What are the risks of taking paracetamol?

Paracetamol (more commonly known as acetaminophen) can cause serious side effects, such as extreme fatigue, fever, difficulty urinating, yellowish skin or eyes (jaundice), discolored urine or stool, bloody stool or bloody vomit, lightheadedness, bruising, and symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rashes, swelling and difficulty breathing. Taking too much paracetamol together with alcohol might damage your liver. Because of this, talk with your doctor before taking paracetamol if you have liver disease or if you drink alcohol regularly.

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