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paracetamolpar‧a‧ce‧ta‧mol /ˌpærəˈsiːtəmɒl, -ˈset- $ -mɑːl, -mɒːl/ noun (plural paracetamol or paracetamols) [countable, uncountable]  British EnglishMD a common drug used to reduce pain, which does not contain aspirin
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paracetamolEditor, - Gary P Bray makes several suggestions to reduce the number of deaths from paracetamol overdose.Sterling Winthrop. which markets paracetamol under the trade name Panadol, says that an application for a product licence is imminent.Janet, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, had taken an overdose of paracetamol in circumstances which suggested low suicidal intent.A 33 year old man was admitted to another hospital after taking 30 tablets of paracetamol with alcohol some 17 hours previously.During the first four days of interferon therapy indomethacin or paracetamol was given to suppress early side effects.None of the patients interviews said they would have taken paracetamol had they been aware of this danger.Her back was excruciating and she had also taken three paracetamol.This conclusion has been supported by observations in patients poisoned with paracetamol.
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