doctor My mother was wondering if over using Ibuprofen,advil,tylenol all of those medicines of those sort. can damage the liver if taking them for a long period of time? probably daily for about one year now,over 800mg. what are the early symptoms and pains and where would they be located?
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replied May 3rd, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Long term use of NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen,advil) and tylenol especially at high doses, can harm the liver. Monitoring the liver function with blood tests may be recommended in some cases.

Usage in regular prescribed doses does not cause much harm.

The maximum dosage of tylenol, that should not be crossed in adults is 4000mg in any 24 hour period.

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