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Experiencing painful knee after taking prednisolone. Took over dosage of paracetamol. Is it dangerous?

Hi, I have just completed course of prednisolone and, whether or not connected, am experiencing very painful knees. Avoiding ibuprofen I took 6 paracetamol tablets yesterday thinking it was safe, then remembered overdose of paracetamol is dangerous to the liver . By the way, the reason for taking the prednisolone was alcoholic hepatits, I have not touched alcohol for ten weeks now and have been discharged from my consultant.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Hello Cheryl
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, you are having pain in your knees. There are few points which we would like to know before we give our opinion. How long did you take Prednisolone? Steroid can cause many side effects and can also cause weakening of bones. We would also like to know your age. Age is an important factor as arthritis sets in many women after the age of 50. We would also like to tell you that excessive paracetamol is dangerous for the liver and can lead to dangerous complications. Therefore, avoid taking excessive paracetamol n take it only if prescribed by your Doctor. Hope this helped
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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