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Effect of excessive consumption of paracetamol for headache on the blood test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   hi i have taken 17 paracetamol 2 days ago and went to the doctors for a blood test today and i will get the results tomorrow, i just wondered if there was any damage would it be too late for the antidote as that would be 3 days?
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight and height ?>
User :   im 21, 14st an 5 "8
Doctor :   do u have any jaundice, or yellowish discoloration of the eyes, skin etc ?
User :   no
User :   i feel a wee bit sick and have a sore head
Doctor :   Do u have any symptoms like nausea, vomiting, upper abd pain etc ?
Doctor :   what do u mean by - sick ?
Doctor :   can u explain that ?
User :   yes, but i have already been to the doctors, all i wanted to know is 3 days too late
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   but if u dont have any symptoms there is no effect as well
Doctor :   the need of NAC, the antidote, is based on the absorption and blood levels of acetaminiophen
Doctor :   and not on the time u took the tabs
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