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Would it be fine to take 2 of the tylenol (acetaminophen) 3's?

Would it be fine to take 2 of the tylenol (acetaminophen) 3's?

Usually: For an adult without liver disease, the dose range is 1 or 2 tablets. If having pain beyond prescribed medication's relief abilities on a recurring fashion, talk to your prescriber about medication strength adjustment. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Is taking three tylenol (acetaminophen) 3's generally considered safe?

Why do you need that: It is not an issue of safety as much as an issue of why you need that much tylenol (acetaminophen) and that much codeine. Find the cause of your pain and get rid of the cause rather than covering the symptom with pain meds to only treat symptoms. ...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?

Is there a shelf life on acetaminophen?

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

Dr. Boris Ripa
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