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A 48-year-old member asked:

What does a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose feel like, and how many mg in a day is too much?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Acutely or Chronic: Same thing as acetaminophen. Previously 4000mg per day was considered safe. That dose now recognized as associated with liver damage after as little as 3 weeks. Probably shouldn't exceed 2500mg a day on a chronic bases and you should have liver function tests every 6 months at that dose. You may not have any symptoms until damage is advanced.
Last updated May 27, 2012
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