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My Dr Gave me tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for knee pain for arthritis cause I had knee surgery last yr. I took one & still hurting after 2 hrs. Can I take another one.

My Dr Gave me tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for knee pain for arthritis cause I had knee surgery last yr. I took one & still hurting after 2 hrs. Can I take another one.

Need more informati: We need more information. You should ask your physician to consider having you see a rheumatologist. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 is just a narcotic which you should not take long term. Finding the diagnosis is your first step. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How many days should one stop taking nifidepine ointment before sphincter surgey? Are any medicines safe to take before surgery (tylenol, etc.)

How many days should one stop taking nifidepine ointment before sphincter surgey? Are any medicines safe to take before surgery (tylenol, etc.)

Ask your surgeon: Probably do not need to stop the nifedipine. Do not take any additional medications before an operation without going over all medications with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 5/325 norcos? I know this is 650mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) & to stay under 4g/day. Is it safe otherwise? Just had neck surgery & the 1 pill isn't work

Can I take 3 5/325 norcos? I know this is 650mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) & to stay under 4g/day. Is it safe otherwise? Just had neck surgery & the 1 pill isn't work

Bad idea: What you need to do is contact the doctor who did the surgery and/or your usual doctor. This needs the attention of the responsible pro and they'll help with the pain management. It's really important. Don't add to your problems by self-treatment. Best! ...Read more

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I just took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for my wisdom tooth surgery. It doesn't help with my pain so can I take 2 advils or would that cause an overdose?

I just took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for my wisdom tooth surgery. It doesn't help with my pain so can I take 2 advils or would that cause an overdose?

Usually ok: Advil has ibuprofen, a different ingredient that is not in Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3. Advil contains no narcotic. Thus, it is usually fine to take Advil for pain if a person is also taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 for pain. If worried, one can ask the oral surgeon who did the extraction. ...Read more

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I'm having plastic surgery tomorrow and take hydrocodone. I was told to stop taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. Which I have. Will taking the hydrocodone cause compl?

Let your doctor know: Must inform your doctor why you are taking, especially anesthesiologist to titrate your anesthetic medications properly. Your doctor already told you. . ...Read more

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I had hernia surgery Thursday andand every since Saturday my knees have been aching. I can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and its gone. Knees are also cool to the touch?

I had hernia surgery Thursday andand every since Saturday my knees have been aching. I can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and its gone. Knees are also cool to the touch?

Probably unrelated: I am assuming you had groin hernia surgery. The knee aching is likely unrelated to the surgery. It may just be the stress of surgery as your body heals. Knees and large joints in general are usually cool to the touch, that is normal and good. I would use the tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed ( ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) threes with morphine sulphate? I had a breast reduction surgery last week & the pain is intense. Tylenol (acetaminophen) threes alone don't do much

One or the other: tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 has 30mg of codeine. Codeine is a medium potency narcotic pain medication. Morpheine sulphate is a high potency narcotic pain medication. So morpheine is much stronger.
Safer to just take the morpheine. Morpheine can be synergistic with tylenol (acetaminophen). So if the morpheine doesn't work, take it with two tylenol (acetaminophen). Don't take more than 3000mg tylenol (acetaminophen) a day.
I Hope You Feel Better Soon! ...Read more

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Minn. Doctors. I have had pain in my pelvic area since 1992 from cancer surgery & 37 radiation treatments. I take mostly Tylenol (acetaminophen) & some tramadol?

Not uncommon: Twenty two years post pelvic surgery with the only complaint of some pain controlled by mild oral meds is fairly good. When pelvic surgery and RT used, one thinks of hysterectomy or rectal Ca for cancer. The intestine usually drops into the pelvis and RT causes fibrosis around bowel and bladder to produce discomfort. At 90 no other approach should be used for management. ...Read more

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70 year old male going to have cataract surgery in 10 days and told he can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for unrelated joint pain. Can he take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM instead? He has trouble sleeping with the pain.

70 year old male going to have cataract surgery in 10 days and told he can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for unrelated joint pain. Can he take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM instead? He has trouble sleeping with the pain.

Talk to your doctor: Tylenol PM has acetaminophen and diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl has historically been prescribed for sleep. Some people tolerate this well with good sleep. Some people experience excitation and insomnia. Long term use of this drug in the elderly can cause memory impairment and is not generally recommended. Talk to your doctor about alternatives for treatment of your insomnia. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Breast implant surgery feb 7th, starting to feel sick with headache and flu symptoms. Can I take nyquil? I am suppose to only take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.

Breast implant surgery feb 7th, starting to feel sick with headache and flu symptoms. Can I take nyquil? I am suppose to only take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.

Yes.: Yes, the use of this medication should not pose a problem. However, be careful that you inform your surgeon if you remain ill immediately prior to the procedure; patients undergoing elective breast surgery should be free of any source of potential bacteremia and free of any pulmonary involvement… best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Arthritis Strength Tylenol 625mg while taking Meloxicam 7.5mg qod?

Medication: Yes it is ok to take Tylenol with meloxicam. If not improving please see your physician instead of continuing to take medications. ...Read more

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Is arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take everyday?

Is arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take everyday?

Probably: While tylenol (acetaminophen) is an over the counter medication it can cause problems with your liver if take at high doses at for a long period of time. ...Read more

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I take about 6-8 arthritis strength 8 hr Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 times a day. I have been for several weeks now. What kind of damage will that do?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Excessive TYLENOL (acetaminophen) intake (2000 to 4000 mgs per day)can cause liver damage especially in conjunction with alcohol intake. Since you're not getting good relief with so much TYLENOL (acetaminophen), you may need an antiinflammatory medication which TYLENOL (acetaminophen) isn't. See your Physician or a rheumatologist to find out what is causing your symptoms and appropriate tests and treatment will be rendered. ...Read more

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If preganant can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis pain caplets?

If preganant can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis pain caplets?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pregnancy category b drug. However use any drug if only really needed during pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I take 1 arthrotec 75mg tablet is it ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis 650mg tablets at the same time?

If I take 1 arthrotec 75mg tablet is it ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis 650mg tablets at the same time?

Yes, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 4-: -pain& arthrotec is an anti inflammatory med, & takes a little longer 4 its' effect 2 B noticed. B sure U watch Ur Tylenol (acetaminophen) intact from all sources! ...Read more

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I take Mobic 15 mg for arthritis. Can I take 2 Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) together.?

NSAIDs: U should not mix Mobic and Aleve as this may cause troubles with kidneys, blood pressure, stomach etc.
On the other hand combination of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Mobic is acceptable and some times advisable.
Hope u feel better. ...Read more

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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) for cold symptoms if you are already taking celebrex (for arthritis pain)?

Pain medications: Yes, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) in addition to a NSAID such as Ibuprofen or celebrex, but you do not want to take both medications on a regular basis.
Often the occasional dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) will provide good relief :). ...Read more

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If 800 mg of ibuprofen does not work, how many Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650 mg arthritis 8 hour tablets should I take with it?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) + ibuprofen: No interaction here so the answer is the same whether taking taking ibuprofen or not - as long as liver function is good. So, one cn take 3000-4000 mg aslirin per day in divided doses. Use the smaller dose for small persons. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knees, I am 21 years old, exercise regularly (including bootcamp twice/wk) I don't want to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Advice?

I have arthritis in my knees, I am 21 years old, exercise regularly (including bootcamp twice/wk) I don't want to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Advice?

Arthritis in knees: Are you sure you have arthritis or do you mean pain? Arthritis is unusual in a 21 year old unless you had an injury to the knee. Most knee pain in young people is treatable and you may want to see your doctor to get the correct diagnosis. It could be runners knee which is treated by quadriceps strengthening exercises which are essentially strait leg raises with some weight on your ankles. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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