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Drug Interaction Between Paracetamol and Warfarin

2014-08-27 03:14:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this study is to investigate whether paracetamol, given at therapeutic doses (2g/day and 3 g/day), may potentiate the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.

Description

Paracetamol is recommended as a first-line analgesic and antipyretic therapy in patients receiving short- and long-term oral anticoagulation, especially elderly patient.However,Increased INR was previously observed in patients treated with warfarin and paracetamol given at the maximum recommended dose (4g/day).

To date, the mechanism of this interaction has not been determined.A recent in vitro study suggested that the toxic metabolite N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI) appeared to interfere with vitamin K-dependent γ-carboxylase (VKD-carb) and vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) activites12. The question remaining to be dealt with is whether this in vitro observation can explain the in vivo paracetamol-warfarin interaction. We aim to evaluate the effect of paracetamol at the most widely used doses 2 and 3g/day on INR in stable patients treated with warfarin in a double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial and to identify the mechanism involved in this interaction in vivo.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Screening

Conditions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Intervention

paracetamol, paracetamol, Placebo

Location

Therapeutic Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Lariboière
Paris
France
75010

Status

Completed

Source

Hopital Lariboisière

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:33-0400

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