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Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered

Specializes in Wound care

An oversode of tylenol (acetaminophen) can seriously damage the liver. The antidote to tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is n-acetylcysteine (nac). It must be given within eight hours of ingesion of the tylenol (acetaminophen).Tylenol can destroy the liver if ingested in toxic doses.

Answered Mar 16, 2017


Dr. Jennifer Letourneau answered

Specializes in Critical Care

When discovered early, administration of n-acetylcysteine (mucomyst) intravenously may help individuals with tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity avoid the need for liver transplant. Oral use of this medication is not likely to be as helpful as the IV form. Otherwise, supportive care by a medical team is provided.

Answered Dec 10, 2015



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