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Expired Paracetamol Effects
I accidentally overdosed (10 x 500 mg) from expired paracetamol (01/2016) last saturday (03/04/17). What should I do? Will it cause any liver Damage
No: 5 grams of acetaminophen once will not cause liver damage unless you are very small, use heavy amounts of it daily, are a heavy alcohol drinker, or have preexisting liver damage. Hopefully this wasn't intentional, as it is hard to take that much at once. If concerned, have levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more
My pain relievers (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol) have expired on August 2014. How safe would it be to use them and what are the risks if I do?
Liver failure: Initially the symptoms of overdose are nonspecific (nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, etc) but paracetamol (also called acetaminophen) overdose can lead to the most worrisome effect - acute liver failure. An antidote is available but must be administered in a timely fashion. If untreated, liver failure due to paracetamol overdose can ultimately lead to death. ...Read more
Liver failure, spasm: Paracetamol (= Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is an example in us) overdose can be fatal. It is toxic to the liver in high doses, and can lead to acute liver failure. Metoclopramide (reglan in us, maxolon in uk) can cause an acute dystonic reaction, which consists of involuntary movements/spasms. It is important never to take a higher dose of any med than prescribed or labeled. If overdosed, go to er. ...Read more
What would the effects of taking 2800mg ibuprofen with 3000mg of paracetamol be at a weight of 54kg?
Liver/kidney damage: This is a serious issue if you took them as a single dose. If this is taken as divided doses in one day then it is a different issue. The highest maximum allowable dose in 24 hrs. Is 3000 mg. Of Paracetamol and 2400mg. Of Ibuprofen. DO NOT EXCEED THIS DOSE. Also prolonged use of Ibuprofen can lead to gastric ulcer and stomach bleeding. Prolonged use of Paracetamol can lead to kidney / liver damage ...Read more
No problem: No known interactions between the two. You can take them together if indicated. ...Read more
I took an overdose on Wednesday night of 24x500mg paracetamol. Received hospital treatment but have taken a small amount more, feeling side effects?
Why: What are you doing? You should go back to the hospital. Why do you want to harm yourself? You must seek help right away. You can see things clearly if you work at it and have am someone to guide you harming yourself is not the answer ...Read more
Taking zupar tablet containing 350mg ibruphen, 150mg paracetamol 2-3 times a week for headache, what will be side effects in long run. Hav acidreflux?
See details: The only real risk at this dosage schedule is GI irritation. ...Read more
Stomach pain & more: The most common side effects of Ibuprofen are stomach pain, gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, kidney injury, nausea, diarrhea, throat swelling and liver injury. Acetaminophen can cause nausea, headache, kidney injury and liver failure (in overdose). In general, Acetaminophen is far safer an side effects are much less common than with ibuprofen. ...Read more
The side effects of aceclofenac 100 mg+ paracetamol 500mg, rootcal-ct, etova - p contains etodolac400mg paracetamol 500mg will have on pregnancy?
Paracetamol is fine: Paracetamol is acceptable medication for pregnancy, etodolac, however, is not. Etodolac and other nsaids can cause birth defects, especially if taken in a third trimester. If taken in large amounts it can also be harmful to a pregnant woman. If you took only 1 or 2 pills, however, do not worry about it, the risk is likely very low. Just avoid taking it going forward. Good luck. ...Read more
My baby is 7 months breastfed what pain medication can I use if my neck is very sore to relax muscles that is safe? Other than paracetamol. Stronger? That won't harm her at all? I don't mind her a bit sleepy but no bad effects on her health
They are the same.: From wikipedia: the words Acetaminophen (used in the United States, canada, japan, south korea, hong kong, and iran) and paracetamol (used elsewhere) both come from a chemical name for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. In some contexts, it is simply abbreviated as apap, for acetyl-para-aminophenol. ...Read more
Paracetamol dose: Healthy adult weighing more than 50 kg can take 1 gram of paracetamol every 6 hourly per day, maximum recommended dosage in a day is 4 grams. Anything more than this would be too much. If someone has health issues maximum recommended dosage might be different for them. ...Read more
Let me explain:
It is important to remember that, when used at therapeutic levels, paracetamol is usually safe and effective. However taking 4 g per day (or slightly more) for a few days, has been known to result in hepatotoxicity.
The treatment of this condition should be done doctor supervision and may need intensive care admission. ...Read more
Poison control/911: Paracetamol = acetaminophen =Tylenol: Exceeding the dosage can be harmful. It depends on quantity and intent. If the intent was too hurt yourself, call 911, This needs emergency treatment. If that is not your intent & you have taken the normal dose more often than suggested call your state's poison control hotline (To find your state's poison control center see http://www. Aapcc. Org/ ...Read more
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