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What happens when liver is inflamed from tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What happens when liver is inflamed from tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Most People Survive: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is very serious. If discovered in time, the antidote will help prevent injury. Of all overdoses, <1% of patients die. If not discovered in time, patients can develop acute liver failure and up to 30% can die from this or need transplant. Please read package labeling and do not take more than prescribed or recommended. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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Is there a chance of liver damage one week after a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Is there a chance of liver damage one week after a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

You are quite lucky: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is a serious medical condition which can lead to severe liver and death. Fortunately, if you made through it and recovered, most likely the liver will heal completely. Since you are only 19 and I assume in good health, your complete recovery is likely. Take care of yourself. Take care of your health. You were very luck consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an acetominophen (tylenol) overdose or poisoning?

What sort of problem is an acetominophen (tylenol) overdose or poisoning?

Liver failure: Most dangerous result of Acetaminophen poisoning is liver failure leading to severe damage of all system and often to death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

Charcoal NAC psych: First, assess the likelihood of significant overdose. Determine if acute or chronic. If a significant acute od and within first four hours - administer activated charcoal then begin n acetylcysteine. Consider consultation with liver / toxicologist if severe or multi organ failure. Consult psychiatry if intentional od. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for you to die without treatment on a acetaminophen (tylenol) overdose?

Depends: That depends on a lot of factors, such as body weight, amount of Acetaminophen taken, etc. If you or someone you know is considering overdosing, I strongly urge you to seek help for yourself or them. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my liver repair itself? (after acetaminophen overdose)

What can I do to help my liver repair itself? (after acetaminophen overdose)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: Not sure of the severity of your liver injury when you had tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose. However, your liver should be able to recover fully after that episode. In the mean time, I would avoid tylenol (acetaminophen), alcohol, or anything toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a major paracetamol ibuprofen panadol (acetaminophen) and aspirin overdose help?

Go to Emergency Room: Major doses of these medications can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and liver failure. Go to the emergency room, the sooner the better. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Over 4 grams will produce a metabolite that will injure your liver. Otherwise sometimes asthma rarely, rash GI effects rarely. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose painful?

Liver failure: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can kill. An overdose of Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure, which is a highly unpleasant event to go through. It is associated with cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) and blood clots and other nasty complications and can lead to the need for a liver transplant or to death. Tylenol within labeled limits is safe for most people. Taking more can kill. ...Read more

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What are the signs of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the signs of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Variable: Nausea and vomiting in od situations is common. Most of the danger with tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetamenophen) comes from potential liver toxicity which can be fatal. Symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramping, yellow discoloration to eyes/skin and more. It should be suspected in all od's due to the ubiquitous presence of the drug, and one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is it like to die from a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Not pretty.: Following an acute overdose there is a period of typical GI distress (up to 24 hours) then a period of feeling well up to 72 hours before complete liver failure and varying degrees of other failure ensues. Overall a relatively long and unpleasant experience by all. ...Read more

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Can a minor acetaminophen overdose (taking five extra-strength tylenol at once) cause a problem?

Can a minor acetaminophen overdose (taking five extra-strength tylenol at once) cause a problem?

No: Assuming you're >12 years old, don't have aids, alcoholism, or other chronic liver disease, you should be okay. For anyone interested in learning everything you wanted to know about tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, but were afraid to ask, please direct your web browser to: http://www. Tylenolprofessional. Com/assets/overdose_monograph. Pdf. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) OD: An oversode of tylenol (acetaminophen) can seriously damage the liver. The antidote to tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is n-acetylcysteine (nac). It must be given within eight hours of ingesion of the tylenol (acetaminophen).Tylenol can destroy the liver if ingested in toxic doses. ...Read more

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Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Glutathione: The reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter through the GI tract, it's also difficult to get through the skin as well. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body. It is vital in both phases of liver detoxification. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is detoxified in the liver. ...Read more

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Major headache on left side after tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose 2days ago feels like a lot of pressure in my in head?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) OD: I have a few questions. Did you mean to overdose? How much did you take? Were you seen by a doctor? A tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can be very dangerous and the effects aren't seen immediately, but it is toxic to your liver.! 5 pills of Extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) at one time or in a day is considered an overdose. If you haven't been seen, please see your doctor or go to an ER. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

TO ER: Acetaminophen's largest side-effect is liver damage at high doses. Recently the recommendations have been lowered to 3000 mg/day from 4000. The danger level varies but is easily reached within the contents of a bottle. The liver failure can be rapid, fatal and permanent. Go! ...Read more

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I. Have a constant headache after Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose 2months ago dr gave me fioricet for headaches but they dnt seem to help?

I. Have a constant headache after Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose 2months ago dr gave me fioricet for headaches but they dnt seem to help?

Migraines: Chronic migraines could be due to improper use of pain medications. Medication overuse headache can lead to frequent headaches. Inability to identify triggers is also a possibility. Botulinum chemodenervation has been approved for treatment of frequent migraines more than 14 days a month. Occipital/supra orbital nerve stimulator may be effective. Consult your MD for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take nething for headache n dizziness after being released from hospital for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Can I take nething for headache n dizziness after being released from hospital for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Hydration and rest: If it was an acetaminophen OD you were treated for then, I'd expect those symptoms for few days & strongly advise you approach the problems conservatively. Don't get drawn into taking more pills to chase down problems that were created by OTHER pills...that doesn't make sense. Please be careful with acetaminophen. Don't know why/how you OD'ed but that can be a fast 1 way ticket OUT of this world. ...Read more

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Major headache after tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose 2 days ago lots of pressure on left side tylenol (acetaminophen) volume @ ER was 67 treated with charcoal phenagren and valtin?

Why: Hello dear, Why did you "overdose" on tylenol, although you were not specific. Please remember that acetaminophen is the #1 cause of liver failure.You have listed"severe headache, percocet".Please see your family doctor or internist for more help. You may need testing &/or counselling. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Just released from ER for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose I have a huge headache n dizzy spells is there nething I can take to feel better?

Be aware: These may be rebound headaches as your body readjusts after too much acetaminophen (Tylenol). This may get worse before it gets better. With a recent overdose and limited understanding of the complex issues behind this and your medical history, I wouldn't feel comfortable recommended anything more than relaxation techniques, like meditation, or cold/hot packs. Hopefully time heals all. Good luck ...Read more

Acetaminophen Overdose (Definition)

Acetaminophen is only toxic at high doses. Recently, because Acetaminophen is added to many different types of over-the-counter medications, a recommendation has been made to decrease the daily recommendation for Acetaminophen from 4000 to 3000 mg per day. Acetaminophen becomes toxic when your bodies stores of glutathionine get used up by metabolizing acetaminophen, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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