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Paracetamol

Synonym(s): Acetaminophen

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Paracetamol.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Uses

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Indications

  • Antipyretic.
  • Controls mild to moderate somatic pain Analgesia: overview.
  • Can be administered to patients with gastric ulceration as it produces few gastrointestinal (GI) side effects.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Metoclopropamide

  • Enhances paracetamol absorption thereby enhancing its effects.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Poletti V & Kolf-Clauw M (1998 )Poisoning of dogs and cats with common drugs. 3. Paracetamol poisoning. Point Vet 29(195), 1139-1143.
  • Kolf-Clauw M & Keck G (1994) Paracetamol poisoning in dogs and cats. Europ J Compar Anim Pract 4(2), 85-92.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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