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Is it okay to take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) past the expiration date?

Is it okay to take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) past the expiration date?

maybe: The expiration date is that point after which the potency of the product cannot be assured.As long as you are not sensitive to the breakdown products of the older medication, it is not likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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How long will extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) capsules remain safe and effective past their stamped expiration date?

How long will extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) capsules remain safe and effective past their stamped expiration date?

Who knows: There is an expiration date for a reason. I am not sure that the reason is to encourage you to purchase more, but if kept dry and out of direct light most "coated" medications would be ok a fairly good while after the expiration date (in my opinion). ...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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