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I had an intentional Excedrin overdose when i was 13. I voilently ill for 3-5 days, but never told anyone. Now I am 40.Could I have long term affect?

I had an intentional Excedrin overdose when i was 13.  I voilently ill for 3-5 days, but never told anyone.  Now I am 40.Could I have long term affect?

Hope not: Excedrin is a combination pill consisting of aspirin, Acetaminophen and caffeine. The combo of Aspirin and Acetaminophen may cause damage to the liver and kidney. Usually reversible if you survived to write about it. But may have caused chronic injury if the the od dose was in the hi end of the toxic range. Tinnitus is almost always reversible. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on excedrin?

Can you overdose on excedrin?

Yes you can: Take only the recommended dose of the excedrin. The overdose can damage your liver and cause death. If you have vomiting, nausea, pain in your stomach, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellow skin, skin rush, itching. See the doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What will be the effect of overdose on Excedrin (apap/asa/caffeine)?

Organ damage: Either your kidneys or liver can become permanently damaged. Follow the directions on the bottle to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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My friend took 5 Excedrin extra strength pills, 1 and a half Xannax, 2 ibuprofen, and 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. Can she overdose?

My friend took 5 Excedrin extra strength pills, 1 and a half Xannax, 2 ibuprofen, and 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. Can she overdose?

Not good: Because it is never a good idea to accept the details from a person in such distress, I'd urge that you err on the conservative side and get her to a medical facility (ER) ASAP. The risk of damage even if not lethal is high - so go. That way, things can begin to be treated and her future will be better. It's not your responsibility, but if she trusts you - it may really help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Excedrin 4 times a week?

Is it bad to take Excedrin 4 times a week?

No: You want to limit the use of excedrin as it is known to cause rebound headaches. If you are requiring this medication do often the you should discuss your problems with you primary doc. ...Read more

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Can taking 4 Excedrin every morning hurt me?

Can taking 4 Excedrin every morning hurt me?

Excedrin has ASA: Excedrin has aspirin. This can cause large and 'silent' ulcers. The Aspirin both causes the ulcer and masks the symptoms - i.e. They are painless until they bleed. The biggest ulcers i've seen were from excedrin... I suggest you get a better solution for the problems for which you're taking the excedrin... ...Read more

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When before Excedrin to get out of my system?

When before Excedrin to get out of my system?

Depends: If the medicine is taken every 8 hours, it will wear off in twice that. Also depends on how healthy your kidney and liver are, if you have any digestive problems, so that you didn't absorb the full dose. Safe to say by 24 h, but likely 12. ...Read more