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A 17-year-old female asked:

Just taken 5 500mg of paracetamol at once and i weigh 8stone 2lbs... will this do any damage?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 36 years experience
Probably Not: The safe amount of paracetamol is 4000 mg daily. This should be divided over the course of the day. 5x500 = 2, 500 mg. Generally, a one time toxic dose is >7, 500 mg. However, you should never take more than what is noted on the package labeling.
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