Acetaminophen is primarily processed (metabolized) by the liver. In therapeutic doses, the liver is able to process the drug safely without any harmful effects. When a large dose is ingested and/or when doses exceed the recommended amount over a period of time, however, the liver may be overwhelmed and may not process the excessive amount of drug. As a result, a toxic intermediate form of the drug can build up in the liver and cause damage to liver cells.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Acetaminophen. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Acetaminophen.
|All age groups
|10 - 20 mcg/mL