Infant pleural effusion, side effect of intravenous paracetamol

Article type : Case Report | تاریخ ثبت : 2019/08/16

  • Authors

    1. Shakiba Mehrdad
    2. Tahghighi Fatemeh
  • abstract

    Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is a commonly used safe drug for reducing pain and fever in children. The drug is available in many forms, and its parenteral form has become approved by FDA in 2010 and then more than 80 countries in all over the world use this form widely. More side effects are rash and drug allergy, diarrhea, abdominal pain and its less common side effects are nephrotoxicity and oliguria, pancytopenia and liver involvement. However, cardiovascular and respiratory complications have also been mentioned with the intravenous form of the drug, which include hypoxia, eosinophilic pneumonitis, and hypotention. This report is a rare pulmonary complications of acetaminophen in infant with usual dosage of intravenous form.
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