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Should methionine be added to every paracetamol tablet?

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Abstract


  • Paracetamol is commonly used for self poisoning, and the costs of treating the resulting liver failure in the

    few who develop it are high. The morbidity could be avoided by adding methionine to paracetamol

    tablets, but this would mean that the millions of people who take paracetamol responsibly would have to

    take methionine unnecessarily. Alison Jones and colleagues and Edward Krenzelok debate the issue.

UOW Authors


  •   Jones, Alison
  •   Hayes, P C. (external author)
  •   Proudfoot, A T. (external author)
  •   Vale, J A. (external author)
  •   Prescott, L F. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • JONES, A. LINDA., Hayes, P. C., Proudfoot, A. T., Vale, J. A. & Prescott, L. F. (1997). Should methionine be added to every paracetamol tablet?. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 315 (7103), 301-303.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030787838

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1175&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/171

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 303

Volume


  • 315

Issue


  • 7103

Abstract


  • Paracetamol is commonly used for self poisoning, and the costs of treating the resulting liver failure in the

    few who develop it are high. The morbidity could be avoided by adding methionine to paracetamol

    tablets, but this would mean that the millions of people who take paracetamol responsibly would have to

    take methionine unnecessarily. Alison Jones and colleagues and Edward Krenzelok debate the issue.

UOW Authors


  •   Jones, Alison
  •   Hayes, P C. (external author)
  •   Proudfoot, A T. (external author)
  •   Vale, J A. (external author)
  •   Prescott, L F. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • JONES, A. LINDA., Hayes, P. C., Proudfoot, A. T., Vale, J. A. & Prescott, L. F. (1997). Should methionine be added to every paracetamol tablet?. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 315 (7103), 301-303.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0030787838

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1175&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/171

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 303

Volume


  • 315

Issue


  • 7103