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is 2, 000 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) at once to much?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Yes: While this probably will not hurt you, it is never a good idea to take more of a medication than what is recommended.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take paracetamol while pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: This is a completely safe medication in pregnancy. There is no evidence of harm to the baby. Paracetamol is the same medication as Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). You should use it as directed on the bottle.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of a paracetamol overdose?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Death: Paracetemol is in essence a form of tylenol (acetaminophen) sold outside the us. Overdose leads to rapid liver failure and death. I dont suggest doing it.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Very little: It is not recommended to combine the two because both alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) are metabolized in the liver. Hepatic toxicity due to tylenol (acetaminophen) is very serious and can lead to problems as severe as liver failure requiring transplant or death. This is not common if taking the recommended dosage but the maximum dose is limited a lot briefly after drinking alcohol, depending on how much you drank.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any limitations on acetaminophen (tylenol)?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Not>4000mg in 24 hrs: Total Acetaminophen use should not exceed 4000 mg in 24 hours. Consider that other medicines, including prescription pain medications can have Acetaminophen in them. Taking high doses can damage the liver. If you have liver problems, do not take medications with Acetaminophen without talking to your primary doctor, your liver doctor or to us.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Provided original answer
More recently, the manufacturer has decreased the recommended daily limit to 3000 mg in 24 hours. This is to reduce the risk of liver damage.
Dec 22, 2011
A 23-year-old member asked:

How long do the effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) last?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Average 3 to 6 hours: Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in medications such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) is a medication that is quickly absorbed in our gastrointestinal tracts. The average time for it to "start working" is anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, and the average time it stays in your body is anywhere from 4 to over 8 hours. In children it may be less time and in infants longer. Everybody absobs medicine differently.

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