New protocol for treating paracetamol overdose
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New protocol for treating paracetamol overdose

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

The Scottish and Newcastle Acetylcysteine Protocol reduces risk of anaphylactoid reactions and drug errors

Paracetamol is a non-opioid analgesic and antipyretic agent. For adults, the maximum dose is 4g a day, split into 1g every four to six hours, unless they weigh under 50kg where the maximum dose will be either 2g for those weighing under 40kg, and 3g for those weighing 41-49kg. For children, the dose will depend on their age and weight.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 6, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/en.31.6.10.s4

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