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On paracetamol and urbanols. Take ativan?

I am worried about my friend who has just told me that she sometimes takes 4000g paracetamol with two or more Urbanols and chase it with whisky... Her psychiatrist refuses to give her more prescriptions but she alternates doctors to precribe Urbanol to her. She is also craving Ativan (is that the right spelling?) Is she not in a very dangerous zone? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Your friend is taking consultations with psychiatrist and still not following instructions and taking paracetatamol which is commonly used but 4000 mg is very high dose and can cause liver damage and poisoning, some times it is dangerous.
Other drugs are also benzodizipines( Clobazam and Lorazepam) to which individuals become addicted and on top of it she is also taking alcohol.
You and family members must take care of her and if necessary admit her to deaddiction centre and help her out other wise it will be to late.
Good luck to you and her.
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Kaushik K Murthy's  Response
she s surely in the danger zone as her liver is at risk, and it is irreversible .
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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