Why should I store acetaminophen out of the reach of children?

Acetaminophen poisoning is extremely serious. Nausea is an early symptom, but after the nausea goes away there’s a well-defined lag time of 1 or more days when your child looks fine. Then she can suddenly go into acute liver failure, which can be deadly. A specific antidote for acetaminophen poisoning is available; a child can usually be saved if she is brought to the doctor early and the doctor knows the child has eaten these nonaspirin tablets or liquid. Otherwise, the child can die.
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