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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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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Does oxycodone without acetaminophen harm the liver?

Does oxycodone without acetaminophen harm the liver?

No harm: Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Opioids do not cause organ damage with long-term use. Oxycodone has a high risk for abuse and severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. Be sure you know how to take oxycodone and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause liver damage?

Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not: because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. which percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. which percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

There aren't any: Let me explain - "Cet or cette" at the end of medications means it contains acetaminophen or tylenol. The active opiate in the medication is Oxycodone, and oxycodone comes without tylenol in both brand-name and generic versions, including Roxicet, which comes in 5, 10, 15 and 30 mg strengths. It also comes in sustained release long-acting versions in doses ranging from 10mg - 80 mg. ...Read more

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Is fatty liver irreversible?

Dietary modification: Several things can contribute to fatty infiltration of the liver including 1) excess weight over a long period of time, 2) pregnancy, 3) diet 4) medical conditions like diabetes, and 5) medications including chemotherapy. Depending on the contributing factors, some of the problem may be treated effectively with weight loss, tight glucose control, and/or dietary modification. ...Read more

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Taking hydrocodone for pain diagnosed nafld acetaminophen damaged liver would o xycodone be better be?

Taking hydrocodone for pain diagnosed nafld acetaminophen damaged liver would o xycodone be better be?

No, not necessarily: Oxycodone can also affect your liver. It can cause muscle spasms in your GI tract, including spasms of the sphincter of oddi, the opening of canals that lead from your liver ; pancreas into your small intestine. This can cause further injury to your liver. Drug levels can build up in your system, if u have prior damage. U should be followed closely by your dr. ; a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

See GI doctor: Its not clear whether you have pain / pancreatitis or how high your levels are. There's a lot of causes of pancreatitis including medicational side effect but it is best to have a GI doctor review your labs / imaging first. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. What percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I'm taking 5-325mg percocet. What percocet contains no tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Different brands: many companies now make plain oxycodone with no tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. One of the companies is Roxanne, and their product is known as roxycodone, and comes in 5 mg and other strengths. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol more toxic to the liver than opiates?

A Tough Comparison..: (1) tylenol (acetaminophen) (paracetamol) is a direct liver toxin and had been a leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S. & britain. (2) opiods, rarely, may cause idiosyncratic liver toxicity (a different mechanism) that may require relatively higher doses. Neither drug should be taken in excess of routine dosing guidelines. ...Read more

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IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

Yes it can be: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 has codeine in it and that can be habit-forming and dependency can occur. ...Read more

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Propoxyphene And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Also known as darvon/darvocet most pain physicians have stopped rx. Basically works on opioid receptors but linked to overdose if taken with alcohol and other sedatives . There is a black box warning for increased risk of suicide and should not be taken by actively depressed individual. Not a pain ...Read more