A 26-year-old female asked:
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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe (in case of an overdose)? Side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen)? What does tylenol (acetaminophen) do? Anything else I should know about tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No : Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is extremely unsafe - it causes irreversible liver injury and liver failure. There is an antidote if taken quickly, if you have accidentally or intentionally taken a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, go immediately to the nearest er!
Answered on Jan 15, 2013
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