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Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Question?: I'm not sure what the question is - if you are asking if tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver, then yes. The fda recently decreased the maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) to 3, 000 mg per 24 hours in healthy adults. For kids or those with medical problems, the dose is even less. Overdosing on the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the worst deaths i've ever seen. ...Read more

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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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Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

Over 3000-4000mg/day: Can cause liver damage. One time using 7000 mg or more can cause permanent liver damage which may take weeks, months or years to show up. ...Read more

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Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Yes, but unlikely: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. All nsaids have the potential to cause kidney injury (nephrotoxicity) and elevated liver enzymes (hepatoxicity). Both would be uncommon if used as prescribed in a healthy person, more concerning would be the risk of stomach bleeding. At your age, you should work with your pt to resolve the pain so as to be able to stop taking nsaids in the long run. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

Eight plus: Most Acetaminophen pills are 500 mg. The generally accepted rule of thumb is that more than 4 grams (4000 mg) is likely to injure the liver. Thus a person should not exceed eight Acetaminophen pills per day. Less is even better. ...Read more

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Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. ...Read more

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Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alcoholic hepatitis, which can show just on lab tests, or can cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating, jaundice (yellow skin), bruising/bleeding, and hormone changes. Quitting drinking at any stage will improve health & decrease risks. ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) damage to kidneys be reversed?

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) damage to kidneys be reversed?

Advil (ibuprofen): Depends on extent of damage & duration. Most cases are reversible. ...Read more

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Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Yes: Actually, this is one of the late side effects of alcoholism. Did you see old alcoholics who walk mornings there legs very carefully, with wide base, slow, not strait? - this is probably is a sign of the cerebellar damage. Some of the neuropsychiatrists believe that cerebellum also"shapes" thinking. ...Read more

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How much damage can liver regenerate?

It's amazing: After a poisoning or acute hepatitis with 99% of the liver cells gone, they'll replace themselves in a few days. Ultramarathon runners routinely sustain extensive necrosis of liver cells and have them back in equally short order. However -- don't get smug; alcohol abuse and other unfortunate things can scar up the liver and this doesn't heal nearly so well. ...Read more

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Can liver damage cause pain?

Can liver damage cause pain?

NOT ALWAYS BUT: Not always but depends on the cause, if it is due to cancer, it will cause pain, cirhosis liver can cause pain as well in the abdomen.But earlier stages of liver damage due to alcohol or drugs or infections may not cause any pain. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause liver or kidney damage?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause liver or kidney damage?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but Lyrica (pregabalin) dose should be adjusted in petients with kidney diseae. ...Read more

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10 years ago I took 10-15 tylenol (acetaminophen) at once - could i have permanent liver damage?

10 years ago I took 10-15 tylenol (acetaminophen) at once - could i have permanent liver damage?

Liver damage: you could have injured your liver but it would be a rather small amount if any from a 1 time overdose of acetominophen.....nothing to worry about if you've had no sequelae to this point. ...Read more

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