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Doctor insights on: Excedrin And Liver Damage

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I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

Not short term: The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx. Upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Does taking too much excedrine cause liver damage? Wife has migraines and needs it, but is concerned with long term liver issues. Please advise.

Does taking too much excedrine cause liver damage? Wife has migraines and needs it, but is concerned with long term liver issues. Please advise.

Rebound headache: Which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. Patients with rebound headache take multiple daily doses of one or more analgesics in an effort to suppress the pain. Although simple analgesics such as Aspirin or acetaminophen, exedrine can produce chronic daily headache.
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for consultation. ...Read more

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Hi, I just took 4 Exedrin Migraine pills in at one time. Do you think I will get liver damage?

Hi, I just took 4 Exedrin Migraine pills in at one time. Do you think I will get liver damage?

No: But only take the recommended amount. If you are in that much pain, see your doctor today. Taking too much medicine can be unsafe. All the best. ...Read more

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

See below: Tiredness, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, pale or bloody stool, abdominal pain and swelling, leg and ankle swelling, yellow eyes. If you notice any of these get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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How can some teas cause liver damage?

How can some teas cause liver damage?

Toxic: Tea comes from the tea plant (camellia sinensis). Herbal teas come from other plants. Some may contain toxins that can affect the liver cells themselves, the blood vessels in the liver, and/or bile excretion or the bile ducts. Some contain pyrrolizidine compounds which are toxic. Natural does not necessarily mean safe-even if iherb has been used for thousands of years. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease, Wilson disease, can affect both organs. The list is long. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...Read more

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What are some early signs of liver damage?

What are some early signs of liver damage?

Can be subtle: The liver can suffer a lot of damage before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, which is why it is so important to be screened for common causes, like hepatitis b and c, while you feel normal. Often early symptoms are fatigue and just not feeling well. Later symptoms of advanced cirrhosis (severe scarring) include easy bleeding, swelling, yellow skin or eyes, breasts in men, etc. ...Read more

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Could 4 -6 beers a day cause liver damage?

Yes: Drinking more than two alcoholic drinks a day generally considered excessive. Depending on your genetics and other underlying disease, liver disease can occur even with lower levels of alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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What are early signs of liver damage/failure?

What are early signs of liver damage/failure?

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...Read more

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Do all oral fungal pills cause liver damage?

Do all oral fungal pills cause liver damage?

Antifungals.: Oral anti-fungal medications are associated with liver toxicity, but it only becomes relevant after thirty days of daily use. Once you've taken the medication for thirty days, you'll need monthly liver function blood testing to make sure you're not developing toxicity. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver damage is not healing?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can medication reverse the liver damage from stage 3?

Can medication reverse the liver damage from stage 3?

It Depends: It depends on the cause of the scarring (fibrosis). If you can stop the cause, the fibrosis can reverse. ...Read more

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Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage. There are preventions and treatments for some viral causes, flukes and metabolic and alcoholic causes. Ask the doctor for a discussion... You may need a liver biopsy or an ct/mri first. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

By exam/blood test: By thorough physical examination, blood test and imaging like ultrasound exam of liver. ...Read more

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What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

Depends: The life expectancy may depend on the amount and severity of the liver damage, if any additional diseases are present, as well as the physical age and health of the person in question. ...Read more

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How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

A large amount: The upper limit of the dose of niacinamide is over 3 grams. Most patients don't need nearly that much or can't take that much due to side effects such as flushing or diarrhea. Niacin is a B vitamin and thus is water soluble. It is extremely hard to overdose on Niacinamide and damage your liver. ...Read more

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If a person has liver damage, whoul he be at risk if he were to take cumadin?

Yes: The liver metabolizes Coumadin (warfarin) therefore if the liver is failing the pt may get Coumadin (warfarin) toxicity. The pt would be at risk of bleeding. ...Read more