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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose painful?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose painful?

Liver failure: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can kill. An overdose of Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure, which is a highly unpleasant event to go through. It is associated with cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) and blood clots and other nasty complications and can lead to the need for a liver transplant or to death. Tylenol within labeled limits is safe for most people. Taking more can kill. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen Overdose (Definition)

Acetaminophen is only toxic at high doses. Recently, because Acetaminophen is added to many different types of over-the-counter medications, a recommendation has been made to decrease the daily recommendation for Acetaminophen from 4000 to 3000 mg per day. Acetaminophen becomes toxic when your bodies stores of glutathionine get used up by metabolizing acetaminophen, ...Read more


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IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

Yes it can be: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 has codeine in it and that can be habit-forming and dependency can occur. ...Read more

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Does overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) cause deafness?

Does overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) cause deafness?

Not exactly: Interestingly, Acetaminophen has always been considered a safe pain medication when hearing loss was concerned. When the large population study in framingham was analyzed, however, men who regularly took acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and even Aspirin in their younger years were found to have higher rates of hearing loss than those that did not take these medications. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. What percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. What percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Different brands: many companies now make plain oxycodone with no tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. One of the companies is Roxanne, and their product is known as roxycodone, and comes in 5 mg and other strengths. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 120mg is equel to how mg diluted?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 120mg  is equel to how mg diluted?

Not sure what u mean: I'm not sure if I am understanding your question correctly: If you dilute 120mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 in any amount of liquid, but still drink the entire amount, it is still equal to 120mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe (in case of an overdose)? Side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen)? What does tylenol (acetaminophen) do? Anything else I should know about tylenol (acetaminophen)?

No : Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is extremely unsafe - it causes irreversible liver injury and liver failure. There is an antidote if taken quickly, if you have accidentally or intentionally taken a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, go immediately to the nearest er! ...Read more

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Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: This is a combination medication that includes - acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). It can be effective for sleep but unless pain or inflammation is associated with your insomnia, the Tylenol may not be a necessary component. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. which percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. which percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

There aren't any: Let me explain - "Cet or cette" at the end of medications means it contains acetaminophen or tylenol. The active opiate in the medication is Oxycodone, and oxycodone comes without tylenol in both brand-name and generic versions, including Roxicet, which comes in 5, 10, 15 and 30 mg strengths. It also comes in sustained release long-acting versions in doses ranging from 10mg - 80 mg. ...Read more

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How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

Very Very Serious: One of the most common overdoses in the country is acetamenophen overdose. Every day there are ICU over the country with patient overdosed on this drug. It causes liver failure and and death. Sadly this is all due to an over the counter drug. Acetamenophen should be used cautiously, carefully and for it's intended purpose. See care immediatley if you suspect your have overdosed on this med. ...Read more

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What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Usual LFT: Liver function tests such alt, ast (previously known as SGOT and sgpt)and ggt(very sensative) are most often used. Over tests are usually part of a comprehensive metaboic profile that measures electrolytes, other products of liver function, etc.Chronic toxicity even more serious when combined with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Yes: Overdosing on any form of Acetaminophen (tylenol) or any other medicine that contains Acetaminophen (also abbreviated apap) such as in Percocet can be fatal. It blocks the glutathione enzyme in the liver which can send it into acute failure. As the name implies, you can't live without the liver. The "cure" for liver failure is urgent transplantation. ...Read more

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Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Glutathione : The reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter through the GI tract, it's also difficult to get through the skin as well. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body. It is vital in both phases of liver detoxification. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is detoxified in the liver. ...Read more

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Robaxisal contains codeine phosphate and tylenol (acetaminophen) contains codeine, what's the difference?

Not totally true: Robaxisal is a combination of aspirin and a muscle relaxant. It does not contain codeine. Robaxisal-C contains the same two components plus codeine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a mild pain reliever and not a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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