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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Acetaminophen Liver Damage

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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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Tuesday and Wednesday I took 30 childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) (80mg) since Thursday I've takin 80 tablets of extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). Well I develop liver damage?

Tuesday and Wednesday I took 30 childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) (80mg) since Thursday I've takin 80 tablets of extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). Well I develop liver damage?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: 30 tylenol (acetaminophen) tab x8o = 2400 mg a day that is sill ok. But taking 80 tablets of 500mg over 4 days that is 20 tablets a day. May I ask why? Are you in pain or trying to hurt yourself. This high dose can cause live damage, your maximum dose shouldn't exeed 8 tables /day. If you're in pain or going feeling depressed , you need to see your doctor ASAP or ER. Please get help right now. Good luck ...Read more

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Been on 10/325 for 11 year for pain. New fda drug zohrydro has no tylenol (acetaminophen). Concerned about liver damage. Is this a better rx?

Been on 10/325 for 11 year for pain. New fda drug zohrydro has no tylenol (acetaminophen). Concerned about liver damage. Is this a better rx?

Not necessarily: You have been taking Percocet for 11 years, Oxycontin has been on the market the same amount of time that you have been on medication and has the same opiate component, yet were never placed on it. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) (say 500mg) cause liver damage independently? Do even such low doses pose a risk in a healthy person w no other meds?

Should be safe: A single dose of 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) should be safe to a normal sized healthy adult . If you have any concern or medical conditions consult your doctor. ...Read more

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18 yrs old, 5'4, 110lbs. I take max daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).I heard about staggeredod/liver damage. How much extra/how many days till liver damage/failure?

18 yrs old, 5'4, 110lbs. I take max daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).I heard about staggeredod/liver damage. How much extra/how many days till liver damage/failure?

TYLENOL (acetaminophen) TOXICITY: Too much tylynol intake affects the liver. This is known by the liver enzyme elevation during blood exams. Your md will warn you about liver toxicity. ...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?

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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How much lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I take every day before causing liver damage?

Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Locet has 650mg Acetaminophen (this is the issue). If you take 7gm in one dose you will have liver failure. The fda suggested max daily dose is 4gm - from a clinician point of view it is not recommended to take more than 2-2.5gm per day. The fda will be limiting meds to no more than 350mg of Acetaminophen per tab. ...Read more

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Liver transplant 3 years ago. Feeling tired 2 days ago 99.9F.yesterday 100.3. Today 101 taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) no more symptoms. Should I go to the hospital?

Liver transplant 3 years ago. Feeling tired 2 days ago 99.9F.yesterday 100.3. Today 101 taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) no more symptoms. Should I go to the hospital?

See transplant MD: Liver transplant patients can get the same diseases that non-transplant patients get, such as a common cold, flu, etc. But because your system is immunosuppressed, you should see your transplant team for blood work and possibly additional tests, such as an ultrasound. Call your coordinator and be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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