What are minimum toxic doses of acetaminophen?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Susan E Farrell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Minimum toxic doses of acetaminophen for a single ingestion, posing significant risk of severe hepatotoxicity, are as follows:

  • Adults: 7.5-10 g

  • Children: 150 mg/kg; 200 mg/kg in healthy children aged 1-6 years


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