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Panadol Overdose In Children
Dose highly variable:
Panadol (paracetamol) in uk and tylenol (acetaminophen)in north america
the toxic dose is variable in individuals. A single dose of 10 grms has a pretty good chance of causing toxicity. Intermittent doses more than 2grms a day if taken along with alcohol and/or other drugs toxic to liver can also cause toxicity. A single dose less than 10 grms with alcohol overdose can be toxic to liver. ...Read more
What to do if I am going to overdose on panadol (acetaminophen) tomorrow, say I don't succeed, what might happen to me?
Don't do it!: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
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
Acutely or Chronic: Same thing as acetaminophen. Previously 4000mg per day was considered safe. That dose now recognized as associated with liver damage after as little as 3 weeks. Probably shouldn't exceed 2500mg a day on a chronic bases and you should have liver function tests every 6 months at that dose. You may not have any symptoms until damage is advanced. ...Read more
How many panadol (acetaminophen) tablets does it take to cause an overdose. And how many to make it fatal?
Please seek help!!!:
I am concerned that you are asking this because you are considering trying an overdose. If you want to kill yourself this is not a good way to do it- panadol (acetaminophen) overdose causes liver failure which causes a long, painful ; very unpleasant death over several weeks.
If you are considering suicide please seek help from a friend, family member, professional or suicide hotline. There are better solutions. ...Read more
What to do if I am going to attempt a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose tomorrow by taking around 130 panadol (acetaminophen). say on the off chance I don't succeed, what might happen to me?
GET HELP NOW!!!!!: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
N-acetyl Cysteine: Nac is a specific treatment. Other treatment as indicated by symptoms and labs. Don't undertake on your own! ...Read more
Headache in children that goes away with panadol (acetaminophen) once every 2 weeks or so, is something wrong? No msg food given
Headaches: There are various causes for headaches in children. One is migraine and another is tension. Is your child getting enough sleep? Does he get dehydrated because of the hotweather in jordon? Keep him well hydrated. Another cause may be sinus headaches caused by allergy. With his history I would not worry about a brain tumor. ...Read more
I'm worried that I've been taking 2 tabs of panadol (acetaminophen) night to help me sleep for over a year now like almost everyday. Not overdosing, but is it safe?
Panadol is a brand of acetaminophen. If someone takes more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen, get medical help immediately, even if the person does not have any symptoms. Symptoms of overdose may include:
loss of appetite
unusual bleeding or bruising
pain in the right part of the stomach
yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...Read more
Hi, during first trimester I have taken lot of panadol (acetaminophen) and daflon overdose afraid something could happen to baby?
Relax: Most of the time, things that you did before you found out you were pregnant do not carry significant problems. If a baby survives the first trimester, chances are the baby will be fine. It's too late for you to do anything about it anyway, so relax. As an example, even though smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, using cocaine increase risk to babies, majority are still born normal. ...Read more
My son has fever can I give him panadol (acetaminophen) for children I'm worried if right for him but it's written in box it's for children?
What to do if I had a major paracetamol ibuprofen panadol (acetaminophen) and aspirin overdose help?
I'm a mother to 4 children I'm 33 yrs old I have heavy feeling in my legs and my feet ache I take Panadol and Advil (ibuprofen) to ease the pain I'm feed up!
Nothing: No side effects expected. The real question is how did it happen, and how to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more
Meinier's: Can be difficult to manage. Please discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Panadol (acetaminophen): It depends on the milligram dose. If each tablet has a high milligram dose - then you il have taken too much. If its the regular panadol (acetaminophen) 500mg - then nothing will happen, if its the enhanced type, then as log you do not exceed 2-2.5gm per day you are fine. ...Read more
Wrong question 2 ask: But since you're asking, the answer is that it's time for you to seek medical attention for suicidal ideation. Of course, this being the Internet, I have no idea of intention behind your question/post. Perhaps you're asking out of concern for someone else. In which case, you can easily find answer by searching online w/o asking physician. But as a physician, I have to assume worst. Go to ER 4 help ...Read more