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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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While bending down to pick up cups from under a table at work my lower back started burning with pain. I tried icy hot patches and Tylenol (acetaminophen) buhelp help?

While bending down to pick up cups from under a table at work my lower back started burning with pain. I tried icy hot patches and Tylenol (acetaminophen) buhelp help?

Back strain: You likely strained muscles/ligaments in your lower back. The best treatment is ice or heat to the area, Ibuprofen for pain if you can take this, and avoidance of lifting/bending for a few days. If pain worsens, or you develop numbness or weakness in legs, or problems urinating or moving your bowels, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Soma amiben norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use sublimate patches too?

Is it ok to take Soma  amiben  norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use sublimate patches too?

Danger: Taking all of these highly addictive drugs together is like what we would give someone in the last stages of hospice care. My experience with patients on all of these meds is that they often have become habituated or addicted to this. And, they are often miserable despite taking so many medications. I would caution you that it may be time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. ...Read more

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I was prescribed butrans patches to supplement/reduce need for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Pain has increased enormously since then. Should i continue using patches?

I was prescribed butrans patches to supplement/reduce need for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Pain has increased enormously since then. Should i continue using patches?

Need Time: This medication is intended for patients requiring pain medications 24hours per day. Nocro is a short acting opioid and will not provide a consistent level of medication in your system. The transition to sustained released opioids can take time and be a little challenging for patients who have been on short acting opioids for a long period of time. You likely need a dose adjustment. ...Read more

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I use butrans patch for pain and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for breakthrough. How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I have an alcoholic beverage? I normally don't drink

You should be asking: The doctor who is prescribing all of this. If you are talking one alcoholic beverage (standard drink 12 oz beer, 5 oz ordinary wine, 1 1/2 oz distilled spirits), it would not likely be an issue, although any amount of alcohol may increase the risks of tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are taking larger doses on a regular basis (2 grams per day or more- approx 6 norcos). If larger doses of alcohol, then not ok. ...Read more

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What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Thanks for asking!: Depends on dose and mode of administration. Iv administered narcotics are most potent. As for dosage, fentanyl is the most potent of the listed medication. ...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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