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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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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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. I last too

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.
I last too

Finish the question: The drugs you are taking are standard post op. prescriptions for augmentations but you should not be using very much of the medicine by now. Ibuprofen (Advil etc.) should be sufficient. Get off the valium and all will settle down. ...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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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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Is 2, 000mg of acetaminophen in one dose too much?

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

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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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