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My ast was 3416 u/l. alt was 6431 u/l. what do these values mean? i was taking large amounts of tylenol (acetaminophen) at the time.

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Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Drug induced hepatitis ( too much tylenol (acetaminophen) ).

Answered Dec 19, 2012

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Dr. Su Fairchild answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be over the counter, but it is not safe. Your liver is damaged. You can die of liver failure if you take too much. Take nac (n acetyl cysteine) 600 mg two twice a day with lots of water. See your doctor and keep a close eye on your liver. Some cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose need to be hospitalized. You need to talk to your doctor. Go to the er if you are feeling ill.

Answered Dec 19, 2012

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