Table 1

Demographic and clinical data on paracetamol overdose patients
Category n (%)
Age (median, IQR) years 23.00 (20.00 to 28.00) -
Gender
 Male 184 18.0
 Female 840 82.0
Races
 Malay 418 40.8
 Chinese 214 20.9
 Indian 340 33.2
 Others 52 5.1
Previous History of Drug Overdose 99 9.7
Previous History of paracetamol Overdose 82 8.0
Previous Psychiatry History 107 10.4
Drug Co-ingestion
 Alcohol 45 4.4
 Benzodiazepine 11 1.1
 Antidepressant 3 0.3
 Anticonvulsant 2 0.2
Clinical features
 Nausea 298 29.1
 Vomiting 576 56.2
 Abdominal Pain 333 32.5
 Drowsiness 149 14.6
 Loss of Consciousness 8 0.8
Circumstances
 Deliberate 836 81.6
 Unintentional 188 18.4
Treatment received
 Charcoal 425 41.5
 Gastric Lavage 486 47.5
 N-Acetylcysteine 859 79.3

Marzilawati et al.

Marzilawati et al. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2012 13:8   doi:10.1186/2050-6511-13-8

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