Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Is this too much Tylenol?

I'm a 17 year old girl, I weigh 125 pounds. If I took 3 grams of Tylenol today (all in one dose) and will take 2 grams tomorrow (all in one dose), will that harm me in any way? I've heard that acetaminophen can cause liver damage, but that you have to ingest more than 4 grams for that to happen. So if I took 3 this morning and take 2 tomorrow afternoon, will I be okay?

Also, if the Tylenol is paired with an opiate, does that change anything or cause drug interactions?
5 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1331804 tn?1336867358
The max amount of tylenol that can be safely consumed in a single dose is 1g.  The next dose of tylenol should be at least 4-6 hours apart (per OTC tylenol dosing instructions) with no more than 4g consumed in 24 hours.  3g of tylenol is too much to ingest at once.  No one can tell you whether or not you will cause your liver harm as it is not a guarantee that that will happen.  However, consistantly taking more than the max dose of tylenol greatly increases your risk of liver damage or liver failure.  You are way too young to be dabbling with exceeding the tylenol dose.  Liver transplants do not come by easily at all especially to those that knew they were doing themselves harm.

femmy
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I agree, 3 grams (300mg) of tylenol is too much to take at one time.  The most you should be taking at once is 1000mg, or 1g. you should be spacing the doses out by 4-6hrs.  the 4000mg (4g) is the MAX limit in a 24 hour period.  I strongly advise against doing this.  
Helpful - 0
1846239 tn?1321198354
hi i sometimes wonder the same thing i have cronic pain and my pain mngt
dr prescribes 4 perc 10/325 per day 2 morphine 30 extend realease caps per day i wonder how my liver is i usually wake to pain so i down 3 tabs right away how many grams is that????????????????
Helpful - 0
1375159 tn?1311688344
Why are you taking that much? Do you have a pain condition? IMO, you're playing with fire, even if you're taking it for pain. You shouldn't be taking that much Tylenol at once. Please speak with your doctor, and find a treatment plan that is safe. If you're taking it with opiates to get high, then please seek help. There is a great addiction forum here.

Helpful - 0
1331804 tn?1336867358
Hi Beth,

If you are taking four 10/325 percocets a day, that equates to 325*4 = 1300 mg of acetaminophen (tylenol) per day, which is within the safe dosing limits.

femmy
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Pain Management Community

Top Pain Answerers
Avatar universal
st. louis, MO
317787 tn?1473358451
DC
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
Could it be something you ate? Lack of sleep? Here are 11 migraine triggers to look out for.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Here are 10 ways to stop headaches before they start.
Tips and moves to ease backaches