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5000 Mg Acetaminophen
Yes: That is well above the maximum recommended daily dose. ...Read more
?: All at once? Too much could cause liver issues. ...Read more
200 lb, 54 year/old female who took 5000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) in 20 hours- is that bad/should i see a doctor?
I have never taken tylenol (acetaminophen) before, but i accidentally took 5000 mg over 20 hours; is that bad?
OK, but tone it down: You can take 1000mg every 4-6 hours for a limited time, but if your symptoms are persisting despite the dose you took, stop taking anymore and you need to seek medical attention and get evaluated for your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more
It depends: This is an important question. Too much acetaminophen is dangerous. According to Epocrates, a drug information program, most healthy adults can get up to about 1,000 mg in 4 hrs, and 4,000 mg (4 grams) per day safely. Children should get less, based on their age or weight. Read labels carefully, and ask your doctor or nurse if unsure. ...Read more
Least amount...: ...necessary not to exceed 3000mg in a 24-hour period of time. Don't take it all at once either, because it won't be any more effective in mega-doses. Not the best pain med available over the counter, just useful for fevers. ...Read more
50 Grams: This would be the equivalent of taking a bottle of 100 tablets of extra strength tylenol. This has the potential of being anywhere from fatal to cause permanent liver damage. If you know anyone who consumed this much acetaminophen, see that the patient gets to the emergency department asap. ...Read more
You may not be able: To tell. Do not take more than the recommended dosing. If you are causing any liver damage, you will need a blood test that checks liver enzymes to see if you are causing damage or not. Avoid ever taking more than 3 grams of Acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. Congenital issues, liver issues and other medications can make you even more sensitive.Discuss with your physician the need for blood tests. ...Read more
Don't do it again: This won't hurt or kill you, but you do need to show this helpful drug the respect it deserves. It's important to space the doses out so that you don't get sick. Up to 4000 mg/day is fine but you don't want to take even this much all at once -- you might overload the enzyme that processes it by the normal pathway. ...Read more
See below: Depends on how much is 'too much'. If one extra tablet one time, probably ok. If more that 2 extra tablets, should go to er. If 1 or 2 extra on multiple occasions should see your doctor. Also if you drink alcohol, it could be more serious. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage, & alcohol can make it worse. ...Read more
Dosing : Dosing in a healthy adult without liver or kidney impairment is 325-650 mg every 4 hours not to exceed 1 gram per 4 hours and 4 gm i'm 24 hours. There is no contraindication that i know of with Asacol (mesalamine) but best to check with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Dose highly variable:
Panadol(paracetamol) in uk and tylenol(acetaminophen)in north america
the toxic dose is variable in individuals.A single dose of 10 grms has a pretty good chance of causing toxicity.Intermittent doses more than 2grms a day if taken along with alcohol and/or other drugs toxic to liver can also cause toxicity.A single dose less than 10 grms with alcohol overdose can be toxic to liver. ...Read more
At one time? If so: I would recommend you go to the hospital immediately as 30 grams can severely damage your liver and you will need to be seen by a physician immediately for possible treatment. ...Read more
No: No you cannot. However, the damage to your liver may manifest later. As you can see from the nomogram, hepatic toxicity can be seen hours after the ingestion. ...Read more
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