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How Does Acetaminophen Work In The Body
I have general achiness in my body with no fever or any other symptom. It goes away with once a week tablet of diclofinac 75 mg. panadol (acetaminophen) does not work?
One per wk! Great!: I would want to draw out more history from you. How long have you had this problem? Is it in your joints? Do you notice it more in the morning, and does it improve somewhat during the day? DO you ever get swelling in any of your joints? When was the last time you saw a physician for a physical, and had any blood testing? Sounds rheumatologic. NSAID ok if kidney function is normal. Advise phsyical. ...Read more
Liver: It is detoxed by the liver, & >3000mg can b toxic 2 the liver. ...Read more
Acetaminophen: Onset of action of oral acetaminophen is less than one hour. Duration of action is about 4-6 hours. Please be careful with this drug. Never take more than 3000 mg per day. Take even less if you have any liver problems. Never combine this or any prescription medication with alcohol. The most common form of attempted suicide in the U.S. is intentional acetaminophen overdose. Be careful, please. ...Read more
45 to 60 : Minutes. Be patient. Don't over do it. Its not a magic potion that's suppose to worse instantaneously. ...Read more
Tylenol-PM: If used regularly, i worry about effect on liver & blood, especially if mixed with other medications that cause blood thinning. ...Read more
To say that Acetaminophen is widely distributed, means its available to most parts of the body as an effective analgesic?
Exactly!: Wide distribution means it gets into all body tissues and fluids. ...Read more
Phone call...: .. To your dentist. A toothache is usually caused by a condition that needs to be treated by a dentist. Otc pain meds only mask the pain for a short while, giving you time to get in to be treated. If tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working, your problem is getting serious. Please call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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