Can you get kidney failure from overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Indirectly. Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause severe liver injury which itself can lead to associated kidney injury through a process known as "hepatorenal syndrome" generally the dose has to be sufficient to cause fulminant liver damage.

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Is it okay to take acetaminophen pills that also have caffeine if you have stage 3/4 kidney disease? I believe tylenol itself is considered safe.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for. Patients with kidney disease. But nsaids- like ibuprofen/motrin, aleve (naproxen) are not safe for renal patients .They cause constriction of renal arteries, thus decreasing blood flow by antagonizing the effect of prostaglandin. Caffeine is ok for patients with kidney disease but too much of it can raise the blood pressure. Hope all is well with your family! take care! Read more...
Pain pills. Acetaminophen with caffeine is fairly safe - be sure there is no aspirin or NSAID or phenacetin in the pills; do not exceed 2100 mg Acetaminophen per day; Read more...

I'm 24 and everytime I get my period my lower back hurts and tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help anymore. Wat else can I do?

Anti-inflammatory. Starting an anti-inflammatory (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc) the day before you expect your period, and using if for several days can be very helpful. Keep a diary or calendar! if this doesn't work, see your doctor as sometimes birth control pills can help with painful periods...Or at least make them more predictable so you will know when to start the anti-inflammatory. Read more...

What is harder on your kidneys, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?

Motrin. All nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories have adverse effects on the kidney. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should not be overdosed either as all medication has adverse effects on the body. Read more...
Excellent question. Acute, short term use is fine for either. Chronic daily use for either e.g. 4-6 tabs/day for years can be harmful to the kidneys. Alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin doses on a daily basis is actually more harmful than taking either one exclusively. If you need long term pain relief, discuss safety issues and alternatives with your doctor. Read more...

I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am I in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

Probably OK. The expiration date is most likely not a problem. As medications age, they become less potent, not dangerous. The potential danger with Acetaminophen is not to your kidneys, but your liver. It depends more on how many tablets you have taken, how long you have taken them, what other medicines you have been taking, and why. You should discuss all this with your physician. Read more...
Don't worry. They're fine. They might be slightly less potent, but not any more harmful. The risk i see in your question would be from frequent or high dosing (in which case, the expiration date isn't the problem) and the concern would be for the liver (so i'm not worried about your kidneys). If you are unsure, toss them. Read more...
Usually, no problem. Most of the medications continue to work for several years after their expiration date. According to one study, they may work for as long as 5-10 years from their expiration date, if they have been properly stored. Vitamins may loose their potency, if exposed to heat or sunlight. Thanks. Read more...