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What Dose Of Paracetamol Cause Instant Death
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
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
My friend took 2000mg paracetamol in one dose (4 500mg Crocin tablets). What should I do? She is 28 and weighs 53kgs.
Hello...Please what could be the cause of banging headache. The headache has been treated with paracetamol but no positive result. Please help!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What is the ideal spacing between doses of meds containing paracetamol, to avoid damaging the kidneys or liver in any way?
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
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
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
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
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
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