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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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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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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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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

Low dose recommended: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours). In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Does oxycodone without acetaminophen harm the liver?

Does oxycodone without acetaminophen harm the liver?

No harm: Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Opioids do not cause organ damage with long-term use. Oxycodone has a high risk for abuse and severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. Be sure you know how to take oxycodone and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. ...Read more

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IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

Yes it can be: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 has codeine in it and that can be habit-forming and dependency can occur. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) threes mixed with alcohol lethal?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) threes mixed with alcohol lethal?

DEPENDS ON AMOUNT: It can be lethal if both are taken in excess.Alcohol in large amount can be rarely lethal and so is codein and acetaminophen(tylenol 3 contains Codeine and acetaminophen)alcohol and Acetaminophen in large quantitiy are toxic for liver and in large amounts can cause liver failure and large doses of Codeine can cause respiratory depression so it depends on amount ingested in combination. ...Read more

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Is vaporized marijuana more dangerous with with liver cirrhosis?

Is vaporized marijuana more dangerous with with liver cirrhosis?

Marijuana: Regular use of marijuana is associated with higher risk of moderate to severe liver fibrosis and scarring -- very bad by itself, much worse if you already have cirrhosis. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080128140840.htm. ...Read more

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Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Antibiotic: There are numerous antibiotics that would be safe. However, of course every illness has its own prescribed regimen. Also if a hepatic impaired patient does have to take a medicine that can impact their liver then often the dose is lowered and liver function is followed closely. ...Read more

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Pregnancy and elevated liver enzymes of ALT 54? Pregnancy related? No alcohol. No meds, except materna, iron pill (palafer cf) & occasional tylenol (acetaminophen).

Pregnancy and elevated liver enzymes of ALT 54? Pregnancy related? No alcohol. No meds, except materna, iron pill (palafer cf) & occasional tylenol (acetaminophen).

Yes.: If you have only alt elevetion and the rest of your blood work and exam is ok, you may have intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy -icp, which would resolve after delivery. Gallbladder us and elevated GGT confirm the diagnosis. The combination with the low platelets and elevated blood pressure, or hellp syndrome, is a complication of the severe preeclampsia which needed emergent hospitalisatio. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Can overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) gelcaps really be fatal?

Yes: Overdosing on any form of Acetaminophen (tylenol) or any other medicine that contains Acetaminophen (also abbreviated apap) such as in Percocet can be fatal. It blocks the glutathione enzyme in the liver which can send it into acute failure. As the name implies, you can't live without the liver. The "cure" for liver failure is urgent transplantation. ...Read more

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Does overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) cause deafness?

Does overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) cause deafness?

Not exactly: Interestingly, Acetaminophen has always been considered a safe pain medication when hearing loss was concerned. When the large population study in framingham was analyzed, however, men who regularly took acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and even Aspirin in their younger years were found to have higher rates of hearing loss than those that did not take these medications. ...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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Is paracetamol more toxic to the liver than opiates?

Is paracetamol more toxic to the liver than opiates?

A Tough Comparison..: (1) tylenol (acetaminophen) (paracetamol) is a direct liver toxin and had been a leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S. & britain. (2) opiods, rarely, may cause idiosyncratic liver toxicity (a different mechanism) that may require relatively higher doses. Neither drug should be taken in excess of routine dosing guidelines. ...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