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Tylenol (Definition)

Tylenol is thename brand for acetomenofin and is used for pain relief and for fever reduction . It adds the the effect of many narcotic drugs without having to raise the narcotic dose. Can cause liver problems in excess. Should take n-acety cysteine supplement ...Read more


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I consumed a lot of caffeine and Tylenol for headache before I found out I was pregnant & I didn't find out until I was 12 weeks. Should my baby be OK?

I consumed a lot of caffeine and Tylenol for headache before I found out I was pregnant & I didn't find out until I was 12 weeks. Should my baby be OK?

Facts: Tylenol or Acetaminophen remains among the safest drugs in pregnancy. Recent studies have advocated an increase in ADHD in children exposed to the drug in their fetal stage. Caffeine appears safe in low quantities, up to 150-200 mg/day, otherwise it may cause miscarriages. ...Read more

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Get BAD migraines but my IBS&panic disorder cant handle NSAIDs,vicodin etc,anything w caffeine.Midrin wrks but 2 costly!Tylenol alone doesnt wrk,Help!

Get BAD migraines but my IBS&panic disorder cant handle NSAIDs,vicodin etc,anything w caffeine.Midrin wrks but 2 costly!Tylenol alone doesnt wrk,Help!

Migraine relief : Sorry to hear your suffering. Here's a great Migraine remedy using herbs which have been scientically proven to be effective. They are Fever few and Butterbur, and can found in something called Migrefief, which is available online and in certain pharmacies. It can two months to work in preventing Migraines. My son takes it. You must take it with food. Good luck :-) ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin safe while pregnant? Acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine combo pill. 

Is Excedrin safe while pregnant? Acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine combo pill. 

No: While Acetaminophen is safe, Aspirin is linked to an increased rate of miscarriages if used in the first trimester and to a premature closure of the ductus arteriosus (a baby vessel in the fetus) if used in the third trimester. Caffeine must be limited during the pregnancy as well due to potential adverse effects on the fetus. Tylenol can be tried for pain related complaints. ...Read more

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Whats the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

Whats the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

2,000 mg is max: Have you ever tried Fiorinal for your headaches? It's a combination of aspirin, caffein, and butalbital. In my experience, Fiorinal is much more effective than the combination you're taking. Acetaminophen is highly toxic to the liver. Codeine can actually cause headaches in some people. ...Read more

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