A 18-year-old female asked:
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i took tylenol at about 12p for a headache it is now 2am. can i take medicine for a cold (the bottle says not to take with acetaminophen products?

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Dr. Patty Crocker
30 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No: You should separate doses of acetaminophen by 6-8 hours to avoid liver damage. The bottle says "do not take with acetaminophen" because it contains acetaminophen too.
Answered on Oct 1, 2014
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Dr. Yolanda Wade
27 years experience Family Medicine
Check the label: The cold medicine may also contain acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol). Too much acetaminophen can be harmful, as may be possible if using Tylenol alone with a mutli-symptom, combo cold medicine. Safer to avoid doubling up on the acetaminophen/ Tylenol if the label for your cold med has this warning.
Answered on Sep 29, 2014
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