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A 32-year-old female asked:

How long after drinking a beer can i take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
You can not: Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, mixed with a small to moderate amount of alcohol, produces a 123% increased risk of kidney disease, according to a new preliminary study. The warning label included on Acetaminophen packaging does say not to take the medication with alcohol. Hope it helps.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Very little: It is not recommended to combine the two because both alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) are metabolized in the liver. Hepatic toxicity due to tylenol (acetaminophen) is very serious and can lead to problems as severe as liver failure requiring transplant or death. This is not common if taking the recommended dosage but the maximum dose is limited a lot briefly after drinking alcohol, depending on how much you drank.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) to wear off?

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Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 47 years experience
4 - 6 hours average: The half life is about 4 - 6 hours and that is the recommended interval between doses as it begins to wear off during that interval. Body size, presence of food and metabolism can change this some.
Millfield, OH
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can I have a few beers if I take tylenol (acetaminophen) regularly?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
In Moderation: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Alcohol BOTH are metabolized in the liver. If you take Tylenol all the time, it is recommended you see a Dr. to get an evaluation as to why you need to take the medication all the time. Routine, periodic examinations with a health care provider is recommended in any case, and would include labs and Liver function testing. A few beers,periodically, in moderation is Ok.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2020

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