Paracetamol

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  • Nt1310 Unit 1 Case Study Answers

    Part B Q1. The normal dose of paracetamol is very safe to use and it is not over 4g per 24 hours; however, when the patient take more than 6g per 24 hours of paracetamol, the liver necrosis will happen within 10 to 12 hours and liver damage may occur within 24 to 48 hours. For the metabolism, most of the paracetamol is converted to nontoxic metabolites by the phase II conjugation of glucuronide and sulfate and a small amount of paracetamol is oxidized by the Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes in the phase I metabolism. In this phase, CYP1A2 and CYP2E1 enzymes convert paracetamol to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine (NAPBQI) which is highly toxic substances. NAPBQI will rapidly enter the phase II conjugation of glucuronide and detoxified in the liver…

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  • Acetaminophen Research Paper

    Acetaminophen is classified as an analgesic and an antipyretic. It is also one of the most commonly used medications to relieve pain in the United States. “Approximately one-third of the people in the United States report using an acetaminophen product at least once a month” (Aschenbrenner, 2006). The most common brand name for the over-the-counter medication is known as Tylenol, however, acetaminophen is also a major ingredient in many over-the-counter cold and flu medications, such as…

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  • Migraine Headaches: A Case Study

    OBJECTIVE #1 – The different phases of migraine headache • The prodrome phase may be experienced several hours or days in advance and a warning sign can be represented by the migaineur’s “yellow light” (Health Central, 2016). • The aura phase appears about an hour before the headache occurs and is associated with changes in vision, difficulty focusing, numbness in extremities, difficulties speaking, complications interpreting words and muscle weakness (Health Monitor, 2014). • The attack phase…

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  • Ibuprofen Case Study

    Introduction: According to Drugs.com, “Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.” This includes conditions such as headaches, painful menstrual periods, toothaches, back pain, dental pain, migraines, arthritis and any minor injuries. Ibuprofen is also used to treat and reduce fever as well and is typically administered to individuals, both adults and children ages 6 months and older. Ibuprofen has been…

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  • Triple Threat Case Study

    1. Anabolic steroids disrupt a delicate balance of hormones in the body. Give three examples of these changes in terms of the physical side effects of steroid abuse. The abuse of anabolic steroids have a direct effect on the hormonal secretion in the body. The consequences of this disruption are both external and internal. Some of the physical side effects are acne, shrunken testicles and gynecomastia. Acne is the result of the enlargement of the sebaceous glands and an increase in the…

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  • Migraine Headache Research Paper

    As we get older people become responsible, as adults we are responsible for several things. Through time we probably have many responsibilities that we stress over and we might develop major health issues. Two of the most common chronic headaches in the world are tension and migraine headaches. These headaches are mostly common in adults could start at any age but it 's mostly common in the ages of 20’s-40’s. In the US 12% percent of Americans suffer from headaches like tension and migraine…

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  • Paracetamol Lab Report

    Paracetamol is one of the world’s most beneficial and resourceful analgesic and is widely used in present day. An analgesic, can be defined, as a chemical compound that relieves pain, reduces fever and inflammation. It works by hindering the enzyme cyclooxygenase which acts a catalyst to convert fatty acids to prostaglandins. Prostaglandins cause pain and inflammation to peripheral and central points in the nervous system2. Paracetamol, or Acetaminophen is created by the synthesis and…

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  • Osteoarthritis Research Paper

    Osteoarthritis Answer to question 1: Arthritis is defined as inflammation of the joints in the body. The disease begins in the joint where the cartilage is connected to the bone. As the cartilage wears down the bone can become inflamed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declare that Arthritis affects more than 52 million adults in the United States, and is the most common cause of disability in our nation (Arthritis, 2014). Because there are more than 100 different types of…

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  • Health Benefits Of Physical Therapy (DPT)

    Successful pain management and the need to address functional problems can be accomplished through a variety of different techniques, some safer than others. To provide instant relief physicians often prescribe painkillers. Mild to moderate pain OTC over the counter oral medications like acetaminophen and NSAID 's non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Stronger medications are prescribed for chronic or severe pain, thereby increasing the possibility of serious side effects and…

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  • Research Paper On Aspirin

    Here is an interesting fact about aspirin: one hundred billion aspirin tablets are consumed yearly on Earth. That is four hundred thousand tons of aspirin (Dodziuk, 2013). Aspirin is a very common household drug and it is very widely used in the medical industry today. Most people know this drug as a pain reliever. However, it can do many other things than just that. Aspirin is not a drug that produces anesthesia or causes someone to lose consciousness. Aspirin is also used to reduce fevers,…

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