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Is it possible for 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, for 1 week straight to cause chronic liver disease?

Is it possible for 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, for 1 week straight to cause chronic liver disease?

Acute: Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity is acute inflammation that basically rots the liver. Alcohol intake can cause chronic liver disease as can some infections, genetic problems. Those can worsen the toxic effects of tylenol; doses need to be limited. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Liver (Definition)

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


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I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

More informaton: There are blood tests that can indicate liver damage. This information would be needed. Benadryl and Xanax would be unlikely to contribute to liver damage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) might, but it would depend on the dose. You need medical verification of liver damage; and then the question of treatment can be addressed. ...Read more

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I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

Icterus = yellow eye: Jaundice refers to yellow tinge in skin tone while icterus refers to whites of eyes turning yellowish, both due to excess bilirubin, a consequence of Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically considered benign. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904. Most folks w/GS should be able to tolerate acetaminophen but keep ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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I am having liver disease, what to do?

I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more

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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the incidence of liver disease?

What is the incidence of liver disease?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease - some primarily from the liver, some secondary to causes elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more