why perform they tell u not to mix night quil water with another medication that contains acetaminophen??? will it cause overdose if i took 5 tablespoons of the liquid with only 1 500mg tablet of acetaminophen?

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Answer by Andy
nyquil most likely contains the same ingrediant because acetaminiophen…

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5 thoughts on “acetaminophen?”

  1. 5 tablespoons of Nyquil seems like a heck of a lot.
    Yes, that’s why they tell you that. Acetaminophen, when used correctly, is great for pain and fever. But in higher than recommended doses, it can cause liver damage. That’s why they tell you not to mix medications. In the dose you just described, you were probably close to exceeding the maximum recommended daily dose of it.

  2. ummm….the normal dose of NyQuil is 2 Tbs. not 5. So you shouldn’t be taking anything at all with it. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage in large quantities and Nyquil contains it. You probably just shot your liver.

  3. No it will not cause overdose if you only did it one time, but if you continue to mix the two it can cause liver damage and may eventually cause your liver to stop functioning which will lead to a very painful surgery or at worst death. Acetaminophen is very dangerous when taken in excess or when mixed with other medications so try not to do that anymore. If you need further help I would recommend you see your family MD.

  4. Nyquil contains 500 mg of acetominophen in each tablespoon. 1000 mg of acetominophen is the maxiumum dose recommended for an adult. Five tablespoons of Nyquil would contain 2500 mg of acetominophen, which is enough to cause liver damage; even one overdose can cause permanant damage.

  5. Acetaminophen is the Generic name for Tylenol. NyQuil probably already has Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in it as is a pain reliever and reduces fever. I hope that you did not take the 5 Tablespoons of NyQuil all at the same time. That’s a lot of medication regardless of whether or not you took an extra strength acetaminophen. If you are not feeling nauseated or have upper abdominal pain or visual problems consider yourself LUCKY and read the labels of medications BEFORE you take them. You should also contact your local POISON Control Centre, located on the inside front cover of your phone book and ask them what you should do.

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