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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can i drink alcohol while taking tylenol (acetaminophen)?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Breen
Dr. Christopher Breenanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) + alcohol: Alcohol will actually cause an increase in the toxic byproduct of tylenol (acetaminophen). This is a very dangerous combination.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
No.: It is ill advised to consume these together. Both are metabolized in the liver and concurrent use can be dangerous.

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Last updated Aug 19, 2017
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