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Acetaminophen Shelf Life
Had a breast augmentation on Wed (Jan 7).
Was prescribed hydrocodne/acetaminophen 7.5/325mg, Valium 5mg, and Promethazine 25mg.
I did not realize until tonight (January 11th) having drinks with a friend that the half life of Valium is so long.
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For future: For future reference , it is a good idea to avoid mixing alcohol with other drugs including antibiotics, hydrocodone, and promethezine. You can't be certain when you will need the meds for nausea or pain and should not mix them on top of alcohol either. ...Read more
Opiates: You will minimize your pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: i would t recommend it. See your doctor for perhaps a refill on it if you are taking it for a regular problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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