A 21-year-old male asked:
how long after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe do i need to wait to drink alcohol?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol : and any medications in my opinion don't mix. If you are sick enough to take cold medicine then you're too sick to drink for 24+ hours.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
Dr. David Keller answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold: Avoid "Tylenol Cold Severe", unless ordered to by a doctor. It contains phenylephrine, which doesn't treat the viruses which cause colds, & which has side effects including increased blood pressure, racing heart, risk for stroke and heart attack, dry mouth, insomnia, urinary retention - by drying your mucus membranes, it can prolong your infection.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
Dr. David Lipkin answered
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't take: As a general rule: Don't take Tylenol(*T) if you are drinking, and don't drink alcohol (*A) if you are taking*T.*T is metabolized in the liver and changed into chemicals that are excreted in the urine.*A(interferes with this process and a chemical toxic to the liver builds up, which can cause liver failure.(more likely if you've consumed *A for several days in a row or take>6 ExTra Strength Caps/day
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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