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Is it safe to take aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have hepatitis c?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) in large amounts can be toxic to liver. Aspirin might be ok if cleared by your pcp.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) in large amounts can be toxic to liver. Aspirin might be ok if cleared by your pcp.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
In general hepatologists avoid aspirin or NSAIDs in liver disease. Tylenol - up to 4 500 mg tabs/day can be used IF there is NO alcohol consumption. And, of coruse, if there is an ongoing need for analgesia, one asks why???
Dr. Jason Kim
Anesthesiology
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In brief: It depends

Aspirin usually is okay but i would check with your pcp! tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually not a good choice since it can be toxic to the liver!

In brief: It depends

Aspirin usually is okay but i would check with your pcp! tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually not a good choice since it can be toxic to the liver!
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Liver

The short answer is that tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for transplant patients with certain restrictions: it can be safe.
For a normal adult, no more than 2 grams/day with no alcohol. For a variety of reasons, even social alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) do not mix. Aspirin and nsaids should be avoided by those with liver disease. These are general guideliens, of course. Speak with your GI or liver specialist as needed.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Liver

The short answer is that tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for transplant patients with certain restrictions: it can be safe.
For a normal adult, no more than 2 grams/day with no alcohol. For a variety of reasons, even social alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) do not mix. Aspirin and nsaids should be avoided by those with liver disease. These are general guideliens, of course. Speak with your GI or liver specialist as needed.
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