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27/03/2007 Paracetamol is Poisoning Toddlers Paracetamol is one of the most common causes of poisoning in young children, and must be used properly and stored securely. Paracetamol is a common household drug, available in either tablets or a liquid for and is used to treat mild pain and fever in children and adults. Paracetamol is relatively safe, even in young children, at the recommended doses. However, if a young child takes too much paracetamol, it can make them sick, even cause liver damage.

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