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Does acetaminophen cause constipation?

Does acetaminophen cause constipation?

No: It's not an opiod, so no. When combined with opiods like hydrocodone, then hydrocodone is the drug that can cause constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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I am prescribed Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) for my chronic pain. I take 3 tablets per day. Since, this medication is not a narcotic, will it cause me constipation?

I am prescribed Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) for my chronic pain. I take 3 tablets per day. Since, this medication is not a narcotic, will it cause me constipation?

Possibly : Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen (Tylenol). It may or may not cause you to develop constipation and if you do you will deal with it. Every time a doc prescribes a course of therapy there a risk/benefit or on the one hand but on the other hand argument. You as the patient have to decide if the pain relief out ways the constipation if you develop it. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) for my chronic pain. I take 3 tablets per day. Since this is not a narcotic, will this medication/dosage cause constipation?

I am prescribed Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) for my chronic pain. I take 3 tablets per day. Since this is not a narcotic, will this medication/dosage cause constipation?

Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen): While Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is technically NOT a narcotic, it is what they call an "opiate analog." This means it works similarly to opiates (or narcotics) in treating pain, but doesn't have a lot of the undesirable effects, like dependence, loss of judgment, etc. However, it CAN cause constipation. Now, only 3 per day is low, and if you take a laxative or stool softener while using it, you should be fine. ...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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My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. Ibuprofen usually works much better than acetaminophen. A natural treatment named camilia can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best laxative while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to help with constipation?

What is the best laxative while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to help with constipation?

COLACE (docusate sodium): I recommend to my patients colace (docusate) one every 12 hours. It's a stool softener that helps draw water into your colon to flush things along. If that doesn't help, then two every twelve hours. If that doesn't help, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) - one capful daily. Make sure you drink plenty of water to flush things along. ...Read more

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Takin a lots of pain killer ( norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) kepra, metformin, stool softener) have a constipation and rash on the face .What shoul I do to help my skin?

Takin a lots  of pain killer ( norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) kepra, metformin, stool softener) have a constipation and rash on the face .What shoul I do to help my skin?

Side effect: Rash could be side effect of one of the meds. Try to remember time frame of when rash started and if it corresponded to starting one of these meds (like kepra). Talk to your doctor about it as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hydrocodine/acetaminophen cause pupils to dilate?

No.: If anything, a sufficient dose of hydrocodone would cause the pupils to constrict (grow smaller). Acetaminophen has no effect on pupil size. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tylenol (acetaminophen) to cause thrombocytopenia?

Is it possible for tylenol (acetaminophen) to cause thrombocytopenia?

Yes: Acetominophen use may be associated with low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) very rarely. This is correlated with very high doses, similar to what may effect liver function. ...Read more

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Can a minor acetaminophen overdose (taking five extra-strength tylenol at once) cause a problem?

No: Assuming you're >12 years old, don't have aids, alcoholism, or other chronic liver disease, you should be okay. For anyone interested in learning everything you wanted to know about tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, but were afraid to ask, please direct your web browser to: http://www.Tylenolprofessional.Com/assets/overdose_monograph.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) make you gain weight? I've lost since i quit taking it, or was it cause it was making me retain fluids?

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) make you gain weight? I've lost since i quit taking it, or was it cause it was making me retain fluids?

No weight gain: Unfortunately, doctors often do not address this when prescribing medicine, despite weight gain being very troubling for the many patients. All drugs have side effects, and weight gain is common to many drugs. However, there is no literature to support that tylenol (acetaminophen) has any significant influence on weight. ...Read more

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I was prescribed hydrocodone for pain and i took some at 3 this morn and need to know how long to wait to take a goody powder cause the acetaminophen ?

I was prescribed hydrocodone for pain and i took some at 3 this morn and need to know how long to wait to take a goody powder cause the acetaminophen ?

Avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) tox: Goody's Extra Strength contains 260 mg of acetaminophen. Hydrocodone comes in 5mg, 7.5mg, and 10mg doses with 325mg, 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg of acetaminophen. Please check your prescription bottle for the amount of acetaminophen per pill. Tylenol can be taken every 4-6 hours with max less than 2 gm/24hrs recommended to avoid liver toxicity. Divide 2000mg by the pill strength = max doses per day. ...Read more

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I stopped tylenol (acetaminophen) cause it was making me real nauseous but now I've noticed some of the weird pains i was getting are gone now, any connection?

Medication overuse : Pain, which results from the repetitive and chronic use of abortive pain medications for four months or more. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used with extreme caution in a patient who presents with liver problems. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally well tolerated. Rec.: ask your prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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