Allegedly causing the death of many children, The Gambia has delayed the circulation of Paracetamol

Allegedly causing the death of many children, The Gambia has delayed the circulation of Paracetamol

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The Gambian government has asked importers and shops to stop selling all goods remedy Paracetamol. This medicine is thought to cause many child He died in Gambia.

As it is known, about 28 children in Gambia have died in the last three months. The results of a study conducted by the local health authorities found a link with the use of paracetamol.

“Many children [di bawah usia lima tahun] He died in the last three months. The post mortem showed the link to paracetamol,” said the Director of the Gambian Ministry of Health, Mustapha Bittaye, reported Reuters.

Autopsies found that all the children who died in the past were known to have taken paracetamol in chemical form.

The drug has been found to increase the number of cases of acute kidney injury in children which leads to death.

However, the Drug Trafficking Authority (MCA) said that so far there is not enough information to be used to ban the drug. Paracetamol itself is known as a painkiller used to treat fever.

Children who were reported dead in the past had many symptoms. Here are some of the symptoms that appear:

– difficulty urinating,
– fever,
– vomit,
– serious kidney failure.

There is no mention of the drug brand associated with this case. However, the government sent some paracetamol samples to the laboratory to test their quality.

However, while responding to the report of the World Health Organization, WHO said that it is unlikely that paracetamol caused the death of many children in The Gambia. Instead of paracetamol, the WHO has identified water pollution as the suspected cause of child deaths.

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