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I didnt realize the pain med in dayquil was acetaminophen

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i didnt realize the pain med in dayquil was acetaminophen and have been taking that and acetaminophen pills over the past 28 hrs. I just did the math and I realized I had taken ~12,000mg over that period. I am 175lb male 30 that did not drink any alcohol
and do not have nauseas right now. I am good to go? obviously not going to take any more.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks for the question. You should call your doctor or go to the nearest ER because you are at risk of liver failure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
any alternative solutions - i hadnt been taking in the days prior or anything
Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.

Because of the dose you took, you should consider seeing your doctor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you- i just messaged a friend that is a doctor and they said to just drink a lot of water and not drink alcohol for a couple days - so I am going to go that route
Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.

Take care. Have a good night.

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