Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2012 | Month : August | Volume : 6 | Issue : 6 | Page : 1101 - 1104

Managment of Paracetamol Poisoning: The Old and the New 1101-1104

Natasha Jayaprakash Nambiar

Dr. Natasha Jayaprakash Nambiar Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology Father Muller Medical College Mangalore-575002, India. Phone: 8095952367 E-mail:

Paracetamol is involved in a large proportion of accidental exposures and deliberate self-poisoning cases, although subsequent hepatic failure and death are the uncommon outcomes. The optimal management of most of the patients with a paracetamol overdose still remains unclear. The following article attempts to compile a management advice with the current clinical toxicology practice, revised guidelines and recent advances