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Acetaminophen Liver Toxicity
Does milk thistle really help the liver? I take around 650mg acetaminophen almost daily and i was told milk thistle would help prevent any toxicity
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
Which of these drug have less toxicity & which has an effective anelagesic effect, acetaminophen oribuprofren?
Drug toxicity: Relating to your question, Acetaminophen toxicity is usually cumulative, Ibuprofen and related non-steroidal agents (like aleve/naprosyn) can cause irritation of the lining of the stomach(gastritis) even in small doses, especially if taken on an empty stomach. Please minimize use of all over the counter medications for your safety. ...Read more
Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?
I vomited dark yellowish green bile. I also hurt on the right side of my stomach. I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen 500), could I have toxicity?
Tylenol 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
I took about 8 pills of Tylenol over the last 24 hours (each capsule has 325 mg Acetaminophen), do I have to worry about liver damage?
Is it true that acetaminophen overdose can cause brain damage? I know it can mess up your liver but i've heard that it can cause brain damage too. Is that true?
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