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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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What are the main effects of a tylenol (acetaminophen) pm overdose?

What are the main effects of a tylenol (acetaminophen) pm overdose?

Liver damage: If you take more than 8 pills of tylenol pm [or a total of 4, 000 milligrams of any acetaminophen], you can damage your liver seriously. Overdose of antihistamine can cause confusion, drowsiness, seizures, high blood pressure, fast pulse, high temperature, trouble peeing, even seizures. Call your doc or poison control [1-800-222-1222] immediately. ...Read more

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What are the effects of mixing tylenol (acetaminophen) and whiskey?

What are the effects of mixing tylenol (acetaminophen) and whiskey?

Liver damage?: Alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) both may damage the liver at high doses, and their effects may be additive. ...Read more

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What is the classification of digitek and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What is the classification of digitek and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug Classification: digitek (digoxin) = Digoxin -- classified as an inotrope/pressor. However, it does have other effects. Norco= hydrocodone + acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a synthetic narcotic or opioid. Acetaminophen is an analgesic ( pain reliever) and an antipyretic ( anti- fever). Commonly known as Tylenol. Norfolk is a combination of the 2 drugs. Common dosage forms: 5/325, 7.5/325, 10/325. ...Read more

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Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Clarification: Motrin has never been recalled. It is implicated (as are all nsaids) in mildly increased risk of heart attack. Acetaminophen was recalled (under the brand name tylenol) when perpetrators tampered with bottles in pharmacies in the 1980s by contaminating them with cyanide. Acetaminophen does not belong to the NSAID class like motrin. ...Read more

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What are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

Poisoning: Excess Acetaminophen can kill your liver and the Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can get you addicted and lose its effectiveness making you take a worthless medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

What are the side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Over 4 grams will produce a metabolite that will injure your liver. Otherwise sometimes asthma rarely, rash GI effects rarely. ...Read more

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What is 1500 grams of acetaminophen with Advil (ibuprofen) taken for?

What is 1500 grams of acetaminophen with Advil (ibuprofen) taken for?

1500 mg of: Acetaminophen at once is a large dose and you shouldn't take more than 3000 mg total per day on a regular basis. It's good to combine tylenol (acetaminophen) wth advil for an additive analgesic effect since they work through different mechanisms. ...Read more

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What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers?  Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve?   (I realize those are brand names...)

All are safe: None will injure you used as directed. Some folks get elevated liver function tests from even a little Tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil reversibly damages the kidneys if you get dehydrated on the stuff. Same for Aleve. Some folks get liver sensitivity to any of these. I would choose the one that gives you the best pain relief, drink plenty of water, and not worry about this. ...Read more

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Is all the tylenol (acetaminophen) in vicodin dangerous?

Is all the tylenol (acetaminophen) in vicodin dangerous?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day can be cry harmful to the liver. So taking to many vicodin may cause toxicity to the liver. ...Read more

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What are the effects of meloxicam and advil (ibuprofen)?

What are the effects of meloxicam and advil (ibuprofen)?

Anti-inflamatory: Both medications are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) . They both will help with inflammation, pain, headaches, etc. However, since they both work with similar mechanisms, taking them together is not recommended unless under oversight by a physician. With increased NSAID use, you can have many side effects, including stomach irritation, ulcer, and bleeding issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is constipation a side effect of tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine?

Is constipation a side effect of tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine?

Yes: Codeine is probably the drug that does this, but why are you taking these two drugs? ...Read more

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