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I took seven acetaminophen wallgreens brand extra strength pills. What can happen?

I took seven acetaminophen wallgreens brand extra strength pills. What can happen?

Large dose: Tylenol or acetominophen in large doses can cause severe liver damage and death. You took 3500 mg. If spread over twenty four hours you exceeded max recommended dose by 500 mg. Should be ok alternatively taken at one time would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I gave my 3 year old expired acetaminophen. It was a brand new bottle ...but it is expired by 18 months. Should I be worried?

I gave my 3 year old expired acetaminophen. It was a brand new bottle ...but it is expired by 18 months. Should I be worried?

No worries: The purpose of expiration dates are to limit the period for which the manufacturer is responsible for quality and effectiveness. There is no evidence that using medicine past the expiration is harmful. ...Read more

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Is there a shelf life on acetaminophen?

Yes!: All medications have a "shelf life" or expiration date. ...Read more

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Had a breast augmentation on Wed (Jan 7). Was prescribed hydrocodne/acetaminophen 7.5/325mg, Valium 5mg, and Promethazine 25mg. I did not realize until tonight (January 11th) having drinks with a friend that the half life of Valium is so long. I last too

Had a breast augmentation on Wed (Jan 7).
Was prescribed hydrocodne/acetaminophen 7.5/325mg, Valium 5mg, and Promethazine 25mg. 
I did not realize until tonight (January 11th) having drinks with a friend that the half life of Valium is so long.
I last too

Finish the question: The drugs you are taking are standard post op. prescriptions for augmentations but you should not be using very much of the medicine by now. Ibuprofen (Advil etc.) should be sufficient. Get off the valium and all will settle down. ...Read more

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How much acetaminophen is too much?

How much acetaminophen is too much?

It depends: This is an important question. Too much Acetaminophen is dangerous. According to epocrates, a drug information program, most healthy adults can get up to about 1, 000 mg in 4 hrs, and 4, 000 mg (4 grams) per day safely. Children should get less, based on their age or weight. Read labels carefully, and ask your doctor or nurse if unsure. ...Read more

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