What are the treatment options for Tylenol poisoning?

The most common treatment for Tylenol poisoning is the administration of an antidote called N-acetylcysteine, or NAC. This medication is administered either by mouth or intravenously in order to counteract the toxic properties of the acetaminophen. NAC can prevent further harm to the liver but it will not help heal any damage already inflicted. In cases where Tylenol poisoning is detected early, activated charcoal can be given in order to block the absorption of the acetaminophen by the liver altogether.

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