoning occur following a single acute ingestion or through repeated ingestion of subtherapeutic amounts. The management of paracetamol poisoning includes the administration of N-acetylcysteine. Hypersensitivity, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis are serious reactions to N-acetylcysteine.

    Purpose

    The primary objective was to..

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