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How long does it take to die from acetaminophen overdose poisoning?

How long does it take to die from acetaminophen overdose poisoning?

About three days: In severe acetominophen toxicity, death can occur in three days from liver failure, unless emergency medical treatment is promptly started. Mild to moderate acetominophen overdose poisoning can cause liver inflammation and reversible liver damage, but rarely causes liver failure and death. ...Read more

Acetaminophen Overdose (Definition)

Acetaminophen is only toxic at high doses. Recently, because Acetaminophen is added to many different types of over-the-counter medications, a recommendation has been made to decrease the daily recommendation for Acetaminophen from 4000 to 3000 mg per day. Acetaminophen becomes toxic when your bodies stores of glutathionine get used up by metabolizing acetaminophen, ...Read more


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What is it like to die from a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What is it like to die from a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Not pretty.: Following an acute overdose there is a period of typical GI distress ( up to 24 hours) then a period of feeling well up to 72 hours before complete liver failure and varying degrees of other failure ensues. Overall a relatively long and unpleasant experience by all. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

ER: you call 911 or go to the ER immediately after reading this sentence. ...Read more

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What to do if possible paracetamol/acetaminophen overdose.?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: Treatment is n -acetylcysteine (nac). Treat patients with evidence of hepatic failure, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathy, and/or encephalopathy in an intensive care unit (icu). Transfer patients with evidence of clinically significant hepatotoxicity to a medical facility with intensive care support and organ transplant services. *in the United States, call 1-800-222-1222. *use charcol if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acetaminophen overdose?

What is the best treatment for acetaminophen overdose?

ER now!!: Acetaminophen is one of the few otc drugs that can be lethal on overdose. It is also commonly combined with opiates and opioids in prescription pain meds. If you feel that you have overdosed on acetaminophen, you need to go to the nearest er right now to receive the proper care! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

N-acetyl Cysteine: Nac is a specific treatment. Other treatment as indicated by symptoms and labs. Don't undertake on your own! ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Not every day: It happens, obviously frequency depends on volume of patients seen. It is not a frequent er presentation in my experience. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Over 4 grams will produce a metabolite that will injure your liver. Otherwise sometimes asthma rarely, rash GI effects rarely. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more