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Acetaminophen: Hi. Acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) can become toxic in doses exceeding 4 grams in a 24-hour period. 3.5 pills (even strongest Acetaminophen dose of 500 mg/pill) will not exceed the safe Acetaminophen dose. Warn her of the Acetaminophen risk. If pain is severe, her doctor can write her for a narcotic that does not contain acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took 1 and a half hydroco/apap tab 5-325mg a few hours ago. Now i feel extremely drowsy, weak, and anxious. Is it just my anxiety or something else?
Hydrocodone is: An opiate analgesic whose side effects include drowsiness and should be expected after taking that medication. Certain opiates can also have unusual side effects such as a feeling of nervousness. Not having any information on your general health except "behavioral therapy" your question is difficult to answer but you should be ok so long as you are using the hydrocodone appropriately. ...Read more
I took Aleve (naproxen) today an wanted to know if it was safe to take hydroco/apap 5-325 with it?
Yes: If you have to take a narcotic for severe pain, then the vicodin (hydrocodone) is appropriate. It is mixed with tylenol, (acetaminophen) which is also called Acetaminophen or apap. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a different category of analgesic than aleve, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid). You may safely take all three together without untoward effects (narcotic, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid). A few days should be plenty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer patient took a 75 mg diclofenac for pain an hour ago, now ineffective; can she take a hydroco/apap 5-500 to get some sleep?
A pain reliever: Hydro co/apap is a common pain reliever consisting of hydrocodone (7.5milligrams) and Acetaminophen (325 mg). Hydrocodone is a prescription narcotic and Acetaminophen (apap) is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). They work in combination to relieve pain. ...Read more
Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. The n is the salt form -napsylate (instead of hydrochloride). Was taken off market in 90s ...Read more