Forty-nine cases of parasuicide attempts involving acetaminophen in
Jamaica were analyzed. The mean age was 23 years and 84% were
women. Acetaminophen only was ingested in 71% of cases and 29%
involved an additional drug. Patients presented an average of 6.5
hours after ingestion. Serum transaminases were elevated in 18%
and mean duration of hospitalization was three days. One patient developed
liver failure and there were no deaths.