Disease Information for Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Administration/Toxicity

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Palpable Liver/Hepatomegaly
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Status/College student/campus living
Young Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Young adult
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
URINE Isosthenuria/mid-range SPGR
URINE Specific gravity fixed/1.010
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Glucose, blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
URINE 5-Hyroxyindole acetic acid
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acetamenophen (Tylenol) effect/toxicity
Acute hepatic necrosis/yellow atrophy
Chronic hepatitis/Active
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Drug induced Hypoglycemia
Drug induced Nephritis/Nephropathy
Isosthenuria syndrome
Nephritis, analgesic/interstitial
Nephritis, interstitial
Nephritis, non-allergic interstitial
Nephritis, secondary
Pancreatitis, acute
Renal papillary necrosis
Toxic hepatitis
Toxic nephritis/Chronic persistent
Toxic Nephritis/Nephropathy
Chronic Hepatitis
Disease Synergy - Causes
Risk factor/Alcohol ingestion
Risk factor/Alcoholism
Disease Mechanism & Classification
DRUG/Analgesic/non-narcotic drug (example)
DRUG/Antiphlogistic/NSAIDS drug (category)
DRUG/Antipyetic/fever medication (ex)
DRUG/P450 metabolic pathway/competitor
DRUG/Safe in pregnancy patient (B)
DRUG/Toxic metabolite (NAPQI) benzoquinoneimine
DRUG/Toxic metabolites (example)
DRUG-Liver metabolism/bile excretion
DRUG/P450 cytochrome system/toxic metabolite
Pathophysiology/Defective Potassium excretion/renal
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
TOXIN/Latency after exposure/ingestion
TOXIN/Poisoning delayed effect/8 hours
TOXIN/Slow curve fast break 24 hrs
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Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Acetylcysteine (Mucomist/NAC) (oral)
RX/N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) IV ?
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose PRN (as needed)
DRUG/Dose Rectal enema/suppository available

Analgesic over the counter medication; oral medication; wide usage, very popular; overdose causes hepatic necrosis


External Links Related to Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Administration/Toxicity
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)