Paracetamol underdosing poses health risks in Nigeria

A study published in the journal Communication in Physical Sciences revealed that most of the paracetamol tablets sold in Nigeria contain less than the recommended dose of 500mg.

The researchers tested five different brands of paracetamol using the spectrophotometric method and found that the concentrations ranged from 185mg to 358mg.

The researchers warned that underdosed paracetamol tablets could lead to treatment failure, poor patient outcomes, polypharmacy, and increased healthcare costs.

They urged for more attention and regulation to ensure the quality and efficacy of the widely used pain reliever.

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