1g of paracetamol

Hi Guys

Wondered whether anyone has heard of this. As you know in France and went to the doc to get something to help me sleep, mum not well in england and a few other probs.

He prescribed 1000g of paracetamol before I go to bed and then if I wake take another 1g leaving 4 hours in between. he did not want to prescribe anti-depressants.

Well took the first 1000g of paracetamol, the strongest tablet I ever take is 300g of Aspirin. Anyway, OK but didn't work. Next night took again and woke about 3a.m. and did as instructed, woke next morning feeling slightly muzzy. Anyway, though lack of sleep. Again took the tablet before bed last night and woke early hours of morning feeling really nauseated. This has carried on during the day and my head feels really fuzzy.

I think it is an intolerance to the tabs. What does anyone think?



by Fideaux - 2008-09-19 09:09:55

Paracetamol is known wn as Tylenol or Acetaminophen in the states. The maximum allowed daily dose is 4000 mg, or 4 g.. Are you possibly taking your paracetamol
on an empty stomach as that can increase the risk of nausea.

Side Effects:When taken as directed, most people experience little or no side effects with this medication. Allergies to this can occur. Inform your doctor if you develop a rash, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, yellowing of the eyes or skin. Overdoses of paracetamol can cause severe, even fatal, liver damage. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Hope dis helps.



by Fideaux - 2008-09-19 11:09:15

Dominique, Don't you think Jules really meant 1,000 mg. While the experts are not all in agreement on the LD50 of acetaminophen but it looks like the lethal dose is about 800 mg/kilogram. That means for a 100 kg (220 lbs) person the lethal dose would be about 80,000 mg. That says the 1,000,000 mg would be about 12.5 times the lethal dose, assuming that my arithmetic is correct. Fideaux


by Stepford_Wife - 2008-09-19 11:09:33

Why would your doctor prescribe an analgesic to help you sleep?
Are you having pain? Is that what keeps you awake? You mention taking 1000 g before bed, that's 1 000 000 mg. It's a wonder you can even wake up after your second dose!
I would suggest you review with your doctor what exactly you need to take in order to sleep.
There are OTC medicines out there that are perfectly safe, in moderation of course, such as Tylenol PM.
Please don't take this as criticism, I'm only concerned.
Take care,

~ Dominique ~

Sorry Guys

by Jules - 2008-09-20 06:09:56

Yes made a mistake its not 1,000,000 mg. It is 1000. Told you I am not good with medicine. Anyway, no not in pain, have no pain, so still do not know. You could be right Fideaux it was before bed so could be that reason on empty stomach. anyway, not taking any more as felt really ill. Went to bed last night at 9 p.m. without taking tabs and slept until 8 this morning only waking once in night. No more for me.

O.K. Fideaux.

by Stepford_Wife - 2008-09-20 09:09:01

Of course I know what she meant. And apparently, so did Jules. She doesn't seem upset, on the contrary. Thanks Jules for being a good sport.
I'm glad that you have gotten a good night's sleep on your own. I hope things improve with your mom.
Take care,

~ Dominique ~

My Mistake

by Fideaux - 2008-09-21 07:09:40


Excuse me, but how did I know? You may rest assured I'll not make that mistake again!


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