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Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Are you talking 2: Days past the expiration date or 2 years? Sorry, you haven't provided us with any parameters here. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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Is expired hydrocodone apap syrup safe?

Expired meds: Expired meds, including hydrocodone, still have potency, but perhaps not as much as the fresh medication. There is no danger in taking them, with rare exceptions. ...Read more

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2 years expired acetaminophen w codeine elixir. Safe?

Not recommended: Any time you take expired medication, you run the risk of taking a medication that may have a different chemical makeup then was originally intended. I would recommend you dont use any medication beyond its expiration, especially not two years past. ...Read more

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Aleve and tylenol (acetaminophen) together, safe?

If you do: Would consider alternating them, and not taking the maximum allowable dose for each, rather take less 25% less than that. If you have hepatitis or bad liver would not take tylenol; or bad kidney or allergies to anti-inflammatory medicine/aspirin, would not take aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Yes....: This is a prescription medicine and will have a pharmacy label on it. On the pharmacy label, it will have the expiration date. It is usually around 1 year from the date it was prescribed. If your medicine has expired, and you have continued symptoms, see your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more

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IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

IS tyLENOL (acetaminophen) 3 aDDICTIVE?

Yes it can be: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 has codeine in it and that can be habit-forming and dependency can occur. ...Read more

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Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) +sleep aid =Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: This is a combination medication that includes - acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). It can be effective for sleep but unless pain or inflammation is associated with your insomnia, the Tylenol may not be a necessary component. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen contain acetaminophen?

Does ibuprofen contain acetaminophen?

No: These are 2 different drugs, but have common effects for reducing fever and pain. ...Read more

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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and codeine safe hwen taken together?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Codeine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Codeine can be taken safely together under physician supervision. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 and tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 combine tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. To understand the risks and benefits of these medications, please discuss it with your doctors. ...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 (acetaminophen) can be tried for pain related complaints. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my son expired liquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it safe to give my son expired liquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: It's safe in the sense that it won't hurt him but it may not be as effective since the medication potency cannot be guaranteed after the expiration date. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone safe to mix with tylenol (acetaminophen)?

No: Because all preparations of hydrocodone currently available in the us already contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)), sometimes in doses of up to 1 gram (equiv. Of 2 extra-strength tabs). People who have added extra tylenol (acetaminophen) when they are already taking the maximum amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the hydrocodone pills (vicodin, lortabs, Norco etc.) may get liver damage from too much tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) contain codeine?

Can Advil (ibuprofen) contain codeine?

Advil (ibuprofen): It does not contain codeine. It is an NSAID non steroidal anti inflammatory medication contains ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can adults take baby tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: You would need to take a lot more pills to achieve an adequate adult dose. ...Read more

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Should i take ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

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Both! Neither!: Ibuprofen is an nsaid, useful to relieve pain, fever & inflammation. Naproxen is a similar drug, also available w/o prescription. Tylenol is a brand of acetaminophen, useful to relieve pain & fever but has no anti-inflammatory properties. Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen can be used together; Naproxen & acetaminophen, too. But never take both Ibuprofen & Naproxen together. Nsaids can damage kidneys, incr. ...Read more

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