Paracetamol overdose emergency department leaflet


Overview Paracetamol is a common painkiller and is present in many cold and flu preparations and often combined with other painkillers. It can cause harm when taken in amounts above the recommended daily dose. Taking too much paracetamol is known as an overdose and needs medical attention. When too much paracetamol is taken, you can overwhelm your body’s defences against …

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