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I am a physician.I can't off my practice now . I have advanced bilat knee osteoarthritis. I am 50yrs old . Severe pain . Prescribed diclofenc patches , arcoxia 120 mg tab and actamenophen codeine tabs . On msd for 3days barely any relief of pain. How muc

I am a physician.I can't off my practice now . I have advanced bilat knee osteoarthritis. I am 50yrs old . Severe pain . Prescribed diclofenc patches , arcoxia 120 mg tab and actamenophen codeine tabs . On msd for 3days  barely any relief of pain. How muc

Think about T K R: It sound to me you have disabling condition, sever pain clear diagnosis, i would suggest to see orthopedic surgeon how could arthroscopy and clean of the joints and see if this procedure could relief most of your pain , if that the case , that will give some time tell you will you have total knee replacement in the future. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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How would 50 grams of acetaminophen affect me?

How would 50 grams of acetaminophen affect me?

50 Grams: This would be the equivalent of taking a bottle of 100 tablets of extra strength tylenol. This has the potential of being anywhere from fatal to cause permanent liver damage. If you know anyone who consumed this much acetaminophen, see that the patient gets to the emergency department asap. ...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 (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage, & alcohol can make it worse. ...Read more

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Ingested over 30g of acetaminophen, should I be concerned?

At one time? If so: I would recommend you go to the hospital immediately as 30 grams can severely damage your liver and you will need to be seen by a physician immediately for possible treatment. ...Read more

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