Paracetamol

Postgrad Med J. 1980 Jul;56(657):459-73. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.56.657.459.

Abstract

Paracetamol is an analgesic and antipyretic agent which was first marketed for use as a drug in the U.K. in 1956. It has since become popular with the medical profession and the general public as an alternative to aspirin.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acetaminophen / pharmacology*
  • Acetaminophen / poisoning
  • Acetaminophen / therapeutic use
  • Acetylcysteine / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Child
  • Cysteamine / therapeutic use
  • Dextropropoxyphene / poisoning
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Diseases / chemically induced
  • Methionine / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Acetaminophen
  • Cysteamine
  • Methionine
  • Dextropropoxyphene
  • Acetylcysteine