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Can you actually overdose on paracetamol?

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    Everybody makes a big deal out of the dangers involving taking too many paracetamol and other light pain relief, but do these actually have the power to kill you?

    I took about twenty once and nothing happened at all :/ ?
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    Taking too much paracetamol can kill you, yes.
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    Yeah, your livers will fail
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    (Original post by jaydoh)
    Yeah, your livers will fail
    Yep, all seven of them.
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    Yeah, you can OD and it can eventually kill you. Its not as harmless as some people make it out to be!
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    Isn't the answer pretty obvious? :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Sgrafitti)
    Everybody makes a big deal out of the dangers involving taking too many paracetamol and other light pain relief, but do these actually have the power to kill you?

    I took about twenty once and nothing happened at all :/ ?
    I once took too many paracetamol over a number of days. 3 or 4 ever 4 hours for a couple of weeks due to dental pain.

    I now have slightly reduced kidney function and too much protein in my urine apparently.

    It's not good for you kids!
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    (Original post by Sgrafitti)
    Everybody makes a big deal out of the dangers involving taking too many paracetamol and other light pain relief, but do these actually have the power to kill you?

    I took about twenty once and nothing happened at all :/ ?
    You won't OD as od like something like heroin that will **** you up fast..

    It will however, Beverly damage your liver over the course of say 12 hours..

    And once thats gone, its bye bye time for you.

    My advice? Never take more than 2, or mix booze and paracetamol.
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    (Original post by AshMcD)
    Yep, all seven of them.
    Typo. :yep:
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    (Original post by Kiwiguy)
    You won't OD as od like something like heroin that will **** you up fast..

    It will however, Beverly damage your liver over the course of say 12 hours..

    And once thats gone, its bye bye time for you.

    My advice? Never take more than 2, or mix booze and paracetamol.
    I never overdose but I've had paracetomol or ibuprofen when drinking before if I've had a really bad head.
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    (Original post by jaydoh)
    Typo. :yep:
    I figured, it just made me giggle .
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    (Original post by theronkinator)
    I never overdose but I've had paracetomol or ibuprofen when drinking before if I've had a really bad head.
    Meh. Like i said, you arent going to suddenly drop dead, but repeated doses will cause scar tissue to form on your liver - meaning that your hangovers will get worse = P
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    yep, its how i died.
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    (Original post by Sgrafitti)
    Everybody makes a big deal out of the dangers involving taking too many paracetamol and other light pain relief, but do these actually have the power to kill you?

    I took about twenty once and nothing happened at all :/ ?
    What DA FUDGE?
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    I remember hearing it takes about two weeks if you do it properly, liver failure = everything else failure, body fail = dead :/ but i drink too much so my liver hates me =)

    Also remember hearing your liver is pretty good at regenerating up until around the age of 25.. Maybe just optimistic rumours =D don't quote me on it
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    30 tables or more can cause liver damage. Dunno if you can die though. Probably what Kiwiguy said.
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    Too much paracetamol = slow and painful death. I saw a thing about a girl who had several packets of lemsip not realising they contained paracetamol, she required an emergency liver transplant.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ol-tablet.html
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    Actually, yeah, I remember feeling pretty rough afterwards...actually felt a bit like I was dying
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    paracetamol overdose is a serious issue

    20 tablets taken at once may kill you if your liver is susceptible, it would not be a pleasent death rather a long drawn out painful and unpleasent one.

    do not exceed 4g of paracetamol in 24 hours

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