How Many Paracetamol Would It Take To Kill You?

Or give you liver damage? No, I am not thinking about doing it, I was just curious! I’m talking about the ones that contain 500mg of paracetamol each.


8 thoughts on “How Many Paracetamol Would It Take To Kill You?

  1. J

    Paracetamol is very liver toxic due to an intermediate in metabolism. The toxicity for probable death would 1g/kg, although without intervention that dose would be MUCH MUCH lower.

  2. selina

    i overdosed on 10mg citalopram taking 14 of these tablets at once, I soon dozed off & woke up feeling very dizzy&confused. I went to the bathroom & from the dizzyness I fell into a deep sleep waking up hours later feeling very sickly. Later that night I took 22 500mg paracetomal tablets which effectively put me to sleep.
    Again, I woke up confused&could not eat at all. Soon after, I began to vomit (a dark green colour) & had fever like symptoms.
    The next day I took 5 500mg paracetomal tablets, 6 10mg citalopram tablets & 3 sudofed tablets.
    I managed to eat soup my mother had made&slept most of the day.
    The next day I took 24 500mg paracetomal tablets where I was vomitting once again, I was in absolute agony, I had a temperature &couldnt eat at all, I suffered from a severe migraine, andominal pain, dizzyness, fatigue. At this point I rang the nhs emergency line where the lady told me to try eating dry food&try having dyrolite which i had.. It helped a little but I was still feeling very sickly so I went to the doctors the next morning. I didnt want to admit I overdosed so let the doctor do his part where he said I might have had a bug.
    He told me I was not allowed to eat for 24hrs&could only have fluids. I ignored his advice&ate dry crackers&dry cornflakes for the rest of the day.
    My vomitting had stopped but my adominal pain & drowsiness increased.
    Days later I am only suffering from a change in mu taste & smell, drowsiness&mild burning across my chest & abdomen area.
    What will happen to me?

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