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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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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) overdose painful?

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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Paracetamol, ibuprofen, co codamol or codeine phosphate?

Paracetamol, ibuprofen, co codamol or codeine phosphate?

I don't see a ???: You list several meds but failed to ask a question. Please resubmit with a question. ...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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Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: This is a combination medication that includes - acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). It can be effective for sleep but unless pain or inflammation is associated with your insomnia, the Tylenol may not be a necessary component. ...Read more

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Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more

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Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, safe?

Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, safe?

If you do: Would consider alternating them, and not taking the maximum allowable dose for each, rather take less 25% less than that. If you have hepatitis or bad liver would not take tylenol; or bad kidney or allergies to anti-inflammatory medicine/aspirin, would not take aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) od cause drowsiness?

Yes!: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can be associated with drowsiness, changes in level of consciousness or coma, seizures, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Several otc forms of tylenol (acetaminophen) include the combination of tylenol (acetaminophen) with other drugs such as Codeine (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) 3) or a cough suppressant (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat). These drugs can also make a person drowsy even at low doses. Tylenol (acetaminophen) od is an emergency! ...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) 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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Combining tylenol (acetaminophen) and hydrocodone, is this okay?

Combining tylenol (acetaminophen) and hydrocodone, is this okay?

Combination: Yes this is possible. Many preparations have this combination eg lortab, norco, xodol you have to be careful not to use more than 350mg tylenol (acetaminophen). New fda guideline limits tylenol (acetaminophen) component to no more than 350mg. ...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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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