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Hi doctors.. Plz help me am addicted to panadol night medication and i want to quit that but i can't i also have a little fobia from sleeplessness?

Hi doctors.. Plz help me am addicted to panadol night medication and i want to quit that but i can't i also have a little fobia from sleeplessness?

Melatonin: If you want to try a different sleep aid, i would recommend melatonin (available over the counter - start with 3 mg dose). It does not contain a pain reliever like panadol (contains acetaminophen). I have had many patients have success. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more


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Hi feeling really not well ...Back ain with mild fever and headache.So should I take panadol or brufen.Its midnight here cannot sleep due to pain:(?

Hi feeling really not well ...Back ain with mild fever and headache.So should I take panadol or brufen.Its midnight here cannot sleep due to pain:(?

Let me try to help: What you are describing to me look like you have infection some kind , in the back area and could be UTI or female infection, check it out please. ...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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Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain should be discussed with your family doctor so the cause, if present, can be more directly treated. ...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 2, 000mg of acetaminophen in one dose too much?

Don't do it again: This won't hurt or kill you, but you do need to show this helpful drug the respect it deserves. It's important to space the doses out so that you don't get sick. Up to 4000 mg/day is fine but you don't want to take even this much all at once -- you might overload the enzyme that processes it by the normal pathway. ...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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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 can cause serious liver damage, & alcohol can make it worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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