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What are common symptoms of acetaminophen withdrawal? How are these symptoms (including widespread pain) best managed?

What are common symptoms of acetaminophen withdrawal? How are these symptoms (including widespread pain) best managed?

Acetaminophen: I understand your concern,

Acetaminophen is used for relief from headache, pain and fever. Depending upon severity of pain, tolerance for the pain and stresses in life, dosage, frequency and duration of use can be more leading to. Have rebound headache and pain from withdrawal.
See Physician for Acetaminophen benefits and side effects, gradual withdrawal, and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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Does anyone know how long headaches from tylenol (acetaminophen) withdrawal last?

Does anyone know how long headaches from tylenol (acetaminophen) withdrawal last?

Complicated: Chronic tylenol (acetaminophen) usage has been associated with chronic daily headaches, events occurring at least 15 days per month. These patterns can escalate and often require preventative medicines. If handled early, the process can reverse rapidly. See your doctor and get this handled asap. ...Read more

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Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) withdrawal causing agitation. What can be done to combat this?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) withdrawal causing agitation. What can be done to combat this?

Help with detox: Withdrawal from opioids can be extremely uncomfortable, like the worst flu you can imagine x 100, sometimes so severe it can feel like you are going to die, but this detox is rarely if ever medically dangerous (unlike alcohol). Find a detox center, treatment program for chemical dependency, or an addiction medicine md. Recovery is more than detox tho. Aa, na, or pills anonymous are very helpful. ...Read more

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When do fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) withdrawal ease up?

When do fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) withdrawal ease up?

??: There really should not be withdrawal for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) unless you are taking a boatload for a long time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more

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Been on tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine for awhile, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

Been on tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine for awhile, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

Like the flu: Withdrawal symptoms from opioids depend on the person. The severity of symptoms is variable. Comparing it to a bad stomach flu for a few days is probably the best comparison. There is also a feeling of doom and gloom which passes. ...Read more

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I have taken fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for 3 days in a row for migraine. 6 being the most. Is it likely I will have withdrawals. Have heard so much about them. Scary! .

I have taken fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for 3 days in a row for migraine. 6 being the most. Is it likely I will have withdrawals. Have heard so much about them. Scary! .

Caffeine withdrawal: Headaches and barbiturate withdrawal seizures are possible. Also 6 doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) may cause liver problems. The main ingredient (butalbital) is for tension headache not migraine by the way. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?

What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?

No OTC meds.: There are no otc meds that will help with withdrawal symptoms from narcotics. You should see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If I stop fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) now (33 weeks) will baby still experience withdrawal symptoms? I have only taken for 2 weeks.

If I stop fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) now (33 weeks) will baby still experience withdrawal symptoms? I have only taken for 2 weeks.

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Taking Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for a short period of time (two weeks) will not cause addiction or tolerance. Therefore, withdrawal symptoms would not be expected. There are seven weeks remaining in the pregnancy and likewise your baby should not suffer symptoms of withdrawal. ...Read more

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Any tips to how to over come withdrawal symptoms from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Buprenorphine helps: Ask your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You may need referral to a specialist who prescribes this medication. Also consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

Withdrawl: The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days.
The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more

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My elderly father is dependent on norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and is petrified of withdrawal is there something we can do or a med to get him off this horrible cycle?

See detox specialist: He can try to wean himself off the meds slowly ; come down one pill per day.... Otherwise see a detoxification specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain mgnt doc died. I'm on 10mg Methadone 6x/day and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 2/day. Was only doc in office. Will they stop my meds now? What abt withdrawal? What to do?

Don't stop: IT is not good to just stop call the office find out what they plan to do most likely a covering MD will take the practice over. If not get your records and find another board certified pain specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Can psych med withdrawal cause throat or respiratory muscle dysfunction or depression? Also felt need to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for aching knees afterwards

Can psych med withdrawal cause throat or respiratory muscle dysfunction or depression? Also felt need to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for aching knees afterwards

Withdrawal: Discontinuation of pyschiatric meds needs to be done very slowly and under the supervision of a qualified psychiatrist as the side effects of withdrawing too early can be serious. Some people do in fact feel depressed when they discontinue too early. Check with your prescribing doctor. Best. ...Read more

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I am 29 weeks pregnant and I'm out ofmy norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10s, I took 4-5 a day prescribed, for at least a month. Having withdrawals now. Is baby safe?

I am 29 weeks pregnant and I'm out ofmy norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10s, I took 4-5 a day prescribed, for at least a month. Having withdrawals now. Is baby safe?

Go to DETOX: Nope. You are not safe and the baby is not safe. Your addiction has led you to the point where you may seize if you withdraw. It is time today to get to a medical detox center to be observed as you enter being drug and alcohol free. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant and want to stop norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. Is it safe? I take 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. How should I go about stopping so no withdrawals?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant and want to stop norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. Is it safe? I take 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. How should I go about stopping so no withdrawals?

Slowly taper: In the states we would put you on either Methadone or Buprenorphine during pregnancy and then taper after. Since that may not be an option, do a slow taper, go down to 5 pills a day for 5 days and then 4 a day for 5 days and so on. We don't usually try to detox pregnant patients since the stress can trigger early labor. Discuss your options with your ob. ...Read more

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I am having withdrawl from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) what can I do?

I am having withdrawl from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) what can I do?

Why?: Why are you withdrawing? Was it prescribed to you? Did you take more than prescribed?

Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any dr I can call right now about my withdrawl from norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Is there any dr I can call right now about my withdrawl from norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Call the hospital: You can call your family doctor or call the local hospital to find where a safe place to go is locally available. ...Read more

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I have chronic back and neck pain. I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I'm wondering if baby will have withdrawal when born?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic: All narcotics can cause symptoms of withdrawal after cessation of use. Everything you take affects the fetus in some way. Norco is hydrocodone and acetaminophen (tylenol). Hydrocodone is a synthetic derivative of an opiate. ...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?

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?

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?

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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What should I do if I took too much acetaminophen?

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

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Ingested over 30g of acetaminophen, should I be concerned?

Ingested over 30g of acetaminophen, should I be concerned?

At one time? If so: I would recommend you go to the hospital immediately as 30 grams can severely damage your liver and you will need to be seen by a physician immediately for possible treatment. ...Read more

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