Paracetamol is part of our daily life. Administered to children and adults, it works miracles. However, this rumor of shortage panics!
Ouch, paracetamol is missing!
After mustard, sunflower oil or butter, paracetamol is acting up. When the authorities are questioned on this subject, they deplore many “delays in the supply of oral forms and suppositories of paracetamol. » How is it that no one at the top of the state anticipated this major rebound? Obviously, the bill for our past mistakes has just arrived. In fact, the latter did not serve as a lesson. Nothing more expect, we explain how things will evolve against us soon. Here we go, hang on, buckle up, we’re entering a turbulent zone!
An air of deja vu
Good use of #paracetamol in case of #COVIDー19 #coronavirus to avoid an overdose in self-medication and a risk of toxicity to the liver. Anti-inflammatories are not recommended. #good use #ansm #pharmacist #doctor #patient #medication #pharmacovigilance pic.twitter.com/E78Ro9nB6w
—pharmacology (@PharmacoMed) March 14, 2020
A few hours after the start of the first confinement, all businesses closed with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies. Very quickly, the experts are overwhelmed with requests. For example, there is no mask and even less hydroalcoholic gel to practice barrier gestures. As for the classic paracetamol, it disappears from the rays at the speed of light. At the time, there was no vaccine. Moreover, we do not know at all how to reduce the pain associated with this unknown disease. So, we use the means at hand. And what better than this stamp to reduce inconveniences such as fever or body aches?
Are we going to have paracetamol this summer?
—ANSM (@ansm) July 12, 2022
The drug agency is trying to reassure the troops. Instead of panicking, she multiplies the statements on social networks. Also, it allows us to regulate things between now and the start of the school year. In the meantime, everyone must put their hand to the paw. As proof, they are temporarily setting up new logistics. The least Objeko can say is that she is already causing a lot of ink to flow. Even if it frightens, the leitmotif is ” equitably distribute supplies throughout the territory and preserve available stocks over time. » If we read between the lines, the switch from theory to practice is carried out in the following way. Although temporary, ” [l’interdiction] of the export of these drugs by wholesalers” is a mini revolution.
💊 Painkillers (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen): end of free access to pharmacies?
L’@ansm would like them to be placed behind the counter to limit the risks associated with the misuse of these products sold without a prescription.
↗️ advisory role of the pharmacist
↘️ risk of severe AE pic.twitter.com/pNeqAsWVQO
— Marine Couve (@Marine_Couve) October 3, 2019
In all pharmacies, it is strongly suggested not to order so much paracetamol. Besides, if the customers have a prescription, it’s even better! You got it, if you don’t have a ” immediate need“, you must find an emergency solution such as the use of plants or essential oils.