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Acetaminophen, paracetamol

A D B Vliegenthart, R A Kimmitt, J H Seymour, N Z Homer, J I Clarke, M Eddleston, A Gray, D M Wood, P I Dargan, J G Cooper, D J Antoine, D J Webb, S C Lewis, D N Bateman, J W Dear
: Acetaminophen (paracetamol-APAP) is the commonest cause of drug-induced liver injury in the Western world. Reactive metabolite production by cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP-metabolites) causes hepatotoxicity. We explored the toxicokinetics of human circulating APAP metabolites following overdose. Plasma from patients treated with acetylcysteine (NAC) for a single APAP overdose was analysed from discovery (N=116) and validation (N=150) patient cohorts. In the discovery cohort, patients who developed acute liver injury (ALI) had higher CYP-metabolites than those without ALI...
October 22, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Claudia L Bianchi, Benedetta Sacchi, Carlo Pirola, Francesco Demartin, Giuseppina Cerrato, Sara Morandi, Valentino Capucci
Micro-sized TiO2 catalyst was employed to degrade pharmaceutical compounds, i.e. aspirin and paracetamol, two of the most widely used drugs, purchasable without prescription. Their active agents, acetylsalicylic acid and acetaminophen, are characterized by different substituent groups, linked to the aromatic ring, which affect both the photodegradation and mineralization processes. The experimental conditions highlight the relationship between the nature of the pristine molecules, their degradation mechanisms, their mutual interference and the water's role...
October 21, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Yin J Wong
Data sourcesThe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on the Cochrane Library.Study selectionAll Cochrane reviews of RCTs between 1999 to 2015, conducted in adults examining the adverse events associated with single dose oral analgesics used for acute post-operative pain were considered.Data extraction and synthesisStudies were searched, reviewed and assessed independently by two reviewers and standard data items extracted. Methodological quality was assessed using criteria adapted from AMSTAR (Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews)...
September 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
Josef Donnerer, Ingrid Liebmann
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC, mustard oil, 50-200 µmol/l), depending on specific dosages, inhibited the cholinergic twitch response in the longitudinal muscle-myenteric plexus (LMMP) strip of the guinea-pig ileum. AITC also induced short-lasting contractile responses, and decreases of the basal tone of the LMMP strip at low concentrations and increases at high concentrations. Hexamethonium, a blocker of nicotinic ganglionic transmission, was able to prevent the AITC-evoked inhibitory effect, an effect that was also observed with the opioid antagonist naloxone...
October 19, 2016: Pharmacology
Arne Ohlsson, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: Newborn infants have the ability to experience pain. Hospitalised infants are exposed to numerous painful procedures. Healthy newborns are exposed to pain if the birth process consists of assisted vaginal birth by vacuum extraction or by forceps and during blood sampling for newborn screening tests. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of paracetamol for the prevention or treatment of procedural/postoperative pain or pain associated with clinical conditions in neonates...
October 7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Mohammad Reza Khajavi, Seyed Mehdi Sabouri, Reza Shariat Moharari, Pejman Pourfakhr, Atabak Najafi, Farhad Etezadi, Farsad Imani
BACKGROUND: Opioids are generally the preferred analgesic agents during the early postoperative period. OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed to assess and compare the multimodal analgesic effects of ketamine and tramadol in combination with intravenous acetaminophen after renal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial was conducted on 80 consecutive patients undergoing various types of kidney surgeries in Sina hospital in Tehran in 2014 - 2016...
July 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
Bo Yang, Xiangyu Gao, Yi Ren, Yun Wang, Qinglin Zhang
The aim of the present study was to analyze the changes of plasma and urinary prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels in preterm infants with symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA) treated with oral ibuprofen and acetaminophen. A total of 87 preterm infants with sPDA admitted to the Neonatal Ward of the Affiliated Xuzhou Hospital of Medical College of Southeast University from October, 2012 to June, 2015 were selected and randomly divided into the ibuprofen group (n=43, 10 mg/kg ibuprofen administered orally as initial dose, followed by 5 mg/kg during the first 24 and 48 h later) and acetaminophen group (n=44, 15 mg/kg acetaminophen administered orally once every 6 h for three days)...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hongtao Lu, Zhiliang Zhu, Hua Zhang, Jianyao Zhu, Yanling Qiu, Linyan Zhu, Stephan Küppers
Acetaminophen can increase the risk of arsenic-mediated hepatic oxidative damage; therefore, the decontamination of water polluted with coexisting acetaminophen and arsenic gives rise to new challenges for the purification of drinking water. In this work, a three-metal layered double hydroxide, namely, Cu-Zn-Fe-LDH, was synthesized and applied as a heterogeneous Fenton-like oxidation catalyst and adsorbent to simultaneously remove acetaminophen (Paracetamol, PR) and arsenic. The results showed that the degradation of acetaminophen was accelerated with decreasing pH or increasing H2O2 concentrations...
September 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Tamara Lourido-Cebreiro, F J Salgado, L Valdes, F J Gonzalez-Barcala
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationship between paracetamol and asthma. DATA SOURCES: An English literature search using electronic search engines (PubMed and EMBASE) was conducted. STUDY SELECTIONS: Articles published in peer-review journals, from 1990 to December 2015 were included. In order to perform the search for the most suitable and representative articles, key words were selected ("asthma", "paracetamol" and "acetaminophen"). The evidence level was rated according to the criteria of the Oxford Centre For Evidence-Based Medicine...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Saravanan Shanmugam, Parimelazhagan Thangaraj, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Rahul Chandran, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Narendra Narain, Mairim Russo Serafini, Lucindo José Quintans Júnior
Passiflora subpeltata has many beneficial effects in the treatment of various diseases including inflammation, pain and fever. This study was aimed to analyze the phytochemical compounds present in acetone extract of P. subpeltata leaves and to evaluate their performance against paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity activity. HPLC-DAD method was used to identify and quantify the phytochemical compounds. Hepatoprotective activity of acetone extract in the treatment of rat liver functions was monitored by the measurement of blood parameters and serum biochemical parameters such as SGOT, SGPT, ALP and in vivo antioxidant parameters viz...
August 24, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Evie Stergiakouli, Anita Thapar, George Davey Smith
Importance: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is used by a large proportion of pregnant women. Research suggests that acetaminophen use in pregnancy is associated with abnormal fetal neurodevelopment. However, it is possible that this association might be confounded by unmeasured behavioral factors linked to acetaminophen use. Objective: To examine associations between offspring behavioral problems and (1) maternal prenatal acetaminophen use, (2) maternal postnatal acetaminophen use, and (3) partner's acetaminophen use...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Mohammed Maniruzzaman, Matthew Lam, Carlos Molina, Ali Nokhodchi
This study elucidates the physical properties of sono-crystallised micro/nano-sized acetaminophen/paracetamol (PMOL) and monitors its possible transformation from polymorphic form I (monoclinic) to form II (orthorhombic). Hydrophilic Plasdone® S630 copovidone (S630), N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate copolymer, and methacrylate-based cationic copolymer, Eudragit® EPO (EPO), were used as polymeric carriers to prepare drug/polymer binary mixtures. Commercially available PMOL was crystallised under ultra sound sonication to produce micro/nano-sized (0...
August 10, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
Zeyan Liew, Beate Ritz, Jasveer Virk, Onyebuchi A Arah, Jørn Olsen
BACKGROUND: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is the most commonly used pain and fever medication during pregnancy, and recently has been linked to hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children. We examine whether prenatal use of acetaminophen affects children's intelligence quotient (IQ). METHODS: We studied 1,491 mothers and children enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC; 1996-2002). Acetaminophen use in pregnancy was prospectively recorded in three telephone interviews...
November 2016: Epidemiology
Dorota Wrześniok, Martyna Oprzondek, Anna Hechmann, Artur Beberok, Michał Otreba, Ewa Buszman
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is commonly used as a drug of choice for treatment of pain and fever. Unlike non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) it does not cause gastrointestinal damage or untoward cardiorenal effects, however cutaneous adverse effects have been reported. It is known that paracetamol binds to melanin biopolymers, but the relation between the affinity of this drug to melanin and its toxicity is not documented. The aim of this work was to examine the impact of paracetamol on melanogenesis in cultured human normal epidermal melanocytes (HEMn-DP)...
May 2016: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
Melissa M Smarr, Katherine L Grantz, Rajeshwari Sundaram, José M Maisog, Masato Honda, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Germaine M Buck Louis
STUDY QUESTION: Is preconception urinary paracetamol (acetaminophen) associated with time-to-pregnancy (TTP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Higher urinary paracetamol concentrations among male partners were associated with a longer TTP. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Paracetamol is a commonly used analgesic among women and men of all ages. As metabolites of select chemicals used in the manufacturing of polyurethane foam, dyes and various industrial products, as well as a common medicinal product, paracetamol and its primary metabolite p-aminophenol, are ubiquitous in the environment...
September 2016: Human Reproduction
Maciej Krasnodębski, Michał Grąt, Wacław Hołówko, Łukasz Masior, Karolina M Wronka, Karolina Grąt, Jan Stypułkowski, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
INTRODUCTION: Amanita phalloides and paracetamol intoxications are responsible for the majority of acute liver failures. AIM: To assess survival outcomes and to analyse risk factors affecting survival in the studied group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of 1369 liver transplantations performed in the Department of General, Transplant, and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw before December 2013, 20 (1.46%) patients with Amanita phalloides (n = 13, 0...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Guy Stephens, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Tension-type headache (TTH) affects about 1 person in 5 worldwide. It is divided into infrequent episodic TTH (fewer than one headache per month), frequent episodic TTH (two to 14 headaches per month), and chronic TTH (15 headache days a month or more). Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is one of a number of analgesics suggested for acute treatment of headaches in frequent episodic TTH. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of paracetamol for the acute treatment of frequent episodic TTH in adults...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jana C Mossanen, Oliver Krenkel, Can Ergen, Olivier Govaere, Anke Liepelt, Tobias Puengel, Felix Heymann, Sandra Kalthoff, Eric Lefebvre, Dirk Eulberg, Tom Luedde, Gernot Marx, Christian P Strassburg, Tania Roskams, Christian Trautwein, Frank Tacke
: Acetaminophen (APAP, paracetamol) poisoning is a leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in humans and induces hepatocyte necrosis, followed by activation of the innate immune system, further aggravating liver injury. The role of infiltrating monocytes during the early phase of ALF is still ambiguous. Upon experimental APAP overdose in mice, monocyte-derived macrophages (MoMFs) massively accumulated in injured liver within 12-24 hours, whereas the number of tissue-resident macrophages (Kupffer cells) decreased...
November 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Bruno T Saragiotto, Gustavo C Machado, Manuela L Ferreira, Marina B Pinheiro, Christina Abdel Shaheed, Christopher G Maher
BACKGROUND: Analgesic medication is the most frequently prescribed treatment for low back pain (LBP), of which paracetamol (acetaminophen) is recommended as the first choice medication. However, there is uncertainty about the efficacy of paracetamol for LBP. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of paracetamol for non-specific LBP. SEARCH METHODS: We conducted searches on the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, which includes the Back and Neck Review Group trials register), MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, Web of Science, LILACS, and IPA from their inception to 7 August 2015...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Paul Acheampong, Simon H L Thomas
AIMS: To evaluate the role of reported daily dose, age and other risk factors, and to assess the value of quantifying serum transaminase activity and paracetamol (acetaminophen) concentration at initial assessment for identifying patients at risk of hepatotoxicity following repeated supratherapeutic paracetamol ingestion (RSPI). METHODS: Systematic literature review with collation and analysis of individual-level data from reported cases of RSPI associated with liver damage...
October 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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