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I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Pain Management
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In brief: Not short term

The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx.
upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries.

In brief: Not short term

The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx.
upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries.
Dr. Edward Workman
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Little or no risk

The recommended maximum dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol and other brands) is 3,000 mg daily.
Up to that, and even with quite a bit more, no liver damage is likely. It sounds like you've taken a lot less, so no worries. However, it might be a problem if you already have a liver problem or take other liver-toxic substances, such as heavy alcohol use. If in doubt, ask your doctor.

In brief: Little or no risk

The recommended maximum dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol and other brands) is 3,000 mg daily.
Up to that, and even with quite a bit more, no liver damage is likely. It sounds like you've taken a lot less, so no worries. However, it might be a problem if you already have a liver problem or take other liver-toxic substances, such as heavy alcohol use. If in doubt, ask your doctor.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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