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Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Lower dose: The maximum dose for Acetaminophen has gotten lower over the years, as there has been more liver problems related to it, at even what we though were 'safe' doses. The maximum dose is 2.4 gms a day and probably less for someone that is frail or who drinks alcohol(. ...Read more

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What is panadol (acetaminophen) overdose, its side effects, treatment?

What is panadol (acetaminophen) overdose, its side effects, treatment?

Liver damage: Panadol is a brand of acetaminophen. If someone takes more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen, get medical help immediately, even if the person does not have any symptoms. Symptoms of overdose may include: nausea vomiting loss of appetite sweating extreme tiredness unusual bleeding or bruising pain in the right part of the stomach yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used to treat headache, muscle aches, toothaches, and fevers. In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe when given in in therapeutic doses by the physician. There are many over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) medications which may cause side effects: nausea and vomiting insomnia skin rash, hives, or itching sore throat fatigue liver damage talk to your parents about your symptoms and see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen,aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen,aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

That is safe: It may help you to take 1 excedrin 3 times per day for 3-4 days. For long-lasting migraine headaches, sometimes other remedies are helpful, such as the medicines amitriptyline or propranolol. Are you certain it is a migraine? ...Read more

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I am taking augmentine 500mg/125mg with panadol (acetaminophen) what are my side effects?

I am taking  augmentine 500mg/125mg with panadol (acetaminophen) what are my side effects?

Yes: Panadol(acetaminophen) used for pain/fever and augmentin(antibiotic)for treating infection.If panadol is 500 mg/ tablet limit use to 4-6 tabs daily/reduce alcohol intake to avoid liver issues.Some common side effects of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain are also side effects seen with liver issues.Report watery/bloody diarrhea/dark urine to doctor finish augmentin(use lots of water. ...Read more

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When I take Vicodin or Percocet my tongue and throat swell but I can take morphine 4 Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 without any side effects why is this and what if anythi?

When I take Vicodin or Percocet my tongue and throat swell but I can take morphine 4 Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 without any side effects why is this and what if anythi?

You may have: allergy to hydrocodone and/or oxycodone, but not morphine and/or codeine (Tylenol #3). It's unlikely you have allergic reaction against acetaminophen given it's an ingredient in Tylenol #3 which you say you had no problem with. I would stay away from hydrocodone and oxycodone in the future to avoid getting dangerous anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Side effects of tempra (acetaminophen)?

Side effects of tempra (acetaminophen)?

Tempra (acetaminophen): Side effects of the liquid suspension of paracetamol (used for children) or the tablets, are mild to non-existent if used at recommended doses. It does not cause stomach irritation or blood thinning, unlike aspirin. Continued use over long period of time in adults can affect the liver, if there is history of alcohol use, and in very young children it may trigger asthma or eczema (controversial). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of panadol (acetaminophen)?

What are the side effects of panadol (acetaminophen)?

See below: Allergy is always a possibility. Stomach irritation, kidney damage, liver damage. In general it is fairly safe to use within the recommended doses. ...Read more

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Side effects of too much tempra (acetaminophen) for a baby?

Liver damage: Tempra (acetaminophen) is broken down in the liver as it is removed from the body.Too much can cause injury to the liver cells. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of taking panadol (acetaminophen) night regularly ?

See details: It depends on the total daily dose. If you stay under 2, 500 mg daily the risk is relatively small. Higher levels carry significant risk of liver toxicity and certain hematologic disorders. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tempra (acetaminophen) when given at a higher dose (higher than recommended) and on a regular basis on a small child (4 years old)?

What are the side effects of tempra (acetaminophen) when given at a higher dose (higher than recommended) and on a regular basis on a small child (4 years old)?

DANGER: Tempra (acetaminophen) is a form of Acetaminophen (tylenol), metabolized by the liver. Overdosage can lead to liver damage; which can be fatal. There are no warning signs of overdosage. Doctors diagnose od using blood levels and the number or hours since the last ingestion. Successful treatment depends upon prompt identification and initiation of therapy. Stop using med, call poison control now! 800-222-1222. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the side effects of acetaminophen/codeine?

How do I relieve the side effects of acetaminophen/codeine?

Change drug?: One obvious option is to change medications. You dont mention the specific aide effect but usual ones seen are itching (take benadryl), nausea (eat first) and sleepiness (gets better with time). ...Read more

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How can I help reduce the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

How can I help reduce the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

Stop taking it: If you are having side effects the best thing is to stop taking it and let your doctor give you other choices. ...Read more

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What if i take 5 tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength what are the side effects?

What if i take 5 tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength what are the side effects?

Not a good idea: Not a good way to loose weight. You will do your body harm. Eat a balanced diet with portion moderation and daily exercise 1/2 -1 hour per day. A safe weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. You need to burn off 3500 more calories than you take in to lose 1 pound. ...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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What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Over 4 grams will produce a metabolite that will injure your liver. Otherwise sometimes asthma rarely, rash GI effects rarely. ...Read more

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