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    If one were to take 2g of paracetamol as a single dose by mistake, would it cause much harm assuming the individual is healthy otherwise?
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    Probably not, but you would be pretty dim to do so, the doses are pretty clearly marked.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    If one were to take 2g of paracetamol as a single dose by mistake, would it cause much harm assuming the individual is healthy otherwise?
    No. Drink plenty of fluids though and dont have anymore paracetamol for 24 hours.
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    Please don't discuss what amounts may or may not be "safe." It's potentially very dangerous, and making any kind of predictions of how much you could theoretically take on a public forum is pretty silly.
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    agrees with helenia in the main
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    It's not worth it
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    Wikipedia says 8 pills (4g) can cause serious damage.
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    you'll be fine but don't make the mistake again
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    If you've just taken it, you're about to find out! :awesome:
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    Wikipedia says 8 pills (4g) can cause serious damage.
    To who? A 100kg man with the right enzymes might get away with that easily. A chronically unwell 80 year-old wouldn't even need to go that far.
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    I'd stick to the label if I were you
 
 
 
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