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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

No: Mechanism of tylenol (acetaminophen) not exactly known but it is not considered an anti-platelet medication and so does not cause an increased tendency to bleed unless overdose occurs and liver function is impaired. Liver is responsible for many clotting factors. Routine tylenol (acetaminophen) does not predispose to significant bleeding risk.

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What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Injections: Besides the drugs that dr. Kaplan mentioned, there are also injections like heparin, the low molecular weight heparins, such as enoxaparin (lovenox), and fondaparinux (arixtra).

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Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

2 new drugs: The fda has approved 2 new drugs and more are on the way: Pradaxa (dabigatran) and xarelto (rivaroxaban). Key points: they're very expensive, don't require frequent blood samples for dosing, and they have no antidote if serious bleeding occurs. Pradaxa is taken twice a day, xarelto is once daily. If stopped abruptly, there is incr risk of clotting with both. Pradaxa can often cause stomach upset.

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After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

Several days: Aspirin will permanently affect the adhesiveness of platelets in your system at the time you take it (not really thin your blood). The platelets have a life span of 5-7 days, and your body will be constantly generating new ones which will have normal function.

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Which is safer for the body if used occasionally: tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin I've tried both, feel like I've had similar results with both that's why?

Which is safer for the body if used occasionally: tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin I've tried both, feel like I've had similar results with both that's why?

Both: Acetominophen (tylenol) intake should be limited to less than 4 grams daily. In excess, liver damage may occur. Aspirin can trigger asthma attacks, GI bleeding, allergic reactions, and intake should be limited to less that 3 grams daily. Occasional use and alternating them may be best.

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Is there any common (otc) drug/medicine like aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) that will kill you in high doses?

Everything: In high enough doses, essentially every medicine becomes a toxin / poison. There is a toxicology book that addresses this: "the dose makes the poison.".

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) considered an aspirin?

No, acetaminophen: Tylenol is the most widely promoted & purchased brand of acetaminophen, see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/tylenol-drug. Htm, https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tylenol, http://courses. Chem. Psu. Edu/chem36/Chem36H/IndivExpt1/461%20Acetaminophen. Pdf & http://fp. Ucalgary. Ca/FMResidentSecure/Articles/acetaminophen[2].pdf for a variety of information on th acetaminophen molecule.

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What happens if you take 16 aspirin and 20 tylenol (acetaminophen) how long is it till it is out of your system?

What happens if you take 16 aspirin and 20 tylenol (acetaminophen) how long is it till it is out of your system?

Get medical help: It will be too risky to chance letting your body clear out the drugs by itself, and the risk is death or lifelong liver damage, to name a few. You have a closing window of time to get medical attention, and what treatment will involve is preventing the damage from occurring. Give this free phone number a call now, and they will guide you: 1-800-222-1222.

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How long does aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) stay in ur system? For example usually it says take every 6 hours so does that mean after that it's gone within?

How long does aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) stay in ur system? For example usually it says take every 6 hours so does that mean after that it's gone within?

Depends on dose: A one-time dose is normally gone within that time frame. However, regular use of medications create a "steady state" baseline which takes longer to be metabolized. How long depends on your metabolism. For example, kidney or liver disease cause drugs to not be cleared as effectively, and the medication can build up in your system. Also, effects of Aspirin on platelets can last up to a week.

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I took 9 grams of aspirin and 10 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen). Home remedies to survive? I'm 5'1, and about 110-115 pounds. It's been in my system 28-30 hours.

I took 9 grams of aspirin and 10 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen). Home remedies to survive? I'm 5'1, and about 110-115 pounds. It's been in my system 28-30 hours.

Please go to ER: It sounds like you tried to kill yourself; I am happy to hear you have changed your mind. If you really want to survive & not have permanent kidney & liver damage then please go to the er asap! -this is beyond the scope of home remedies.That Aspirin dose is not lethal but the tylenol (acetaminophen) dose is potentially fatal; dying from acute liver failure is not a good way to go-but it's not too late. See comment.

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Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

History & labs: Of course if patient tells you they drink vs take/took Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) but also the liver function tests usually are initially elevated in different patterns between the two. If the damage progresses to failure, it becomes a moot point in short term critical care of patient.

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Sure: You can space them out or choose one of the combination products like Excedrin (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine). I also agree that Ibuprofen is a better choice than aspirin.

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