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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Paraceatamol overdose

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Hi I am taking lemsip for a cold. I have taken 3 tablets in last7 hours I thought they were 500mg tablets but they max strength so could be 1000mg. I don't have the box so can't check is 3000mg in 7 hrs an overdose?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi. The maximum safe dose of acetaminophen in 24 hours is 4 grams--4000mg. So there should be no problem so far as you liver's concerned so long as you don't take any more tablets until tomorrow.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks am I able to drink a beer tonight while taking this medicine
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
No problem with the beer and you're quite welcome anytime. Please remember to rate my service to you