The sale of paracetamol is restricted from Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Coronavirus: The Sale of Paracetamol Restricted to One Box per Person as of Wednesday

The National Medicines Safety Agency announces measures to limit the sale of paracetamol, which is useful in the current health crisis in the country. In full containment set up to stop the spread of the coronavirus in France, the National Medicines Safety Agency just announced on Tuesday 17th March 2020 that paracetamol would be rationed as of Wednesday 18th March […]

Continue Reading
Aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol may no longer be sold in self-service pharmacies.

Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Paracetamol: Towards the End of Self-Service in Pharmacies

The National Agency for Drug Safety wants aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol to be placed behind the counter of the pharmacist. Soon finished free access to aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol at the pharmacy? This is what the National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) wants in an information point broadcast on October 3rd, 2019. The ANSM explains that it wants to “strengthen the […]

Continue Reading
ANSM has launched a public consultation to raise the awareness of patients and healthcare professionals about the risk of liver toxicity related to paracetamol overdose. (© Illustration / Adobe Stock)

Paracetamol Hazards: Should Alert Messages on Boxes Be Reinforced?

The best selling tablets in France with 442 million boxes per year, paracetamol presents risks in case of excessive consumption, especially for the liver. Doliprane, Efferalgan, Dafalgan … Effective drugs for a hangover, stomach pain, migraine, body aches … but potentially dangerous in case of overdose . The leading analgesic in France, with 422 million boxes sold per year, paracetamol can […]

Continue Reading