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What is the maximum dosage for Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil together? Can I take 1000mg of each at the same time?

What is the maximum dosage for Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil together? Can I take 1000mg of each at the same time?

Caution: The stated maximal safe dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 1000 mg per dose for an adult. However, the risk of side effects increases with the dose. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause fatal skin reactions. The maximum dose of Advil is 400 mg OTC and by prescription the maximum dose is 800 mg. Advil can cause fatal gastrointestinal bleeding. Combining these medications should only be done under a physicians supervision. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reliefs for a child below 2 years old? Thanks

What is the dosage of Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reliefs for a child below 2 years old? Thanks

Know the child's wt: If you know the child's weight in pounds: 7mg/lb. If you know the weight in kilos, 15mg/kg. May be dosed every 4-6 hours as needed. For an infant keep it to 6 hours. ...Read more

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What is the ama accepted dosage for tylenol (acetaminophen) and for how long with liver enzymes check every 90 days?

What is the ama accepted dosage for tylenol (acetaminophen) and for how long with liver enzymes check every 90 days?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): According to the fda it was no more than 4gm per day. The american pain society suggests no more than 2.5gm per day. The fda has lowered the daily maximum to 2.5gm per day. Enzymes do not need to be checked at all unless you have had hepatitis, drink alcohol, use illicit chemicals, smoke, etc... ...Read more

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I got in a bad car accident and broke the arch of my foot. I'vetried the maximum dosage of tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, and alive and it doesn't ease the pain. What should I do?

I got in a bad car accident and broke the arch of my foot. I'vetried the maximum dosage of tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, and alive and it doesn't ease the pain. What should I do?

See a doctor...: If your foot is really broken, you may need narcotic analgesics. Have an x-ray taken, get treatment, and any doctor should also be able to manage your pain needs. ...Read more

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My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?

My baby is eight months old and weighs twenty pounds. I was wondering what dosage of Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) I should be giving her in milliliters?

4.3 ml: It is better to use a milliliter dropper in order to be more precise. You can dose tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 15 mg/kg. 20 lbs is about 9 kg so you can give about 130-140 mg based on weight which is about 4.3 ml by mouth. ...Read more

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My 6 year old sons has a fever of 101.7 and complains of chills and an awful headache. I've given him the proper dosage of children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) twice to?

My 6 year old sons has a fever of 101.7 and complains of chills and an awful headache. I've given him the proper dosage of children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) twice to?

Viral infection: A 6 year old boy with fever, chills, and headache sounds like a viral infection (common cold, flu, etc). Your question got cut off, but it sounds like you have given him Tylenol (acetaminophen) twice already. A fever of 101.7 is not itself worrisome, but if the headache and chills persist, he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week.?

My baby has a slight temp and her eyes are puffy and a bit red. We gave her the min dosage of infant tylenol (acetaminophen). Mother was slightly ill this week.?

Sounds as if: Your baby is also becoming ill. Infants under the age of two months with a rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher should be emergently evaluated and not given Tylenol (acetaminophen). Older infants and children can be offered supportive and comfort care with pain/fever reducers until they have been evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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Taking Tylenol regularity but never more than the recommended dose for last few weeks. Social drinker. I'm worried about l have liver damage. Symptoms?

Taking Tylenol regularity but never more than the recommended dose for last few weeks. Social drinker. I'm worried about l have liver damage. Symptoms?

See your doctor.: Initially, there are no symptoms to the kind of damage that Tylenol can do to the liver. Although you are likely to have not done any damage to the liver if you followed the directions, it would be prudent to get some blood drawn to be sure. It is a simple blood test. If you are worried, I would try to limit Tylenol and avoid alcohol until you have the blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength in one dose?

Not good idea: You should follow instructions on the bottle and do not take more than 4, 000 grams in a 24 hour period. It is harmful to the liver. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

300mg: A child who weighs 44 pounds/20kg should receive 300 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. You can administer that as approx 9 ml of children's tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I accidentally took a double dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Should I be worried? 500/25 mg x4

I accidentally took a double dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Should I be worried? 500/25 mg x4

No: In general for an adult patient without liver disease or dysfunction the maximum Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day is < 4g/day (<4000mg/day). All sources of Tylenol should be considered. The extra 50mg dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have other side effects like drowsiness, difficulty urinating. Taking this much Tylenol PM is not advised and should not be taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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Been takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Been takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Correct dosage is:: The adult dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) Extra Strength is 2 tabs every 6 hours (no more than 6 tabs in 24 hours unless directed by your physician). This is assuming you have no other medical problems. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to NSAIDs and two Tylenol extra strengths consistently does nothing for me. Can I up my dose to 3?

2 pills 6 hourly max: To help encourage the safe use of acetaminophen, the makers of TYLENOL® have lowered the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength TYLENOL® (acetaminophen) products sold in the U.S. from 8 pills per day (4, 000 mg) to 6 pills per day (3, 000 mg). The dosing interval has also changed from 2 pills every 4 – 6 hours to 2 pills every 6 hours. ...Read more

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Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

That means 80mg/dose: A normal baby can take 6.8 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) per pound of body weight, in one dose. That means 6.8 mg x 26 pounds = 176.8 mg (but round down to 160 mg for simplicity). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is typically used for just 1-3 days. The baby's doctor may have recommended a smaller dose for some reason, as he knows the baby's details. ...Read more

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I have taken 5 Tylenol at 500 mg & 4 Advil at 200 mg since 11 am. I am approximately 135 lbs & have eaten with every dosage. Can I take AdvilPM now?

What for?: Why are you taking this many pain pills? If the pills you have taken have not provided relief, taking more will only cause toxicity without providing relief. If you have severe pain, consult your doctor or go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital for an evaluation.
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I took 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM & A Standard Dosage of Nyquil, will I be okay?

I took 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM & A Standard Dosage of Nyquil, will I be okay?

Yes: Maximum dose of Acetomenophen (Tyleno) for an adult is 3gms per day. Just don't take more than the recommended dose of Nyquil. Feel better! ...Read more

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What is the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 16 month old that is 26lbs?

What is the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 16 month old that is 26lbs?

160 mg (1 tsp): For a normal 26 pound child, take 26 pounds divided by 2.2 to equal 11.8 kilos weight. Multiply 15 mg x 11.8 kilos to equal 177mg, or about 160 mg, which is 1 teaspoon (5 ml, 5 cc) of the tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Can I give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Yes: Tylenol is ok for 5 months. You can talk with
your pharmacist and they will give you a
chart on normal dose. If your child has some
other health problem be sure and talk with
the doctor.
Generic tylenol is available at less cost
that is acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I was asked to clarify if I take the recommended dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) and enjoy a few beers in the evening is that okay. I have received a few diff answers?

I was asked to clarify if I take the recommended dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) and enjoy a few beers in the evening is that okay. I have received a few diff answers?

Risk and reward?: Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, mixed with a small to moderate amount of alcohol, produces a 123% increased risk of kidney disease, according to a new preliminary study. The warning label included on Acetaminophen packaging does say not to take the medication with alcohol. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I sliced my finger how much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take in a day and what dose?

I sliced my finger how much tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take in a day and what dose?

Stay under 4, 000 mg: If you are taking it for only a few days or occasionally, then you can take up to 4, 000 mg/day. You can try 650 mg/every 4-6 hours. If you take it daily for longer periods, then the recommendation is to stay under 3, 000 mg/day. ...Read more

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What is the correct tylenol (acetaminophen) dose for a 13pd two month old who just got first set of shots?

What is the correct tylenol (acetaminophen) dose for a 13pd two month old who just got first set of shots?

Here's a chart: To help you now and later as your little one grows. It also depends on what form of Acetaminophen liquid you have. You can look it up here!
http://www. Completechildrenshealth. Com/files/acetaminophen_dosagechart. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant, two pills at a time? And what the regular dosage says?

Can you take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant, two pills at a time? And what the regular dosage says?

Probably: Tylenol (acetaminophen) exposure is common in pregnancy but shouldn't involve more than the recommended dose. Toxicity of tylenol (acetaminophen) is easy so caution is warranted. There are some issues of tylenol (acetaminophen) use in pregnancy with blood pressure elevations and preterm labor as well. Isolated and irregular use is probably safe, but no medication can be presumed safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had quite a few alcoholic drinks about 24 hours ago, is it safe to take my tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 dose or should I wait longer?

I had quite a few alcoholic drinks about 24 hours ago, is it safe to take my tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 dose or should I wait longer?

Safer to wait: In general it is best not to combine alcohol with controlled medications. You run the risk of accidental overdose, respiratory suppression and aspiration. When it comes to metabolism of alcohol, the blood level declines in a predictable way. Better wait since we don't have enough information. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking azithromyzin I took one dose of azithromyzin on Wednesday and I'm starting to have a major headache?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking azithromyzin I took one dose of azithromyzin on Wednesday and I'm starting to have a major headache?

Yes, if...: If a person can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and can take azithromycin separately, then she can also take them together. The two medications do not interact with one another. ...Read more

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