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Paracetamol Poisoning

Paracetamol poisoning occurs due to excessive intake of Paracetamol. The risk factors of Paracetamol poisoning are malnutrition, certain medications, and alcoholism. The initial symptoms are feeling tired, abdominal pain, or nausea. After two days, blood clotting problems, confusion, and yellowish skin occur as a result of liver failure. The other complications are kidney failure, pancreatitis, and lactic acidosis.

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Who should not take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 54 years old. She had a minor operation a few years ago and was under some medicines, including Paracetamol. She then developed an allergic reaction to Paracetamol that manifested as swelling of the body and lasted for several days. She consulted a doctor and took some medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I suggest you repeat the allergic test and then take the COVID-19 Vaccines (Coronavirus Disease-2019). That will be a better idea because if she is sensitive to any other medicine, there might be severe side eff...  Read Full »

Why did I not have a liver damage despite consuming 60 tablets of Paracetamol in two days?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months back, I took an overdose of Paracetamol tablets. I took 30 tablets once, 20 tablets after two days, and 10 more a few hours later. Three days later, I was taken to the hospital, and my tests did not show any liver damage. I did not vomit; however, I felt very nauseous. Also,...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. 60 tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol tablets are definitely a fatal dose; however, as you consumed them in installments, it has prevented liver damage. The tablets get metabolized in 8 to 16 hours. It is not recomm...  Read Full »

My wife accidentally overdosed our 10-year-old daughter on Calpol 650 mg tablets. Will it harm her?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-year-old daughter weighs about 73 lbs. My wife accidentally gave my daughter one and a half Calpol 650 tablets three times a day (in a single day). We are also giving her the syrup Bro-Zedex about 7 ml. Is this regarded as a serious overdose? Should I be concerned? Are there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and below is my suggestion. Your daughter has been given a 450 mg overdose. Up to 2475 mg per day can be the maximum dose that can be allowable. So yes, she has been given an overdose of Paracetamol. I suggest you seek medical help from a nearby...  Read Full »

I accidentally took ten tablets of Codamol in the last 24 hours. Will it harm me?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally took 5000 mg of tablet Paracetamol in the last 24 hours. Will it harm me? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You would be fine if you do not have an allergy to the tablet Paracetamol and if your liver has no prior damage. But avoid taking it further. And do take it in the prescribed dose. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am having severe headaches even after the fever subsided. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past two weeks, which were not continuous. I had a fever for two weeks, and I took tablet Paracetamol three times a day for three days, and only then did the headache start. Four days after the fever subsided, I again took a tablet Paracetamol ...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Supposedly, a benign headache will go away on its own. So, I suggest taking tablet Norgesic (Orphenadrine Citrate, Aspirin, and Caffeine) for headaches. However, if the headache progresses or worsens for more than tw...  Read Full »

What should I do if I have taken seven 500mg crocin(paracetamol) tablets together?

Query: Hi, What should I do if I have taken seven 500 mg crocin tablets together?  Read Full »

Dr. Ignatius Soon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you indeed took 7 x 500mg crocin tablets which on the GSK website are paracetamol tablets, your total dose is 7X500mg = 3500mg of Paracetamol. The answer would depend on how heavy you are. Most of the time, the toxic dose is 200mg per kilogram. For example, if you ...  Read Full »

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