Patient Comments: Tylenol Liver Damage - Treatment

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Comment from: tara5656, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 03

I have had acute Hep C for approx 30 years I've taken interferon and pega-interferon with a revalin 5 pill a day piggyback and am in the third stage. I have been on Vicadene 10mg x3 naperson, tramadol, and meds for migraine for almost a constant 5 years. My Hep C is supposedly gone, but in the last 3 months I've lost 30 lbs, nausus, upper right side pain after I eat and pain by gall bladder, and an elevated liver function {AST} yet they can't find anything wrong. Could taking these meds for long further damage my liver. I need DR. House! I do know the pain is worse after I eat red meat, chocolate, butter and beer. I can eat bread, potatoes and pasta without getting sick.

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Comment from: suenor11, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

My doctor has me taking 3 arthritis strength (650 mg) Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours for pain because she does not want me on pain killers for my bone conditions which I will need to have surgery for again. She thinks 2 to 5 mg of oxycodone a day can take care of pain with Tylenol. The blood tests are showing elevated liver enzyme levels. She is also giving me tramadol which does not help my digestive system. I am having severe weight loss due to that and constant diarrhea I have disease of the left wrist which has to be operated on again.

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Comment from: jak, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I have taken too much Colcrys. I didn't know I also have Acetaminophen in my painkillers to treat a difficult gout problem. I feel unwell. I have a low temperature (96.7 F) now. I have lots of residue in my urine. My abdomen looks distended and I even suspect a little jaundice.

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