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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


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Can acetaminophen overdose be cured?

Can acetaminophen overdose be cured?

Yes: You need prompt care in a hospital. Treatment is with a drug called acetadote. ...Read more

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How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

How serious is acetaminophen overdose?

Very Very Serious: One of the most common overdoses in the country is acetamenophen overdose. Every day there are ICU over the country with patient overdosed on this drug. It causes liver failure and and death. Sadly this is all due to an over the counter drug. Acetamenophen should be used cautiously, carefully and for it's intended purpose. See care immediatley if you suspect your have overdosed on this med. ...Read more

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How do I treat acetaminophen overdose?

Dial 911 immediately: If you believe you have overdosed on acetaminophen, dial 911. Plain and simple. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of acetaminophen overdose?

What are the consequences of acetaminophen overdose?

Liver damage: Acetamenophen can damage the liver. It can be mild and barely undetectable all the way to death. If you suspicion any problem with acetamenophen poisoning, please go to the er immediately! ...Read more

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What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the tests for panadol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Usual LFT: Liver function tests such alt, ast (previously known as SGOT and sgpt)and ggt(very sensative) are most often used. Over tests are usually part of a comprehensive metaboic profile that measures electrolytes, other products of liver function, etc.Chronic toxicity even more serious when combined with alcohol. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

What should I do about potential acetaminophen overdose?

ER: you call 911 or go to the ER immediately after reading this sentence. ...Read more

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How could a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose affect you?

How could a panadol (acetaminophen) overdose affect you?

Panadol (acetaminophen): Its all about the Acetaminophen content - if you take 7gm in one dose you will have liver failure. If you consistently take 4gm per day and take alcohol you will have liver toxicity and failure over time. ...Read more

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