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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Low dose recommended

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours).
In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: Low dose recommended

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours).
In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen).
Emily Lu
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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Dr. Richard Gould
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) + Hep C

You should limit use to no more than 2000 mgs per day.
Ideally, try not to use it.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) + Hep C

You should limit use to no more than 2000 mgs per day.
Ideally, try not to use it.
Dr. Richard Gould
Dr. Richard Gould
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