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Paracetamol or Tylenol?

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by nightmare nightmare, LPN (Member)

nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Can anyone tell me what is the US equivalent of Paracetamol? Is it Tylenol or something else.I bought a Mosby's drug guide only to find it is the American version so some drugs will have different names.

Does anyone know of a website that gives the different names internationally for common drugs.

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Thanks for that Spacenurse.;)

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Yes ,16 years in same place!

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Did night shift in neurology in the 70's then a break for kids.

Do you know of any websites with different drug names on it by any chance.

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Recently we had a patient from Japan. She had her medications but none of our medication books or web sites were in Japanese.

Our nigh shift laboratory technician is from Japan. She translated for us. It was a diuretic, potassium, and blood pressure medication. Her son spoke English but didn't know the medication names.

http://www.pharmweb.net/

You have to join to access this one. All the hospitals I know of have the PDR book on every unit - http://www.pdr.net/login/Login.aspx

Good for patients visiting from other countries - http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/reports/confusingnames.html

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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Thanks Spacenurse,PDR Health looks like I might find the answers on.

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nursemike has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Rodeo Nursing (Neuro).

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Had a patient, once, whose orders included one that said, "Absolutely no narcotics." So, of course, the patient was on the call light for pain relief all night. Offered everything available--"No, that doesn't work for me..." So I paged the physician and he said I should tell her she could have some Paracetamol.

I'm still not entirely sure of the ethics of that, but by that point I was ready to try anything. Our hospital, which buys generic everything, stocks acetaminophen that has "Tylenol" printed prominently on every tablet. So much for that idea.

Later, the patient did get rowdy enough that the doctor ordered lorazepam. As I was about to give, the patient implored me to "push it fast."

I've seen that "no narcs" order several times since then, and it curdles my blood every time.

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nightmare is a LPN and specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

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I hope so.

What time is it in Scotland now?

It is 10:45 am here.

sorry spacenurse,had to go away,at the time of your post it was o6.38 pm here.

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