ACETAMINOPHEN OD & LIVER POISONING – DEATHS – TOXIC

ACETAMINOPHEN OVERDOSE AND LIVER TOXICITY

 

  • Over 100,000 cases of overdose from acetaminophen occur yearly in the U.S.
  • 56,000 emergency rooms visits are estimated.
  • 10 grams of drug in an acute setting, one time dose, can create liver injury.
  • Much less drug with alcohol, alcohol abuse, malnutrition, fasting can cause liver injury.
  • Antidote therapy can work, if started early; however, diagnosis is difficult many times.
  • Should it be banned?  Did the FDA reveal this drug’s potential for disaster?

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