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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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I am 5'7", 70 kg male.Taken 2g/day paracetamol for 18 days which I stopped on 31.08.16. Can this dose cause liver failure? LFT normal except sgpt 51.

I am 5'7", 70 kg male.Taken 2g/day paracetamol for 18 days which I stopped on 31.08.16. Can this dose cause liver failure? LFT normal except sgpt 51.

No: Paracetamol / acetaminophen / "Tylenol" needs to be taken in a single large dose to cause liver trouble. It's the excess at one time that the liver cannot manage without producing a toxic metabolite. Your SGPT being up may just reflect whatever illness led you to take the medication in the first place. ...Read more

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When we take a dose of paracetamol, is it flushed out from our body completely? If yes, how long does this take?

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

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Is it ok to drink after having a big dose of paracetamol?

Is it ok to drink after having a big dose of paracetamol?

Please have a friend: Or relative take you to the emergency room. You need to be medically evaluated for your overdose. Something is clearly wrong it you have overdosed and are considering drinking after that. Please seek and accept help now. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello...Please what could be the cause of banging headache. The headache has been treated with paracetamol but no positive result. Please help!

Hello...Please what could be the cause of banging headache.  The headache has been treated with paracetamol but no positive result. Please help!

I don't know the: cause of your headache. Have you tried Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medicine such as motrin? It may be helpful. If worst headache of life or it is becoming chronic - would have it assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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Can paracetamol cause miscarriage?

Can paracetamol cause miscarriage?

Paracetamol/Tylenol: No, taking Paracetamol at the recommended doses has not been shown to increase the risk for pregnancy loss or birth defects. You should ask your doctor how much Paracetamol you should be taking. The maximum recommended dose of 4 grams (4000mg) in one day. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What causes fever that is relieved by paracetamol?

What causes fever that is relieved by paracetamol?

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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How long should I space between oxycodone doses? (no paracetamol)

How long should I space between oxycodone doses? (no paracetamol)

Longer: The longer you can tolerate the pain the better to avoid more dependency. Typically at least a 4-6 hours interval is physiologic for short acting oxycodone. If ur requiring more due to pain then ask md about extended release. ...Read more

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Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Yes but: If taken more than the recommended dose. Protection can be gotten from taking n acetyl cysteine along with the paracetamol. ...Read more

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Have had over 5 alcoholic drinks 20 hours ago. Can i start taking pain-relievers, particulary paracetamol at a normal daily doses?

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

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I took paracetamol that was in my warm car for months. Would the heat cause paracetamol to become toxic? I'm really scared.

I took paracetamol that was in my warm car for months. Would the heat cause paracetamol to become toxic? I'm really scared.

Paracetamol: That has been in your car for several months may not be effective. Giving warm fluids with paracetamol will improve absorption and raise the level higher sooner. The medication in your car, I would not use. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the ideal spacing between doses of meds containing paracetamol, to avoid damaging the kidneys or liver in any way?

Paracetamol: Paracetamol is Acetaminophen ( tylenol)- dose recommended for adult every 4 to 6 hours- maximum dose total not to exceed 4g/ 24hr period to prevent from liver damage. ...Read more

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Can multiple overdoses of paracetamol and anti psychotics cause veins to shrink?

Can multiple overdoses of paracetamol and anti psychotics cause veins to shrink?

No: I overdoses of these meds do not cause veins to shrink. Multiple IVs and blood draws can scar your veins and make it difficult to have your blood drawn later because they can't find a vein to draw the blood from ...Read more

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What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg ?

What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg ?

10 mg/kg/dose: with doses every four hours is the maximum recommended. With high fever, one can give a slightly higher first dose then the rest of the doses should be 10mg/kg or 120 mg per dose. If you need to do this for longer than 2-3 days your child will need to be examined. ...Read more

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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

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Which internal organs may cause vibration in Perineum? The vibration happens when I am at laying position. No results of blood tests and Paracetamol.

Intestine: What you are experiencing as vibration is likely to be the movement of gas in the intestine. A second possibility is muscular contraction of the pelvic muscles. Such a sensation is usually not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I accidentally overdosed (10 x 500 mg) from expired paracetamol (01/2016) last saturday (03/04/17). What should I do ? Will it cause any liver Damage

I accidentally overdosed (10 x 500 mg) from expired paracetamol (01/2016) last saturday (03/04/17). What should I do ? Will it cause any liver Damage

No : 5 grams of acetaminophen once will not cause liver damage unless you are very small, use heavy amounts of it daily, are a heavy alcohol drinker, or have preexisting liver damage. Hopefully this wasn't intentional, as it is hard to take that much at once. If concerned, have levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

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