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Why paracetamol IV can cause sudden death?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Overdose

Other than an overdose I am not sure that death is a significant risk.

In brief: Overdose

Other than an overdose I am not sure that death is a significant risk.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It does not

However, too much paracetamol (acetaminophen, "tylenol") will destroy the liver and cause death in a few days.
This is common. There is one very famous case in which a beginning physician foolishly prescribed intravenous paracetamol in a dose similar to what one would take by mouth, and this led to a death. Don't exceed recommended dose by any route.

In brief: It does not

However, too much paracetamol (acetaminophen, "tylenol") will destroy the liver and cause death in a few days.
This is common. There is one very famous case in which a beginning physician foolishly prescribed intravenous paracetamol in a dose similar to what one would take by mouth, and this led to a death. Don't exceed recommended dose by any route.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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