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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Overview)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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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

Dr. Alvin Stein
2,105 Doctors shared insights

Acetaminophen (Overview)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

Pain Med: This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Codeine can be habit-forming. ...Read more

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Why was I prescribed lortab (hydrocodone-acetaminophen) after getting my gallbladder removed?

For pain: Lortab is a common for pain. After your laparoscopic or open gallbladder removal your surgeon wanted to give you the option for pain control. If you are not experiencing pain you don't have to take it. The pain score of 1 is no pain and 10 is the highest you imagine, then try to stay at 4 or less. ...Read more

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Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

You can - but why?: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc., . ...Read more

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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

Pain Relief: Hydrocodone is an opioid (narcotic) pain relieving medication that requires a physician's prescription. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that is available other the counter as "tylenol". These medications are combined together in many analgesic medications, such as vicodin. The combination is thought to increase the medication's effectiveness while reducing side effects. ...Read more

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Which of these drug have less toxicity & which has an effective anelagesic effect, acetaminophen oribuprofren?

Which of these drug have less toxicity & which has an effective anelagesic effect, acetaminophen oribuprofren?

Drug toxicity: Relating to your question, Acetaminophen toxicity is usually cumulative, Ibuprofen and related non-steroidal agents (like aleve/naprosyn) can cause irritation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis) even in small doses, especially if taken on an empty stomach. Please minimize use of all over the counter medications for your safety. ...Read more

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How does hydrocodone acetaminophen work to eliminate?

How does hydrocodone acetaminophen work to eliminate?

Vicodin: Pain meds. Work by stimulating GABA receptors in brain which block pain perception. ...Read more

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Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen, aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen, aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

That is safe: It may help you to take 1 excedrin 3 times per day for 3-4 days. For long-lasting migraine headaches, sometimes other remedies are helpful, such as the medicines amitriptyline or propranolol.

Are you certain it is a migraine? ...Read more

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Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Yes: There is no problem mixing them as long as you take them as prescribed and have no underlying contraindications to them. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take acetaminophen with codeine and oxycodone?

Is it dangerous to take acetaminophen with codeine and oxycodone?

Depends: Mixing two different opioids (codeine and oxycodone) may not be a good idea as this can lead to cumulative effects. In addition to this, the total dose of Acetaminophen has to be considered. It would be best to disclose all the medications you are taking to your doctor and decide and would be most appropriate for you and just stay on it. ...Read more

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Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

After research: Checked in epocrates which is a respected source of drug information showed nothing in the way of interaction between acetaminophen and trileptal. Before taking any action check with your doctor and or pharmacist. Good luck ...Read more

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How do I relieve the side effects of acetaminophen/codeine?

How do I relieve the side effects of acetaminophen/codeine?

Change drug?: One obvious option is to change medications. You don't mention the specific aide effect but usual ones seen are itching (take benadryl), nausea (eat first) and sleepiness (gets better with time). ...Read more

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How much time does it take for acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate 650 mg / 100 mg. Pills to leave your system?

Depends on what you: Are really asking. Firstly, darvon isn't even available legally in this country, mainly because it 1) doesn't work and is essentially a placebo and 2) it caused a number of heart rhythm problems. It can however cause overdose and addiction. I don't even know if it is tested for in most testing kits. It is a short-acting drug but its metabolites stick around and can be detected for 2-4 days. ...Read more

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For how long does hydrocodone/acetaminophen last?

Last??: For pain, the useful period is generally 3-4 hours. If you mean how long does it stay in the body, it is rapidly metabolized and is only in the bloodstream in that form for a couple hours, is metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and those metabolites can last a day or two and be detected in urine, but they are not producing much activity, same with the tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. ...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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My daughter is three of age, she have high fever, she's on panadol, (acetaminophen) but when the medicine wears off the fever come back..............Wat can this be?

My daughter is three of age, she have high fever, she's on panadol, (acetaminophen) but when the medicine wears off the fever come back..............Wat can this be?

Unexplained temp: An infection, probably viral in origin. However, it is important to know what her symptoms are. Because of her age and condition she deserves to be seen by a physician to determine the cause of her temperature. ...Read more

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After taking allegra (fexofenadine) is it safe to take acetaminophen?

After taking allegra (fexofenadine) is it safe to take acetaminophen?

No interaction..: Fortunately Acetaminophen does not have much drug interaction and it is quite safe taking at the recommended dosage. It does not have cross-interaction with Allegra (fexofenadine) and so can be taken concurrently, if needed. However, unexpected reaction can occur with any med or combo of meds, thus use smallest effective dose for shortest time possible. If further question/concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can meloxacam and hydrocodone / acetaminophen be taken at the same time or is there drug interactions to be concerned with?

Can meloxacam and hydrocodone / acetaminophen be taken at the same time or is there drug interactions to be concerned with?

Generally Yes, but..: These are two entirely different classes of medication, NSAID and narcotic respectively. Commonly patients take Meloxicam daily for chronic osteoarthritis and may be prescribed hydrocodone/acetominophen for acute pain after trauma for example. Your specific situation depends on your history and physical exam and should be evaluated by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen and klonpin combination making me vomit will I be okay?

Acetaminophen and klonpin combination making me vomit will I be okay?

To ER now: As I said on your question below:

If you took pamprin, klonopin (clonazepam) and acetaminophen and are vomiting, go to the ER. You do not say how much you took (more than recommended and why?), but if you are taking them for pain and now have vomiting, both are reasons to go to the ER. Don't drive, have someone take you or call 911. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix acetaminophen with alcohol?

Is it ok to mix acetaminophen with alcohol?

Both impact liver: Since both Acetaminophen (known as tylenol (acetaminophen) - but also in many multi-drug combinations) and alcohol can have an effect on the liver, both are best used in moderation. Be especially cautious if your doctor has told you that your liver function tests are showing signs of trouble. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on acetaminophen 2 days after taking it?

Can you overdose on acetaminophen 2 days after taking it?

No: No you cannot. However, the damage to your liver may manifest later. As you can see from the nomogram, hepatic toxicity can be seen hours after the ingestion. ...Read more

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What should I do if I took too much acetaminophen?

What should I do if I took too much acetaminophen?

See below: Depends on how much is 'too much'. If one extra tablet one time, probably ok. If more that 2 extra tablets, should go to er. If 1 or 2 extra on multiple occasions should see your doctor. Also if you drink alcohol, it could be more serious. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage, & alcohol can make it worse. ...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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