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What Dose Of Paracetamol Cause Instant Death
My friend took 2000mg paracetamol in one dose (4 500mg Crocin tablets). What should I do? She is 28 and weighs 53kgs.
When we take a dose of paracetamol, is it flushed out from our body completely? If yes, how long does this take?
Paractetamol: The half life of paractamol is about 4 hours this means half of the drug is removed every 4 hours. Then an additional 1/2 of what is left is removed in another 4 hours and so on. So it will take multiples of 4 hours for it to be completely out of our system depending on the initial dose and on when additional doses are taken. ...Read more
Hello...Please what could be the cause of banging headache. The headache has been treated with paracetamol but no positive result. Please help!
Have had over 5 alcoholic drinks 20 hours ago. Can i start taking pain-relievers, particulary paracetamol at a normal daily doses?
Paracetamol: Paracetamol is available otc without a prescription. Drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking paracetamol is usually safe as long as you follow the advice above. Paracetamol should be used with caution if you have certain health conditions, such as liver problems. Caution is the best way to approach the use of paracetamol and alcohol. ...Read more
Are there health complications that can come from taking regular but correct doses of paracetamol for liver damage pain?
Probably Not: It is generally felt that this dosing is safe. However, studies have shown that even in normal patients, regular use of paracetamol can lead to elevations in the liver enyzmes. This means that some of the liver cells are being damaged. You should minimize your use as much as possible. ...Read more
What is the ideal spacing between doses of meds containing paracetamol, to avoid damaging the kidneys or liver in any way?
Liver Disease: The answer to your question really depends on the extent of drug induced damage which can be determined by lever function tests or even a liver biopsy. By all means, stay off medications or compounds that are hepatotoxic such as alcohol. If the extent of your liver damage is not extensive your liver may be able to heal itself.L. ...Read more
Fevers & paracetamol: Paracetamol works in the brain to stop any and all fevers. Of course it may only reduce fever, if the temp is very high. The medicine takes about 45 min to work and should last for 3 to 4 hours. Causes of fever are many-- usually it is the body's response to an "insult" such as infection. In the Philippines I would worry about infections such as dengue. Usually there r good clues 2 the diagnosis. ...Read more
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