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TITLE:

ANALYSIS OF PARACETAMOL OVERDOSE SAMPLES IN SAUDI ARABIA

AUTHORS:

Hassan Ramzi Al Suliman, Saad Mohammad Al-Mowallad , Nehal Saad Jadou , Abdulrahman Saeed Al Somali , Salman Abdullah Almokhlef , Wesam Abdullah Alghamdi3 , Norah Abdulrahman Bin Magbel , Munirah Mohammed Alabdulwahab

ABSTRACT:

Background: Paracetamol overdose is common and has such serious consequences as hepatic toxicity. The aim of this study was to characterize patients in a sample from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with paracetamol overdose. Materials and Methods: Retrospective chart review (January 2015 to December 2018) for all patients above the age of 18 years with the diagnosis of paracetamol overdose in Saudi Arabia hospitals. Results: A total of 86 patients with paracetamol overdose were analyzed, about 70% of these patients were young females. 80% were attempts at suicide. 56% of the patients received N-acetylcysteine. Two patients developed hepatic toxicity. There were no mortalities and the average hospital stay was 4.8 ± 4.9 days. Conclusion: Paracetamol overdose is frequently seen in young females attempting suicide. In KSA, it tends to have a low rate of hepatic toxicity. Keywords: Overdose, paracetamol, toxicity

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