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Consumed a mixture of crocin and fruit juice, admitted in icu. Liver problem diagnosed. Recommendations?

my friend recently took 30 tablets of 500 mg crocin advance with fruit juice, she powdered it and mixed with the juice and consumed it, however she tells so, and she has been in icu after 3 days and just now slowly recovering after 4 weeks..what actually happened to her? is the doctors told correctly that she had a serious liver problem or else are they just acting...i dont mean to hurt any doctors here,i knew doctors are very precious..only thing i wanna ask is what actually might have happened to her?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
She should be happy for staying alive. Even lower dose of paracetamol poisoning can cause acute liver failure and death. SOmetime only transplantation can help. It might have irreversible affect on liver and kidney function. Why do you have doubts about it? You should assure that she never do it again.
WIsh you good luck.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Crocin (paracetamol) in excess causes severe liver damage leading to death, in many.
Other damages could also have occurred / masked or overshadowed for the time being
Your friend is lucky to have survived...
Why should the doctors be acting?
If she comes around, she will need Psychiatric assessment and assistance...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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