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Paracetamol dosage and risk factors in elderly inpatients

  • At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
  • 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)
  • Abstract:

    Background

    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.

    Aim

    An audit of inpatients (>65 years) in St.James[simplequote]s hospital, under the MedEl, service examined whether paracetamol..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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