Acetaminophen also known as Paracetamol or more commonly just Tylenol is one of the most frequently taken medications. We are all familiar with it, but because of that, sometimes we ignore then dangers that can come with taking it. In this video we are going to discuss the proper dosing of the medication as well as the significant problems that can happen if you take too much. We’ll also go over some lesser known issues that can possibly come from taking it.
But because it is so common, many of us don’t hi everybody, i’m dr. erik richardson a board i’d like to welcome you to familymed, a channel if you think this would be something that hit that notification button and follow along with us. in the united states as well as some other or tylenol but in other areas of the world paracetamol. in fact it was first developed in 1887
But but despite how long it’s been around we still overall it is felt that when it is broken converted to chemicals that block the way the brain perceives pain. the most common uses of acetaminophen or paracetamol the biggest benefit of tylenol over all the anti inflammatories is that when taken at proper doses it is much safer. the maximum recommended dose for an adult
Is 4000 mg a day. people can take 2 tablets at a time up to 4 times a day. your particular case, but on the short term this is generally felt to be safe. for infants under 2 months, i generally don’t it’s not that they can’t have it, it’s just need to be evaluated quickly by their doctor or in the emergency room. for infants over two months and children under mg/kg every
4-6 hours with a max dose of 75 ok, now when we talk about taking acetaminophen dose needs to take into account all different sources. acetaminophen is put in many different medications. there are several different prescription medications tylenol in it like different oxycodone, hydrocodone and codeine type products. it’s important to be aware of what kinds of if you are
Unsure, talk to your doctor or the main reason we stress not going over the extremely toxic to the liver in the event of an overdose. ability to work and cause significant damage in severe cases the only way to save somebody’s so who needs to be most careful with taking acetaminophen? these are those who have chronic liver disease if you find yourself in these categories
Then if you feel like you may have taken too much hotline or go to the emergency room as time is of the essence. tylenol but to be most effective it needs a tylenol overdose is not something that you want to wait around on. there are other things that you should be aware of. there is also studies going on in relation so far it hasn’t been felt to be anything about, but
As more studies are done we may learn more. but overall, this is still, for most cases, you don’t have the same problems with kidney heart disease that you can get with anti-inflammatories it’s felt to be safe in children as well as acetaminophen or paracetamol are a great first they aren’t perfect and have their limitations the main thing i want you to take from this why
You need to avoid going over the maximum recommended dose. button so you don’t miss out on any of our other content. journey go ahead and click on either this video or this one. your body because it’s the only one you have.
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ACETAMINOPHEN | TYLENOL: Can you Take Too Much? By Erik Richardson D.O.