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I took 1000mg of Tylenol every 4 hours for pain for 3 doses

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I took 1000mg of Tylenol every 4 hours for pain for 3 doses before I read it should b taken every 8 hours. What should I do??
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 5 months ago.

Hi there

Do mean that you took a total of 3000 mg ?

Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 5 months ago.
  • You have taken a total of 3000-mg over the course of 12 hours. Certainly, this is above the recommended dose, but yet it is below the toxic range, unless you weigh 60 Ibs or below.
  • You should not worry. Toxicity is VERY UNLIKELY
  • Make sure you drink adequate fluid
  • You should not take any more tylenol for at least 12 hours, and then no more than 1000-mg every 8 hours.

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