How Many Paracetamol Tablets Would It Take To Overdose?
The reason why supermarkets are restricted to packs of 16 tabs. is that it could take as little as twenty tablets to kill you.
The BMJ reckons that 32 would be a lethal dose:…
But other factors such as body mass and the time scale of taking the tablets have to be taken into account.
Appart from the obvious, a sad fact is that if an overdose is taken as a ‘cry for help’, unless the stomach is emptied and an antidote given very quickly, the sufferer can still die several days later in agony with liver failure.