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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

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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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Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

See below: Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of codeine. The combination of Acetaminophen and Codeine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. ...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?

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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