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Please help with paracetamol question! Might have had too many! Watch

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    Someone else gave me them so i'm not sure exactly, but i think i had 3 500mg tabs late morning, then 2 early afternoon, then 2 before bed. I'm worried because i'v only had 5 baby tomatos to eat today and i weigh about 105lbs, i know this effects dosage!
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    Thats almost certainly fine - I would only be worried if you had taken a packet or more in one day...
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    You have over doesed

    the good thing : Your lucky thats your still alive.
    the bad thing : Your body will rely on paracetimol, so you gonna have withdrowl symptoms for some time, and in the future it would lead to serious illness if u take paracetimol.

    EDIT: oj, but why did u take that many in the 1st place.
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    With that much, you're probably fine. You'd have to take at least twice that all at once for it to be lethal.
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    That being said, you should in the future stick to the recommended dosage, that is to say, no more than two of those every four hours.

    If you have so much pain that the recommended dosage doesn't help, have a doctor prescribe you something stronger. It's always better to take something stronger than to take more than recommended of something weaker.
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    So you've taken 7? Isn't the maxiumum 8 a day?
    Anyway it doesn't matter, it's not going to kill you, for paracematol to kill you, you need to take alot more, even then you're more likely to vomit them up, if not you get delayed liver failure...anyway you're fine!
 
 
 
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