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What are the dangers of snorting acetaminophen?

What are the dangers of snorting acetaminophen?

Not recommended: First, no reason to do so. Second, it can cause spikes of the drug in your system causing liver damage. If you have because you have crushed percocet, then please seek help for addiction issues as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Well it was over two hours ago but I took 5 extra strength 500mg tylenol instead of 5 100mg tylanol. I am a 20 year old 205lb athletic male. What is my danger. I haven't had acetaminophen or a nsaid in 42 hlurs?

Well it was over two hours ago but I took 5 extra strength 500mg tylenol instead of 5 100mg tylanol.  I am a 20 year old 205lb athletic male.  What is my danger.  I haven't had acetaminophen or a nsaid in 42 hlurs?

Liver and kidney: Overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver and kidneys. Extrastregnth tylenol contains acetaminophen. If your ingestion was recent maybe you should try to vomit it up. you can get liver function tests done. Liver damage symptoms below:Extreme fatigue Yellowing of the eyes or skin Dark urine Vomiting, nausea, or persistent stomach pain Itchy skin Pale colored stool ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take 2 500mg acetaminophen pills?

Is it dangerous to take 2 500mg acetaminophen pills?

Maybe. : I have patients that take lortab (has 500 mg of acetominophen in each tab) 4 times a day....So a 5th tablet will be likely ok. Taking 2500 all at once is not recommended......If the pain is that bad, go see your doctor. Your liver needs to be monitored if you are taking acetominophen at this dosage. ...Read more

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Took lots of tylenol (acetaminophen) a couple hours ago, am i in danger?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Firstly taking lots of anything is never a good idea. Secondly - i would need to know the exact mg amounts on the acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous that i took 250 mg of acetaminophen 3 hours before 900mg?

Depends: If this is a single incident, probably not. Your total intake over the 3 hours is 1150mg which is a little more than 2 extra strength acetaminophen. I wouldn't make this a habit though. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take 2 different types of tylenol (acetaminophen) at once?

Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take 2 different types of tylenol (acetaminophen) at once?

Yes: Depending on which compounds, you can easily exceed the recommended 3gram/day maximum for regular use. Check labels and for non-extended-release, do not exceed 1000mg in a single, 6-hour dose. Talk to your local pharmacist for more help. ...Read more

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Not prescribed or in pain, Is taking 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night pills before sleeping everyday dangerous??

Not prescribed or in pain, Is taking 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night pills before sleeping everyday dangerous??

Take as directed.: Taking two Panadol (acetaminophen) (paracetamol) tabs at night is fine. However, the fever reducing and pain relieving effects may only last 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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Is all the tylenol (acetaminophen) in vicodin dangerous?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day can be cry harmful to the liver. So taking to many vicodin may cause toxicity to the liver. ...Read more

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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm nightly for long periods of time dangerous?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) not for long: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be very toxic to your liver. There is no reason to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for sleep. The "pm" part of this is benadryl. This anti-histamine can be very sedating. It would be much safer to not use any product with tylenol (acetaminophen) in it for very long. ...Read more

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I took two advil pm, Which I forgot I took,Two hours later I took two tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Is this dangerous?

I took two advil pm, Which I forgot I took,Two hours later I took two tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Is this dangerous?

No: however the combined dose of the anti-histamine may make you very sleepy! Do no drive/operate machinery for 8 hours after you swallowed the Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM ! BE CAREFUL in the future .when you are sleepy your judgement is DIMINISHED! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am i in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am i in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

Usually, no problem: Most of the medications continue to work for several years after their expiration date. According to one study, they may work for as long as 5-10 years from their expiration date, if they have been properly stored. Vitamins may loose their potency, if exposed to heat or sunlight. Thanks. ...Read more

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I had a very painful toothache ended up trying children'sLiquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)... fast pain relief, just realized I took the 4oz in 24hr..am i in danger?

I had a very painful toothache ended up trying children'sLiquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)... fast pain relief, just realized I took the 4oz in 24hr..am i in danger?

No: 4 oz of children's tylenol (acetaminophen) equates to 3,840 mg for the day. As long as you didn't take any additional tylenol (acetaminophen), you should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a person take tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time as vicodin just wondering if it is dangerous to take vicodin and tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time

Can a person take tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time as vicodin just wondering if it is dangerous to take vicodin and tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time

Vicodin : Vicodin has tylenol (acetaminophen) in it already, so by taking both, you could take too much tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are having problems with pain and your prescription vicodin is not helping, call the doctor who prescribed it for additional suggestions. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for asthmatics to use tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Nope: Only be careful to limit the number of tylenols (acetaminophen) you take per day since it can hurt your liver if you take too many. That can be really dangerous. ...Read more

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