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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

what happens if you take 1000 mg tylenol extra strength need answers QUICK!?

my bf just called and told me he took them to get the "high" feeling, can that cause problems?

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Probably nothing if it was only 1000 mg. Tylenol will mess up your liver if you abuse it, though. Also, it will not get you high or anything close. Get yourself a real man who does not act so stupid.

  • 4 years ago

    Tylenol 1000 Mg

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    This is a little over the recommended dose (4gm in 24 hours). Each Tylenol Extra Strength has 500mg (0.5gm) of Tylenol so 24 Tylenol = 12 grams or about 3 days worth. Do not take any more for 24 hours. If you are young and healthy it will not mess you up, but if you have liver disease, are alcoholic, or are over 62 years old you can cause damage to your liver. The amount of liver damage from Tylenol overdose is related to how much has been taken and over what period of time. Going over the limit once in a while causes no damage but going over the limit frequently or taking way too much in a short period can seriously damage the liver. Most overdoses seen in hospital ER's today are from acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the results can be disastrous if not attended to immediately.

  • 5 years ago

    1000 Mg Acetaminophen

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Some information that may be useful:

    About average dosage:

    Adults and teenagers—325 or 500 milligrams (mg) every three or four hours, 650 mg every four to six hours, or 1000 mg every six hours as needed. For short-term treatment (up to ten days), the total dose should not be more than 4000 mg (for example, eight 500-mg tablets) a day. For long-term treatment, the total dose should not be more than 2600 mg (for example, eight 325-mg tablets) a day.

    Symptoms of overdose (just in case):

    Diarrhea; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea or vomiting; stomach cramps or pain; swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    How should I take acetaminophen?

    Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

    Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

    Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

    If you are treating a child, use a pediatric form of acetaminophen. Use only the special dose-measuring dropper or oral syringe that comes with the specific pediatric form you are using. Carefully follow the dosing directions on the medicine label.

    Acetaminophen made for infants is available in two different dose concentrations, and each concentration comes with its own medicine dropper or oral syringe. These dosing devices are not equal between the different concentrations. Using the wrong device may cause you to give your child an overdose of acetaminophen. Never mix and match dosing devices between infant formulations of acetaminophen.

    You may need to shake the liquid before each use. Follow the directions on the medicine label.

    The chewable tablet must be chewed thoroughly before you swallow it.

    Make sure your hands are dry when handling the acetaminophen disintegrating tablet. Place the tablet on your tongue. It will begin to dissolve right away. Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.

    To use the acetaminophen effervescent granules, dissolve one packet of the granules in at least 4 ounces of water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

    Stop taking acetaminophen and call your doctor if:

    - you still have a fever after 3 days of use;

    - you still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child);

    - you have a skin rash, ongoing headache, or any redness or swelling; or

    - if your symptoms get worse, or if you have any new symptoms.

    This medication can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using acetaminophen.

    Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    each tylenol is 500 mg each so 2 would be 1000

    all its gonna do is get rid of a headache its not going to get you high but if you take them long enough it will damage your liver

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. Damage can be caused to the kidneys. You need to call your local hospital emergency room and ask if he needs to be seen. They may have you come in and give him "charcoal". This is one nasty treatment, but he might not be so inclined to try it again. If you don't want to call the hospital, call poison control. The number should be on the phone book. Here is an article from an accidental ingestion of Tylenol. FORWARD this story to your BF.

    On June 24, 2003, 17-year-old Kellie Lynn McWilliams was suffering with pain from a Migraine attack and turned to Tylenol for pain relief. In pain and probably tired and groggy, Kellie took approximately 20 of the 500 mg acetaminophen capsules. That translates to ingesting 10 grams of acetaminophen; the maximum recommended within 24 hours is four grams.

    When Kellie became ill, repeatedly vomiting, she was taken to the hospital. She told her mother, "I thought it was OK. It's just Tylenol, Ma." The side effects of the overdose caused kidney and liver damage resulting in organ failure, which caused her death on June 28.

  • 5 years ago

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    The max you can take in a day is 4grams which works out to be eight pills per 24 hours. If you take too much you risk harming you kidneys. I knew a girl who thought taking tylenol to kill herself would be a good idea. She lived and now needs a double kidney transplant. Be very cautious!!!!!! Cheers!

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