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Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Question?: I'm not sure what the question is - if you are asking if tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver, then yes. The fda recently decreased the maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) to 3, 000 mg per 24 hours in healthy adults. For kids or those with medical problems, the dose is even less. Overdosing on the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the worst deaths i've ever seen. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Can taking Advil (ibuprofen) daily cause kidney damage or liver damage?

Yes, but unlikely: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. All nsaids have the potential to cause kidney injury (nephrotoxicity) and elevated liver enzymes (hepatoxicity). Both would be uncommon if used as prescribed in a healthy person, more concerning would be the risk of stomach bleeding. At your age, you should work with your pt to resolve the pain so as to be able to stop taking nsaids in the long run. ...Read more

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Will pain killers damage my liver?

Will pain killers damage my liver?

Pain killers & liver: Contingent what type of pain medication you are taking for your problems. For example narcotic pain killers do not harm the liver. But Tylenol, (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage in high doses. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

Over 3000-4000mg/day: Can cause liver damage. One time using 7000 mg or more can cause permanent liver damage which may take weeks, months or years to show up. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause liver damage?

Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not: because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol. ...Read more

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Could light cannabis use for chronic pain damage the liver? What stresses more.. NSAIDs and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or cannabis ?

Could light cannabis use for chronic pain damage the liver? What stresses more.. NSAIDs and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or cannabis ?

Cannabis use: Cannabis has been used for pain since the Ming Dynasty. Some forms are better than others for pain. Some of the aromatic terpenes from cannabis can cause liver issues if taken in in large amounts. Vit A is another terpene (diterpene) that in large amounts can be quite toxic. Excessive use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver. NSAIDS can cause GI bleeding & kidney problems-inhibition of prostaglandin ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . ...Read more

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Could ibuprofen cause kidney of liver pain?

Could ibuprofen cause kidney of liver pain?

Possibly: Although they would be very rare side effects, Ibuprofen can cause liver problems including hepatitis and jaundice and kidney problems including kidney damage and kidney failure. I strongly recommend that you see a healthcare provider if you think you might have some of these side effects. ...Read more

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Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Absolutely: This entity, called analgesic nephropathy, was in fact one of the most common reason for people developing kidney failure and needing dialysis. I wrote a detailed article on this. Here is a link: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more

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What is a better drug for pain than hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Acetaminophen cause liver damage. Degenerative disc l3-5 andc3-5?

What is a better drug for pain than hydrocodone/acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen cause liver damage. Degenerative disc l3-5 andc3-5?

See details: This is a question what needs to be directed at your own doctors. Opioid pain meds need be handled by the doctors who know you best. The internet is not a place to find this answer. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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Will taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and drinking cause kidney pain?

Will taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and drinking cause kidney pain?

No: But you should not drink and take norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at the same time. Side effects can be significant. ...Read more

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Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods.did alcohol do this?

Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods.did alcohol do this?

Yes : heavy alcohol use can damage your liver fist. The gallbladder is part of biliary system- same as liver. Alcohol can also trigger pancreatitis, that also can be triggered by gallstones. Fatty foods can trigger gallbladder pain. Basically, the point is that everything is related, and I highly recommend for you to stop drinking and eating fatty foods. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants 5-10mg daily cause fatty liver. Or liver damage ? Thank u

Can anti depressants 5-10mg daily cause fatty liver. Or liver damage ? Thank u

Discuss w/ your Dr: There are many different medications for depression and that dose may be low for one and high for another. I know that ALL can harm livers and 5% of liver disease is attributed to them. That's not saying it will happen, but it's a serious concern. Consider non-drug CBT Tx as a way to minimize or avoid drugs - they are best to think of as short-term support while learning life skills. Best! ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more