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Can you get acetaminophen overdose from 1000mg 6 times a day?

Can you get acetaminophen overdose from 1000mg 6 times a day?

<3000mg /day BEST: New tylenol guidelines: the new dosing instructions reduce the maximum daily dose from 8 pills per day to 6 pills per day and change the dosing interval from every 4-6 hours to every 6 hours. These labeling changes will be consistent across all single-ingredient extra strength tylenol® products. ...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 there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

TO ER: Acetaminophen's largest side-effect is liver damage at high doses. Recently the recommendations have been lowered to 3000 mg/day from 4000. The danger level varies but is easily reached within the contents of a bottle. The liver failure can be rapid, fatal and permanent. Go! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acetaminophen overdose?

What is the definition or description of: acetaminophen overdose?

You are OK or dead: 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, resulting in liver failure. ...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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Can acetaminophen overdose be cured?

Yes: You need prompt care in a hospital. Treatment is with a drug called acetadote. ...Read more

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How do I treat acetaminophen overdose?

How do I treat acetaminophen overdose?

Dial 911 immediately: If you believe you have overdosed on acetaminophen, dial 911. Plain and simple. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of acetaminophen overdose?

What are the consequences of acetaminophen overdose?

Liver damage: Acetamenophen can damage the liver. It can be mild and barely undetectable all the way to death. If you suspicion any problem with acetamenophen poisoning, please go to the er immediately! ...Read more

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What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

ER: you call 911 or go to the ER immediately after reading this sentence. ...Read more

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