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Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) OD: An oversode of tylenol (acetaminophen) can seriously damage the liver. The antidote to tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is n-acetylcysteine (nac). It must be given within eight hours of ingesion of the tylenol (acetaminophen).Tylenol can destroy the liver if ingested in toxic doses. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen Poisoning (Definition)

Acetaminophen toxicity is caused by excessive use or overdose of the analgesic drug acetaminophen. Mainly causing liver injury, Acetaminophen toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning worldwide. In the United States and the united kingdom it is the most common cause of acute liver failure. Many individuals with paracetamol toxicity may have no symptoms at all in ...Read more


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What is the treatment for acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

What is the treatment for acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

Charcoal NAC psych: First, assess the likelihood of significant overdose. Determine if acute or chronic. If a significant acute od and within first four hours - administer activated charcoal then begin n acetylcysteine. Consider consultation with liver / toxicologist if severe or multi organ failure. Consult psychiatry if intentional od. ...Read more

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

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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What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Opioid overdose: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of the two analgesic drugs Acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So an overdose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) must be treated as an overdose of both drugs requiring two separate antidotes. The overdose antidote for hydrocodone is Naloxone and the antidote for Acetaminophen is n-acetylcysteine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

N-acetyl Cysteine: Nac is a specific treatment. Other treatment as indicated by symptoms and labs. Don't undertake on your own! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Supportive care: You need to go to the er immediately. You will likely need gastric lavage with charcoal to eliminate any undigested pills. You will need supportive care for circulatory and respiratory issues. ...Read more

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Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment. ...Read more

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Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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What is the antidote for a lortab overdose?

Antidote: Overdose from lortab is to be taken seriously. There are liver toxicity issues and the opioid overdose issues. You must seek immediate medical care. Both components may cause death. The best is not to overdose . Alway use medication as directed by your md. Make no changes unless approved by your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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Which is better for sunburn - aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Which is better for sunburn - aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen and other "nsaids" (i.e. Naproxen) have strong anti-inflammatory properties and therefore are likely more effective at treating the pain related to a sunburn. ...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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How effective is acetaminophen (Tylenol) for treating gout?

Not: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work well in gout. Drugs used in the short term are colchicine, indomethacin, or prednisone. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, erosions of bone on X-Rays, chalky deposits of uric acid (gout crystals) under the skin, or uric acid kidney stones, a long term Rx such as allopurinol would be needed to lower the uric acid. ...Read more

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Can i take nething for headache n dizziness after being released from hospital for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose ?

Hydration and rest: If it was an acetaminophen OD you were treated for then, I'd expect those symptoms for few days & strongly advise you approach the problems conservatively. Don't get drawn into taking more pills to chase down problems that were created by OTHER pills...that doesn't make sense. Please be careful with acetaminophen. Don't know why/how you OD'ed but that can be a fast 1 way ticket OUT of this world. ...Read more

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How effective is acetaminophen (Tylenol) for treating croup?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil: are medications which are helpful to relieve discomfort due to injury, illness and fever but do not treat the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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