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Paracetamol

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy to give greater publicity to the damage which can be caused to liver and other functions by paracetamol, in particular as respects pregnant mothers and babies; and if he will make a statement.

I am advised that paracetarnol in recommended dosage is not harmful to the normal population, pregnant women, or children. Labels specify the dose and warn that it is not to be exceeded, because of the risk of damage to the liver from taking too much.All medicines should be treated with respect and pregnant women should consult their doctors about medication.