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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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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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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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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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Can antabuse (disulfiram) damage the liver? Can drinking alcohol twice while on antabuse (disulfiram) damage the liver?

Can antabuse (disulfiram) damage the liver? Can drinking alcohol twice while on antabuse (disulfiram) damage the liver?

Antabuse (disulfiram): Drinking damages liver way more than Antabuse (disulfiram) does. Antabuse (disulfiram) is fairly low risk as far as liver damage. I would not compromise on drinking while on Antabuse (disulfiram) due to severe interaction side effects Antabuse (disulfiram) and drinking have. It looks, though, that it really doesn't work in your case if you're planning to drink while taking it. I would seek another way of quitting drinking. ...Read more

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Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Yes: Actually, this is one of the late side effects of alcoholism. Did you see old alcoholics who walk mornings there legs very carefully, with wide base, slow, not strait? - this is probably is a sign of the cerebellar damage. Some of the neuropsychiatrists believe that cerebellum also"shapes" thinking. ...Read more

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Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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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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Why does alcohol damage the liver and not other organs?

Why does alcohol damage the liver and not other organs?

Not just the liver!: Alcohol can affect almost every major organ system. It can cause the heart to enlarge, it can significantly affect the nervous system in numerous ways, such as nerve damage, chronic brain damage that may be irreversable, stomach ulcers, vitamin deficiencies. Inflammation of the pancreas, bone marrow damage, increase risk of oral, esophogeal, breast, colon cancer. Abnormal bleeding, to name a few! ...Read more

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Can aspirin increase my liver enzymes the way alcohol does?

No : Aspirin is not toxic to the liver the way alcohol is. By contrast, the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is highly toxic to the liver in large doses. People who drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk of liver damage if they take excessive doses of tylenol or other drugs that contain acetaminophen. healthtap. ...Read more

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How can heavy drinking damage the liver?

How can heavy drinking damage the liver?

Absolutely: large consumption can lead to liver damage and possibly cirrhosis and fatty liver. everything done in moderation is often a good rule to follow ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol every day cause liver pain?

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Will drinking alcohol every day cause liver pain?

Beer stomach ulcer: Liver rarely has symptoms. Pain is from GI ulcers. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen: schizophrenia, severe mental problems along with alcoholism, autism, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now. ...Read more

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Taking Tylenol regularity but never more than the recommended dose for last few weeks.Social drinker.I'm worried about l have liver damage. Symptoms?

Taking Tylenol regularity but never more than the recommended dose for last few weeks.Social drinker.I'm worried about l have liver damage. Symptoms?

See your doctor.: Initially, there are no symptoms to the kind of damage that Tylenol can do to the liver. Although you are likely to have not done any damage to the liver if you followed the directions, it would be prudent to get some blood drawn to be sure. It is a simple blood test. If you are worried, I would try to limit Tylenol and avoid alcohol until you have the blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

Not short term: The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx. upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries. ...Read more

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Over 2 weeks I have taken 80 children's chewable Tylenol (80mg) and 102 extra strength Tylenol (500mg) could this cause liver damage? I'm not trying to harm my self just having back pain. Im not havin nausea or vomiting I feel ok

Over 2 weeks I have taken 80 children's chewable Tylenol (80mg) and 102 extra strength Tylenol (500mg) could this cause liver damage? I'm not trying to harm my self just having back pain. Im not havin nausea or vomiting I feel ok

Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): You have taken 80 x 80mg = 6400mg and 102 * 500mg = 51000mg for a total of 57400mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over a period of 14 days. This means you are averaging 4100mg per day of Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you have a liver condition (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis), are drinking a lot of alcohol, or are taking this dosage over long period, permanent damage can occur. ...Read more

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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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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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I drank 1 shot of alcohol then had two cups of water 1.5 hours ago. Just took a tylenol (acetaminophen). Will my liver fail and i die?

Not likely if you : Took one tylenol (acetaminophen) as stated. However, tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is a leading cause of liver failure & death. ...Read more

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Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

No: Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more