Paracetamol is a drug which can cause hepatotoxicity if taken in large doses.
The effects of a large dose are evident within 3-4 days.
Your AST and ALT enzyme levels and bleeding time will be altered in case of toxicity.
Many individuals with paracetamol toxicity may have no symptoms at all in the first 24 hours following overdose.
Others may initially have nonspecific complaints such as vague abdominal pain and nausea.
With progressive disease, signs of liver failure may develop include low blood sugar, low blood pH, easy bleeding, and hepatic encephalopathy.
Some will spontaneously resolve, although untreated cases may result in death.
Your doctor may advise NAC to prevent liver damage.
Your liver can recover after an acetaminophen overdose. This is going to take several months to recover though.
So if possible consult your doctor or visit ER ASAP.
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