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Acetaminophen And Your Liver
Sure: The liver breaks down most of the drug into safe components. However, a small amount of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is metabolized into a harmful by-product called NAPQI (N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine). When Tylenol (acetaminophen) is taken in normal doses, your body can quickly remove this toxic by-product in the urine. However, when the liver needs to metabolize a large amount of tylenol, (acetaminophen) NAPQI is overproduced and damages the liver ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
How much acetaminophen can you take before your liver shuts down/physical symptoms that will cause you to go to the hospital?
2,600 mg daily : Generally if you stay under a total dose of 2, 600 mg daily it will be safe. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Toxicity: For average healthy adult, daily dose should not exceed 4 grams. Toxicity can be nausea, vomiting, sweating in first 24 hours, then right upper quadrant or flank pain due to liver or kidney damage, then after few days there will be multiple organ damage, sepsis, cerebral edema & death. Damage from toxicity is prominent within 1 week if used in excess. ...Read more
Liver: Blood work with liver function tests can clarify that. ...Read more
Acetaminophen : The current maximum total dose over 24 hours is 4 grams (4, 000mg). There is the likelihood that this may be reduced to 3 grams (3, 000 mg) in the near future. ...Read more
Up to 3000mg/day: Take no more than 3, 000 mg daily and you will be fine. ...Read more
Over-dose - NAPQI: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is metabolized by the liver with a by product called n-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine (napqi). Napqi damages hepatocytes (liver cells). If you take an over-dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) there is too much napqi to safely remove through urine. The napqi damages the liver. ...Read more
Blood test: Your doctor can do blood test to check for liver. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: Not sure of the severity of your liver injury when you had tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose. However, your liver should be able to recover fully after that episode. In the mean time, i would avoid tylenol (acetaminophen), alcohol, or anything toxic to the liver. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If continued regular use, yes it is possible. ...Read more
Does taking tylenol (acetaminophen) hurt someone with liver issues or does it just put the enzimes up?
What do the experts think, should my liver start dying if i took 20 tylenol extra strength acetaminophen?
All at once!: If you took this all at once this was very poor judgment and your liver needs to be checked now. Call 911 and get to E.R. ...Read more
I have been taking 2500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, every day since an injury (9days) how long can I do this? Will my liver be ok?
I took two different medicines that both contain Acetaminophen, should I be worried? It says it causes severe liver damage and I'm scared about that
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