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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?

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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Braxtonn hicks will tylenol (acetaminophen) work ?

Braxtonn hicks will tylenol (acetaminophen) work ?

Don;t need to use: Braxton hicks contractions are common in pregnacy and you do not need to use any pain medications for them. Better for the baby not to use anything. ...Read more

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How long does it take Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength to work?

How long does it take Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength to work?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) pm to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) pm to work?

45 to 60 : Minutes. Be patient. Don't over do it. Its not a magic potion that's suppose to worse instantaneously. ...Read more

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Can taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm have long term harmful affects on the body?

Can taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm have long term harmful affects on the body?

Tylenol-PM: If used regularly, i worry about effect on liver & blood, especially if mixed with other medications that cause blood thinning. ...Read more

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What should you do for a toothache and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work?

What should you do for a toothache and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work?

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 more

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How does hydrocodone acetaminophen work to eliminate?

How does hydrocodone acetaminophen work to eliminate?

Vicodin: Pain meds. Work by stimulating gaba receptors in brain which block pain perception. ...Read more

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Does panadol (acetaminophen) sinus work for toothache?

Does panadol (acetaminophen) sinus work for toothache?

Toothache: Panadol/ Acetaminophen is a mild pain killer. It is possible you might get some relief from the medication, however its also possible it will not help your toothache! in any event a visit to the denist would be in order to treat your toothache. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm liquid to work?

How much time does it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm liquid to work?

Medicine effects: Many medicines begin working within 20-30 minutes depending on the degree of illness and the way they are processed by the body. Frequently you can feel effects within 20-30 min. ...Read more

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Why does it say do not use before work with heavy machinery on the back of childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Why does it say do not use before work with heavy machinery on the back of childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Not straight tylenol (acetaminophen): That warning is not on any form of regular childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) in my office. I can understand the warning if the product is one of the multisymptom or tylenol (acetaminophen) flu preparations as these cantain antihistamines that can cross into the brain & make you drousy.The potential for injury with such a produce gives need for caution. ...Read more

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How to make a headache stop? I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) it didn't work any other suggestions besides medicines?

Headache Rx: Before suggesting how to stop a headache, important to know what kind of headache you have. If simple tension or mild vascular headache, then combination medications with aspirin, acetaminophen, caffeine, like excedrin might work. Hydration works. Sometimes cold cloth or cooling hand in water. Again, depends on type or cause. ...Read more

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What we can do for under 6 month child if she got cold? I gave her panadol (acetaminophen) only which is for fever, does it work?

What we can do for under 6 month child if she got cold? I gave her panadol (acetaminophen) only which is for fever, does it work?

Acetaminophen: Panadol which is a brand name for acetaminophen works for fever. Do not give it for the cold symptoms, only works for fever. For cold symptoms all you can do is elevate the bed, bulb suction and saline drops ...Read more

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What effect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on your body?

What effect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on your body?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): High doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect your liver harmfully. You should be careful not to exceed the recommended dose with out a physicians care. He/she should know what other medications you are on and what medical conditions you have and are taking the medications for. ...Read more

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What affect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on a person's body?

What affect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on a person's body?

See below: The biggest effect of taking large doses of Acetaminophen is liver damage, which can occur with taking large doses all at once or with taking large doses over an extended period of time. Regarding ibuprofen, the greatest risk is to the GI tract, which can result in ulcers and GI bleeding. Ibuprofen also can affect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can I take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for my body aches?

Can I take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for my body aches?

Sure: as long as there are no contraindications as stated on the package label. Determining the cause of your body ache is suggested. ...Read more

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Should I take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for my body aches?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depending on whether you have stomach problems or any other reason not to use NSAIDs, higher dose ibuprofen 600-800mg every 8 hrs for no more than a few days taken alone or in addition to Tylenol (acetaminophen) (no increased risk together) may work very well too. ...Read more

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