Toxicology of Paracetamol Poisoning

  Paracetamol or acetaminophen is commonly used over the counter painkiller (NSAID/analgesic and antipyretic). The drug has certain minor pharmacological differences with regards to its mechanism. Unfortunately, probably due to its easy availability they are a common choice to commit suicide. The manufacturer recommended safe dose of 4g divided over a 24 hour period. The…

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Aluminium Phosphide poisoning

In my previous article, I explained about organophosphate poisoning. I also wrote that in my experience the most common cases on poisonings I have seen in clinical practice are that of organophosphates, however, this is restricted majorly to south India. In north India, the most common form of poisoning is that of Aluminium Phosphide. Aluminium…

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Organganophospate Poisoning

Organophosphates are a class of poisonous synthetic compounds originally made for chemical warfare from organic compounds. These were used in chemical warfare, now a days these compounds these are commonly used as pesticides. They work by inhibiting an important enzyme in the body, acetylcholinesterase. Due to their household use their toxicity may often be underestimated,…

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