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I've got a fractured vertebrae and i took 2 tylenol and 3 hours later it still hurts real bad i took 1 vicodin 3-5 i didn't realize this could cause side effects what are they?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Because vicodin also contains tylenol so you are taking a higher dose of tylenol than recommended in a period of 3 hours; however, it is just one time so you will not get acetaminophen (tylenol) toxicity. Do not worry to much for now but do not to exceed 2 -3 gm of tylenol (6 tablets of 500 mg tablet) for 24 hours if you have to take it for a while. Take care.

Answered Jun 11, 2023

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