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How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

How many acetaminophen would cause liver damage?

Eight plus: Most Acetaminophen pills are 500 mg. The generally accepted rule of thumb is that more than 4 grams (4000 mg) is likely to injure the liver. Thus a person should not exceed eight Acetaminophen pills per day. Less is even better. ...Read more

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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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I took two different medicines that both contain Acetaminophen, should I be worried? It says it causes severe liver damage and I'm scared about that

I took two different medicines that both contain Acetaminophen, should I be worried? It says it causes severe liver damage and I'm scared about that

Great question but: ...HealthTap doctors are asked only to respond to questions from individuals >16 years old. Consider having an older relative re-pose the question or contact your physician with your concern. ...Read more

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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

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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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10 years ago I took 10-15 tylenol (acetaminophen) at once - could i have permanent liver damage?

10 years ago I took 10-15 tylenol (acetaminophen) at once - could i have permanent liver damage?

Liver damage: you could have injured your liver but it would be a rather small amount if any from a 1 time overdose of acetominophen.....nothing to worry about if you've had no sequelae to this point. ...Read more

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I took about 8 pills of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over the last 24 hours (each capsule has 325 mg Acetaminophen), do I have to worry about liver damage?

I took about 8 pills of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over the last 24 hours (each capsule has 325 mg Acetaminophen), do I have to worry about liver damage?

No: As long as baseline liver function is normal and not taking other interacting medications or substances should be okay. Discuss better curative and treatment options with your doctor as long term use can lead to adverse effect. ...Read more

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How long can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for pain without liver damage? Have been on it for over a week am still in lots of pain. Would Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 be better?

Safe if Prescribed: You do not have any risk of liver damage if you are taking as prescribed and are not abusing alcohol.Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codein is safe Follow up with your doctor about change in dose or another prescription for pain ...Read more

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Tues & Wed I took 30 childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) (80mg) since Thursday I've takin 80 tablets of extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). will this cause liver damage ?

Tues & Wed I took 30 childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) (80mg) since Thursday I've takin 80 tablets of extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). will this cause liver damage ?

Very high dose: you took too much Tylenol. The safe limit is 4000mg/24 hours. Here is FDA position:FDA set the safe 24-hour dose limit of acetaminophen at 4,000 mg per adult, but some doctors say that it should be capped at 3,250 per day. I wish nothing happens to your liver. Why you needed so much Tylenol? ...Read more

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