For adults and children 12 and older: Recommended daily dose is 650 to 1,000 mg every four to six hours, not to exceed 4,000 mg in 24 hours. For extended-release acetaminophen: Recommended dose is 1,300 mg every eight hours, not to exceed 3,900 mg in 24 hours.
Accordingly, why is Tylenol so bad for you?
Acetaminophen is a very safe drug when taken as directed, even for people with liver disease. Nevertheless, every drug carries risks. Liver damage from acetaminophen, which can be severe, can result either from an overdose or from regular doses that are taken while drinking alcohol.
What are the side effects of taking too much Tylenol?
Other serious side effects of acetaminophen may include:
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or severe stomach pain.
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine.
- Light-headedness, sweating, fainting, or weakness.
- Unusual bruising or bleeding.
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes.
How long do the effects of Tylenol last?
Well, this depends on an individual. Since it is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tracts, it takes about 10 – 30 minutes to start working and stays in the system for 4 – 8 hours. On an average, Tylenol lasts somewhere between 3 and 6 hours.