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How soon after overdosing on acetaminophen would jaundice appear?

How soon after overdosing on acetaminophen would jaundice appear?

72 hours: Jaundice is a late sign of significant Acetaminophen toxicity. This is stage iii of toxicity and is often accompanied by very high ast/alt and severe impairment of liver synthetic capacity. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How quickly following overdosing on acetaminophen does jaundice appear?

How quickly following overdosing on acetaminophen does jaundice appear?

It depends: Jaundice is one of the late symptoms of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, but can occur in hours or up to 72 hours. If you have that you need to go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) is not contraindicated in most liver diseases if the total daily dose is < 3000-4000 mg. The exceptions would be acute tyenol overdose and active alcoholic liver disease. I would ask your obstetrician to ensure there is no contraindications from a fetal standpoint. ...Read more

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I mistakenly took 4.5 g overdose of acetimenophen over 96 hrs ago. Should i be in the clear? I have pinching pain 2 in under rt rib but no jaundice

See doctor: It is hard to say; the tylenol (acetaminophen) nomogram for toxicity was based on a 7g single dose. Taking 4.5 grams over the course of a day is higher than recommended, but with no symptoms, there's not likely anything to do (especially 96 hours out). The risk also greatly increases with any liver disease. If you are concerned, see your doctor for lft tests to make sure everything is clear. ...Read more

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How fast can you overdose on acetaminophen if you took 4500mg at once ?

How fast?: Not exactly sure of the question. The overdose occurs at the time you take the med. Unfortunately the fallout from Acetaminophen overdose takes several days to unfold and is generally a miserable way to go. In massive OD death is within a few days. If you or someone you know is considering this please get them to professional help. ...Read more

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How do I treat acetaminophen overdose?

Dial 911 immediately: If you believe you have overdosed on acetaminophen, dial 911. Plain and simple. ...Read more

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What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Usual LFT: Liver function tests such alt, ast (previously known as SGOT and sgpt)and ggt(very sensative) are most often used. Over tests are usually part of a comprehensive metaboic profile that measures electrolytes, other products of liver function, etc.Chronic toxicity even more serious when combined with alcohol. ...Read more

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How could a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose affect you?

How could a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose affect you?

Panadol (acetaminophen): Its all about the Acetaminophen content - if you take 7gm in one dose you will have liver failure. If you consistently take 4gm per day and take alcohol you will have liver toxicity and failure over time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acetaminophen overdose?

What is the definition or description of: acetaminophen overdose?

You are OK or dead: 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, resulting in liver failure. ...Read more

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What are the main effects of a tylenol (acetaminophen) pm overdose?

Liver damage: If you take more than 8 pills of tylenol pm [or a total of 4, 000 milligrams of any acetaminophen], you can damage your liver seriously. Overdose of antihistamine can cause confusion, drowsiness, seizures, high blood pressure, fast pulse, high temperature, trouble peeing, even seizures. Call your doc or poison control [1-800-222-1222] immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more