Paracetamol and its risks

One of the most widely used and safe medications for all age groups is paracetamol.

However, it has a very serious side effect, which is liver damage.

This is because paracetamol is metabolized in the liver, resulting in the production of a toxic substance called NAPQI at a rate of 10%.

Normally, the body eliminates it and excretes it through the kidneys.

However, in certain cases, the level of this toxic substance increases, such as:

- Taking an overdose of paracetamol.

- Liver problems.

- Chronic alcohol use.

- Medications that stimulate liver enzymes, such as carbamazepine and phenobarbital.