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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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Do pain relief patches still expose me to high doses of acetaminophen?

Do pain relief patches still expose me to high doses of acetaminophen?

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

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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)?

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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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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What is 5000 mg of acetaminophen do?

Acetominophin: Nausea, vomiting diarrhea and even liver damage or failure. ...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

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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 to know if I overdosed on acetaminophen?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: abdominal pain
appetite loss
coma
•convulsions
•diarrhea
•irritability
•jaundice
•nausea
•sweating
upset stomach
•vomiting. ...Read more

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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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