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mistys | 14:17 Wed 02nd Apr 2008 | Health & Fitness
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What are the effects of overdosing on painkillers that can cause death?? What does it actually do to your body??
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It depends on the painkiller concerned. Paracetamol causes liver failure,opiate painkillers supress breathing.
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How long does it take for liver faliure to cause death then?

Is overdosing on painkillers a sudden way to cause death or are there more long term effects?
Its definitely not sudden,with a paracetamol overdose it can either cause long term liver damage leading to eventual failure many years down the line or it can be over a matter of days.It is an agonising way to go by all accounts.
This link explains it pretty clearly

I hope its not something you are considering mistys.
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Oh no daffy, I was just wondering. I didn't understand how it could cause death. Thanks for the link and explaining - xxx

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