Tylenol - how long does it take for tylenol taken for arthritis to destroy the liver?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Answers (1)

2 Aug 2010

Hi i think the phrase 'destroying the liver' is a bit of a harsh expectation, this drug can be dangerous but it really does depend on the individual that is taking the medication as to how much harm it can do. I have listed a few guidelines and warnings below, and how you answer these will indicate how much damage you should expect to your liver;

Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to use Tylenol.
Before using Tylenol, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or a history of alcoholism.


Votes: +0
dawn47 2 Aug 2010

Hi Delila, No your answer did not help me at all . try again. i need to have a time period about how long it takes for tylenol for arthritis to destroy a person's liver?the way i typed the question is how the person asked me.

Delila 3 Aug 2010

So your asking for how long a period of time you can take tylenol (for arthritis) before it causes irreparable damage to your liver?
I understood the question, and was trying to point out that it depends on the persons current state of health and lifestyle as the length of time can very greatly, not just due to having arthritis. If they drink alcohol, if they take other meds, their age, their physical fitness levels, how long they have ben taking tylenol and the strength they are taking? It would be impossible to answer without this information, if at all unless you were consulting a professional. I would advise you to talk to a Dr of A+E if you think this medication could pose a serious risk to this persons health

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Took a lot of tylenol, safe to drink 3 full days later?

Three days ago, I took 9 tylenol (500 mg each). Took 5 around 9am then 4 more around 1 pm, due to severe headache. Wondering if: a. Did I destroy ...

1 answer 4 Sep 2010

Tylenol Arthritis Caplet - Does Tylenol Arthritis have any aspirin in it?

This is important as I am allergic to Aspirin

4 answers 11 Feb 2011

When can I take more Tylenol after stopping after it for the directions of take it only for 10 days?

I have arthritis in my ankle and am taking 2 Tylenol daily. The bottle says do not take for more than 10 days, how long do I have to be off of it ...

2 answers 12 Mar 2011

How can I get help to stop everything that is killing my liver and me?

I have been treated for chronic/active hep C and it worked 10 years ago. I also had Hep A and B, but did not know it until I went in for what I ...

2 answers 11 Dec 2011

Are two arthritis tylenol pills daily considered safe?

I take two arthritis tylenol pills at night for pain in my joints. Are there long time adverse reactions for this dose?

1 answer 8 Jun 2013