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Is it okay to take 1300 mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours for pain from a sprained wrist?

Is it okay to take 1300 mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours for pain from a sprained wrist?

No.: The recommendations for tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing have been ratcheted down in recent years. In the 90s, we dosed fairly freely by patient weight. In the 2000s, the limit was 4000mg/day. Now, the talk is that 3000mg per day is a better maximum. For a sprained wrist, however, i would suggest advil 600-800mg 3x/day - you want the anti-inflammatory response for your sprain. ...Read more

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Can i overdose on acetaminophen?

Can i overdose on acetaminophen?

Please do not.: If you are considering an overdose, please call 911 or your nearest emergency room. Do not harm yourself. You risk serious and irreversible damage to your body. ...Read more

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Can you get high on Acetaminophen?

Can you get high on Acetaminophen?

No: tylenol (acetaminophen) by itself should not have that effect. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be harmful and even deadly if not taken appropriately though. ...Read more

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Can i take too much acetaminophen?

Can i take too much acetaminophen?

Yes: For a healthy individual, it is recommended to not use more than 3 grams in a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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How much acetaminophen is too much?

How much acetaminophen is too much?

It depends: This is an important question. Too much Acetaminophen is dangerous. According to epocrates, a drug information program, most healthy adults can get up to about 1, 000 mg in 4 hrs, and 4, 000 mg (4 grams) per day safely. Children should get less, based on their age or weight. Read labels carefully, and ask your doctor or nurse if unsure. ...Read more

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What amount acetaminophen in a day?

What amount acetaminophen in a day?

Least amount...: ...necessary not to exceed 3000mg in a 24-hour period of time. Don't take it all at once either, because it won't be any more effective in mega-doses. Not the best pain med available over the counter, just useful for fevers. ...Read more

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Is there a shelf life on acetaminophen?

Yes!: All medications have a "shelf life" or expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain should be discussed with your family doctor so the cause, if present, can be more directly treated. ...Read more

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