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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Took expired tylenol (acetaminophen) yesterday. Been having slight nausea, lower center belly ache and upset stomach. Going on for 24hrs now. Thoughts?

Took expired tylenol (acetaminophen) yesterday. Been having slight nausea, lower center belly ache and upset stomach. Going on for 24hrs now. Thoughts?

Bury the tylenol (acetaminophen): Kidding aside, what you are feeling is unlikely from the tylenol (acetaminophen). Think of other causes. Medicines beyond expiration dates most of the time don't have extra side effects but rather may have less of their desired effect. ...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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Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?

Can you tell me is children's tylenol (acetaminophen) just as effective if it's expired by 1 year?

Expiration Dates: Expiration dates are placed on medications because after this date they slowly become less and less effective. You should throw away any expired medications because not only do you take the chance it won't work but it is unknown how the ingredients may change over an extended time and we don't know what effect it will have on the person taking the medication, . ...Read more

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I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am I in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

I been takn generic tylenol (acetaminophen) for last few months & just now seen that they expired july of 2009! am I in any kind of risk or danger? My kidneys ok?

Usually, no problem: Most of the medications continue to work for several years after their expiration date. According to one study, they may work for as long as 5-10 years from their expiration date, if they have been properly stored. Vitamins may loose their potency, if exposed to heat or sunlight. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis still safe / effective for pain if it expired 3 months ago?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis still safe / effective for pain if it expired 3 months ago?

Yes.: Yes. Fda labeling requirements have a substantial buffer! The commercial products have a sell by notation as well. Rest easy! ...Read more

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What if I have tried massage, tylenol, hot compress, and still no relief?

What if I have tried massage, tylenol, hot compress, and still no relief?

Relief: You question does not include what you want relief from. Please re-submit your question w/more specifics and someone will likely try to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've never taken tylenol. Is it pretty safe. What is the likely good of me being allergic? Ty

I've never taken tylenol. Is it pretty safe. What is the likely good of me being allergic? Ty

It's probably rare: Doctors don't have a crystal ball to look into the future, which means a doctor cannot predict whether or not a person will have some rare reaction. That's the way life is. However, in 25 years of practice, I have yet to meet a patient who is allergic to plain Tylenol containing only acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I took 2 500 mg Tylenol not thinking about if I had taken 2 when I went to bed. Now I'm afraid I've taken 4 500 mg within an hour and a half of each?

I took 2 500 mg Tylenol not thinking about if I had taken 2 when I went to bed. Now I'm afraid I've taken 4 500 mg within an hour and a half of each?

Tylenol: In this particular case, you’re likely in okay shape. 4 grams is the daily dose limit for someone of your age who has a healthy liver. With that said, you’ll want to be extra careful in future now that you’ve had this scare. Do you need to be taking Tylenol regularly? You should be taking it for as short as possible for whichever condition you’re treating. If it’s not working, something more effec ...Read more

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Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Can you get codeine without tylenol?

Yes but it will: Require a restricted prescription from a provider with controlled substance approval. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vimovo and tylenol #1?

Is it okay to take vimovo and tylenol #1?

Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problem with taking Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; and had no problem taking Tylenol #1 (acetaminophen and codeine) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; then she should be ok taking Vimovo and Tylenol #1 together. They may cause stomach symptoms. Be sure to follow one's doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How long does Tylenol sinus stay in your system?

How long does Tylenol sinus stay in your system?

About 4 hours: Tylenol dose lasts 4 hours, and if the dose contains 30mg of pseudoephedrine that will last 4 hours as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take NyQuil then Tylenol after an hour apart?

Yes: Nyquil contains 500mg acetominophen [Tylenol]. The maximal adult dose is 4000mg, which is 8 times the contents of 1 NyQuil. ...Read more

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Can I take extra strength Tylenol rapid release with melatonin?

Can I take extra strength Tylenol rapid release with melatonin?

Read label...: If the formulation you are referring to has diphenhydramine in it, be careful about excess sedation when taking it with melatonin. If it only has acetaminophen in it, then do not exceed 3 grams in a 24 hour interval. Read the instructions to determine how much to take in a single dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take Tylenol 3 to completely get out of your system?

Codeine: Codeine is the component of Tylenol 3 that would be tested. It would 3-5 days to be not detectable in urine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I've been taking ten Tylenol PM a night for at least two weeks, am I in danger?

Acetaminophen: Https://www.tylenol.com/safety-dosing/usage/dosage-for-adults
Even the manufacturers of Tylenol do not recommend taking more than six tabs in a 24 hour period due to the risk of liver injury. This was recently *lowered* from the maximum of eight tabs. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol extra strength with fioricet if I don't exceed 3000/24 hours?

Be cautious: I would try and avoid taking up to 3000mg of tylenol on a regular basis regardless of what source. While 3000mg/24 is an accepted dosing amount. The potential for cumulative toxicity is still significant especially if you take it regularly. Also, be very cautious if you have liver problems, consume alcohol or take other medications metabolized in the liver.
Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I think I took 4 Tylenol pm pills instead of 2 when I was getting ready for bed. Is this ok?

Tylenol overdose: It depends on when you had your last dosage, the current state of your liver, and the number of milligrams you took. 4 Grams within 24 hours is concerning. If you feel weak, nauseous, and have abdominal pain you should definitely get yourself
evaluated as soon as possible. You should follow up with your physician regardless. Following directions as prescribed is crucial to preventing an overdose. ...Read more

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I have a knot in my lower right back that hurts Tylenol won't help n I can't take ibprofuen what do I need to do?

I have a knot in my lower right back that hurts Tylenol won't help n I can't take ibprofuen what do I need to do?

Get examined: If you are still having issues I suggest a physical exam. If you are not allergic, I suggest Aleve, 1 tablet every 8 rs and simultaneous use of BioFreeze sport linamint, ...Read more

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I have had the worst headache off and on for 3 days mostly in evening? Tylenol stopped working. What is it? What can I do for it?

I have had the worst headache off and on for 3 days mostly in evening? Tylenol stopped working. What is it? What can I do for it?

Get your eyes: (vision) tested! Headaches at the end of the day are often due to eye strain!

Hope this is helpful!
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I had 2 Tylenol extra strength @ 6:30 pm yesterday 7/28 I took 2 more @ 1:10 a.m 7:29 Is it safe to take 2 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid release now?

Likely ok: If this is for a day or two, the dose is probably ok. Do note that any dose higher than that may cause liver problem for some people. Long-term intake of tylenol is not a good idea however due to the liver issue. ...Read more

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I have a cold and yesterday accidentally took 4000mg of APAP. I roughly took 2000mg twice 12hrs apart from each other. I took 2 500mg Tylenol and also?

See below: The max daily you should take is 4000mg. Sounds like you got 5000mg. I doubt that is going to cause a problem, but I certainly wouldn't take any more tylenol for a few days, if not a week. It is very hard on your liver. To be certain, you would need to have a tylenol level drawn. You could call poison control and ask their opinion as well. ...Read more

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Would you die from 10 tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Would you die from 10 tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): This really depends on the dose of acetaminophen. A dose of 7gm at one time will put you into severe liver compromise. Current recommendation of the the aps is not to exceed 2-2.5gm/day, fda guide still states 4gm/day. An overdose will compromise the liver and if it does not recover then you could die. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations on acetaminophen (tylenol)?

Not>4000mg in 24 hrs: Total Acetaminophen use should not exceed 4000 mg in 24 hours. Consider that other medicines, including prescription pain medications can have Acetaminophen in them. Taking high doses can damage the liver. If you have liver problems, do not take medications with Acetaminophen without talking to your primary doctor, your liver doctor or to us. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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