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Is it safe to take robaxin and tylenol (acetaminophen) if I have a concussion?

Is it safe to take robaxin and tylenol (acetaminophen) if I have a concussion?

No Robaxin (methocarbamol): Stay away from Robaxin (methocarbamol) as it can be sedating. This may make post-concussion symptoms worse. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Methocarbamol (Definition)

Methocarbamol (trade name robaxin, (methocarbamol) which is marketed by actient pharmaceuticals in the United States and pfizer in canada) is a central muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle spasms. Because of potential for side-effects, this drug is considered to be a high-risk ...Read more


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Is it safe to mix tylenol (acetaminophen) and robaxin?

Is it safe to mix tylenol (acetaminophen) and robaxin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or axion: Yes no problem taking them both together as prescribed. Most medication if used as prescribed are safe. ...Read more

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I mistaken Methocarbamol for Tylenol (acetaminophen) I'm 30 weeks pregnant. Help please! Can this harm my baby?

I mistaken Methocarbamol for Tylenol (acetaminophen) I'm 30 weeks pregnant. Help please! Can this harm my baby?

No: You'll probably be sleepy from taking a muscle relaxer but otherwise it won't cause any harm. Always verify your medication before you take something ...Read more

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Can you take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen)? I woke up with a stiff neck and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen). I was wondering if it is ok to take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with muscle spasms in my neck.

Can you take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen)? I woke up with a stiff neck and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen). I was wondering if it is ok to take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with muscle spasms in my neck.

Robaxin (methocarbamol): Robaxin is commonly prescribed for similar conditions. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is additionally useful as an adjuvant analgesic. As every patient's medical history and medication pharmacodynamics are different, I always recommend medications only be taken together under the supervision of your personal physician. ...Read more

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What is the onset for Robaxacet extra strength? (400mg methocarbamol and 500mg acetaminophen)

What is the onset for Robaxacet extra strength? (400mg methocarbamol and 500mg acetaminophen)

If you mean: How long does it take for drug to act its variable. Full stomach?? Empty stomach....with the latter about 30 minutes to one hour! ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix methocarbamol and acetaminophen?

Is it okay to mix methocarbamol and acetaminophen?

Yes.: Don't take more than 3000 mg of Acetaminophen per day. Used to be 4000 mg upper limit, but even this level can be harmful. ...Read more

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How does someone know if they have a concussion? And should they sleep it off? Are that's a bad idea? And can they take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

How does someone know if they have a concussion? And should they sleep it off? Are that's a bad idea? And can they take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Confusion/headache: A concussion can occur after impact to the head and can cause loss of consciousness. Confusion can be an early symptom. Headache also can be a problem. If someone has enough impact to their head to cause either severe headache, nausea/vomiting, confusion, passing out, or seizure they should be evaluated at a hospital. They may need to be monitored in the hospital until these symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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Took two extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) and got drunk last night. Now next night have headache and nausea am I ok? 23 yo male. Concussion 6 weeks ago. Healthy

Headache and nausea: Your symptoms are likely only due to the alcohol. The concussion 6 weeks ago should not be an issue if you were feeling well up until the time you got drunk. Still, alcohol and extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not a good mix. Two pills of the Tylenol (acetaminophen), however, would not be a problem, even with the alcohol. ...Read more

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Concussion 8 weeks ago, going to drink (8-9 beers) ok to take Ibuprofen instead of Tylenol (acetaminophen)? 23 yr old male. Healthy.

Concussion 8 weeks ago, going to drink (8-9 beers) ok to take Ibuprofen instead of Tylenol (acetaminophen)? 23 yr old male. Healthy.

On your way to get..: ....plowed? You really shouldn't combine that much alcohol...well, first with your bloodstream but secondly with any medication (prescription or not). Not sure why you want to choose ibuprofen over Tylenol (acetaminophen) for your pain but as I said, I think that decision is the least of your worries..... ...Read more

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Not sleeping well lately- can't fall or stay asleep...Is "calms forte" a safe sleep aid? Currently taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally for a concussion.

Not sleeping well lately- can't fall or stay asleep...Is "calms forte" a safe sleep aid? Currently taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally for a concussion.

Neuropsych eval: Get a neuropsychological evaluation from a neuropsychologist board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology to assess what areas of the brain have been effected by the concussion and how it factors into current sleep loss. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acetaminophen w/ codeine after having a mild concussion?

Is it ok to take acetaminophen w/ codeine after having a mild concussion?

I wouldn't: It's not a good idea. Anything that can potentially affect your cognition could be misinterpreted as a worsening of your concussive symptoms, prompting a workup for subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural or epidural hematoma, etc. Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) is likely ok, but go by what the doctor treating you recommended. ...Read more

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24mo pregnant and taking Tylenol 3 & Robaxin. 2 WHOLE months later my OB tells me there are risks, but all is well. I'm extremely worried. Please help?

24mo pregnant and taking Tylenol 3 & Robaxin. 2 WHOLE months later my OB tells me there are risks, but all is well. I'm extremely worried. Please help?

Yes, there ARE risks: Every medication has an effect on a pregnancy both good and bad since the fetus is connected to your bloodstream. The most critical times for impact are the early formation and fetal development in the first trimester. You need to talk to your OB MD about whether continuance on these medications is needed. Keep in mind that codeine has a negative impact on breastfeeding infants as well. ...Read more

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Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) good for post concussion syndrome?

Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) good for post concussion syndrome?

May be: It is preferable to use other preventative medications for headaches in this syndrome and there are multiple choices. However if others do not help or insurance coverage is a big hindrance and Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) works then it is valuable and here benefits far outweigh risks. ...Read more

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I took 1 Arthrotec 75 mg, 2 tylenol 500 mg, and 2 robaxin 750 mg, tablets for severe back pain, If I am still in pain, can I take Tramadol later?

I took 1 Arthrotec 75 mg, 2 tylenol 500 mg, and 2 robaxin 750 mg, tablets for severe back pain, If I am still in pain, can I take Tramadol later?

Yes: Good idea to take tramadol last since it can be addictive and side effects; sedating, constipating, read others. Follow directions for all, try biofreeze gel or similar, ice pack, heat pad, backbrace if needed, good posture, . lose weight if overweight, never smoke ...Read more

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Is it OK to drive professionally while taking Tylenol/Codeine #3, Gabapentin & Methocarbamol? My doctor said, has other patients that drive for work.

Varies: The usual answer would be no. Narcotics and muscle relaxants can both cause sedation and low response time similar in theory to alcohol consumption with driving. The main exception to this is the case when a person has been on them for a while and has showed no ill effects. Even then it is a good idea to get a letter from your doctor saying it is ok in case you were to get in an accident. ...Read more

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Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Need diagnosis: The head and neck issues may be interacting, and the neck may be a trigger for the headache, but might consider possibility of disc protrusion, or even thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to shoulder strap. Also, might wonder about intracranial problem. See your doc and try some conservative meds and physical therapy first. ...Read more

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Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Seek a neuromuscular: Taking medications is like giving a bandaid instead of stitches seek a neurologist to find out why you have migraines it is quite possible it maybe due to your bite look for a neuromuscular dentist in your area. ...Read more

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Can yu take loratabs and robaxin (methocarbamol) together?

Can yu take loratabs and robaxin (methocarbamol) together?

No: The combination could case an additive effect so I would not recommend the combination. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Robaxin (methocarbamol) for back how will it make me feel?

It's: A muscle relaxer. So hopefully it will make you feel better. Side effects vary person to person. Most of my PTs complained of fatigue. Loss of energy. If something doesn't feel right stop the medicine and call your doctor ...Read more

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Is sam-e safe to take with Robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Yes: I can not find an adverse interaction with SAMe and Robaxin (methocarbamol). Always take caution when using new medications together but drug interaction testing appears to be OK. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take robaxin (methocarbamol) & narco together?

Yes: These medications can be used together although there is a significant risk of constipation as well as difficulty with memory, concentration, and confusion. An important step is to explore why you need these medications. Robaxin (methocarbamol) and narco are symptom treatments. It is always better to get rid of the problem than to treat the symptoms alone. ...Read more

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What does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm do?

What does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm do?

Acetaminophen&Diphen: It has two ingredients
1acetaminophen500 mgm pain reliever
2diphenylhydramine 25 mgm to help you sleep
so it is to relieve pain and help you sleep, that's why it is taken pm. ...Read more

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Do they make a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 5?

No: Tylenol #3 has 30 mg of codeine, and #4 has 60 mg of codeine, but there is no #5. Both #3 and #4 contain 300 mg of acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Are you talking 2: Days past the expiration date or 2 years? Sorry, you haven't provided us with any parameters here. ...Read more

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Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: You would need to take a lot more pills to achieve an adequate adult dose. ...Read more

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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Simvaststin?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Simvaststin?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is OK, however, there is a long list of medications and foods that can interact with simvastatin, including antiviral medications, seizure medications, antibiotics - esp. erythromycin family, citrus - esp. Grapefruit, stomach medications, some psychiatric medications, other cholesterol medications, some heart medications, etc. Check your medication list with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

No: They are the same medication and you should choose one or the other, otherwise you are giving your child double the recommended dose of Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol). You are likely thinking of alternating Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) and acetaminophen, which is also a controversial topic. Please consult your pediatrician before doing so. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more