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Can taking 6 or 7 tylenol per day for 2 years or more be h

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Can taking 6 or 7 tylenol per day for 2 years or more be harmful?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

Greetings.

 

Tylenol is considered to damage liver. Taking this many tablets may be toxic for the liver and this has to be ascertained by the liver function tests. There are no hard and fast rules for that as some individual do tolerate the same amount of medication for long while in some, liver may get compromised with these doses. So, an individual has to be investigated and monitored.

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What might the signs of a toxic liver besides the yellow eyes and skin? Is your liver under your right chest wall or lower? I sometimes have pain lower. I have been getting routine liver tests and am on lovastatin now the tests are normal.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

The normal liver is under the right chest cage wall and cannot be felt. The pain is quite a rare sign of drug induced toxicity of the liver. The early signs are only by the liver enzyme estimations (blood work), as there are no symptoms. Since you have got the blood work done (liver function tests), and they are normal, you should not be worried.

 

It is pleasure assisting you.

 

Dr. Arun

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