A 55-year-old female asked:
dentist told me to take 2 advil & 2 reg strength tylenol at same time 3 times every 4 hour after a root canal, seems like a lot of meds,is this safe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like a lot: Two regular strength Advil and two regular strength Tylenol, 3 times, would equal 6 Advil and 6 Tylenol. That would mean 12 pills every 4 hours, or 72 pills every day. Maybe the dentist's instructions are confusing the patient. Best for the patient to call the dentist and verify how to take the pain-relief medication.
Answered on Dec 8, 2017
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