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No: I don't know of any pain patches that contain tylenol or acetaminophen. They may contain fentanyl, a narcotic, or a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory). To be sure, if you are using over-the-counter patches, read the label carefully. If you are being prescribed patches, ask your doctor. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unlikely, but don't use too much.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
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
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
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
You may not be able: To tell. Do not take more than the recommended dosing. If you are causing any liver damage, you will need a blood test that checks liver enzymes to see if you are causing damage or not. Avoid ever taking more than 3 grams of Acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. Congenital issues, liver issues and other medications can make you even more sensitive. Discuss with your physician the need for blood tests. ...Read more
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
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