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What happens if high dose of crocin tablets is taken at a time?

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what will happen if 8 crocin tablets consumed at a time?
Posted Sat, 9 Mar 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 1 hour later
Thanks for your query.

Paracetamol is an analgesic tablet. The toxic dose of paracetamol is highly variable. Generally maximum daily dose for healthy adults is 4 grams (1 gram of paracetamol four times a day). Higher doses lead to increasing risk of toxicity. Toxicity will be more in person with preexisting liver problem and alcoholics.

Following will be possible effects if a person (effects highly variable person to person) consumed 4gm Paracetamol in single dose:
-Acute gastritis: may lead to severe abdominal pain, hematemesis, nausea and vomiting
-Acute liver injury: Although less likely, but in some cases liver got severely damaged due to idiosyncratic reaction.

In case of such overdose it is always advisable to visit emergency room. In treatment activated charcoal used for decrease absorption and Acetyl cysteine used to prevent liver damage.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
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