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Can you die from acetaminophen overdose?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Acetaminophen in large dose is hepatotoxic.
It can cause serious liver damage and can be lethal.

In brief: YES
Acetaminophen in large dose is hepatotoxic.
It can cause serious liver damage and can be lethal.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the dose
If you take Acetaminophen 7gm in one dose you will go into liver failure and probably die.
If you use Acetaminophen on a daily basis and its in the region of 4gm per day then it is toxic especially if you consider some otc meds and use of alcohol taken with it. Current guidelines is no more than 2-2.5gm per day max.

In brief: Depends on the dose
If you take Acetaminophen 7gm in one dose you will go into liver failure and probably die.
If you use Acetaminophen on a daily basis and its in the region of 4gm per day then it is toxic especially if you consider some otc meds and use of alcohol taken with it. Current guidelines is no more than 2-2.5gm per day max.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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