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Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

Very little: It is not recommended to combine the two because both alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) are metabolized in the liver. Hepatic toxicity due to tylenol (acetaminophen) is very serious and can lead to problems as severe as liver failure requiring transplant or death. This is not common if taking the recommended dosage but the maximum dose is limited a lot briefly after drinking alcohol, depending on how much you drank. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can I take one tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild hangover? I almost never drink (avg<1 a month)but had a celebratory evening. I do take tylenol (acetaminophen) periodically.

Can I take one tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild hangover? I almost never drink (avg<1 a month)but had a celebratory evening. I do take tylenol (acetaminophen) periodically.

Not good idea: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol combined not good for your liver. NSAIDs OTC is OK for headache.Hangover is always the unpleasant symptoms accompanied by headache nausea, fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound. Drink altos of water, rest and drink some Gatorade.
Feel better. ...Read more

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Is ibuprophin or tylenol (acetaminophen) better to take for headaches when drinking?

Is ibuprophin or tylenol (acetaminophen) better to take for headaches when drinking?

Neither: Stop drinking and you will not get the headache, ''the problem is the alcohol is giving you the headache. Stop the cause rather than taking something to stop the complication symptom. ...Read more

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My AST is 28% and my ALT is 97%, what could be the issue and should I be worried? I also don't drink at all or take tylenol (acetaminophen).

My AST is 28% and my ALT is 97%, what could be the issue and should I be worried? I also don't drink at all or take tylenol (acetaminophen).

Check with your doc: If you have the liver tests ordered by one of the physicians. He/she should provide you with an answer. The answer for your question can't be really based only on the lab test results. It should include comprehensive physical and other peaces of your history. ...Read more

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How long after drinking a beer can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

You can not: Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, mixed with a small to moderate amount of alcohol, produces a 123% increased risk of kidney disease, according to a new preliminary study. The warning label included on Acetaminophen packaging does say not to take the medication with alcohol. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one lortab (500mg of acetaminophen -tylenol) after having a drink 4 hours ago?

Is it safe to take one lortab (500mg of acetaminophen -tylenol) after having a drink 4 hours ago?

Yes: Moderation is the key to most things in life. It is not too much alcohol or too close to your med use, so should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I just took 2 Tylenol for my tooth pain. Is it safe to drink a fair amount in a few hours? I rarely drink and I rarely take Tylenol either.

I just took 2 Tylenol for my tooth pain. Is it safe to drink a fair amount in a few hours? I rarely drink and I rarely take Tylenol either.

Not a good idea: Get to a dentist before your tooth becomes worse. The Tylenol won't help for long. Postpone heavy drinking till after the tooth is treated or removed. While you're at the dentist get x-rays and an exam so you don't go through this again with other teeth. ...Read more

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If I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine that are 4 hour doses, would I be safe to drink after the 4 hours are up? Or will it still be in my system.

If I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine that are 4 hour doses, would I be safe to drink after the 4 hours are up?  Or will it still be in my system.

Compounding effects: Taking cough/cold medicines along with alcohol is a risky proposition. You may have more dizziness, nausea, headache, and you certainly should not drive a car or other motor vehicle because of worsening response time. Not safe. ...Read more

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Hi! i know this is crazy but i never drink water.. To tell u the truth i might bring a glass every week....For months now i take tylenol (acetaminophen) everyday :/?

Drink more.: You must be drinking some fluids as the kidney has obligatory urine production of at least 1 l/day. Trying to minimize fluid intake can't be a lot of fun and it can be potentially very dangerous. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok and long as dosing guidelines are not exceeded. Should certainly try to minimize that. ...Read more

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If I had a few drinks and have a headache can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as long as I don't do it regularly? I only drink occasionally and cannot take any NSAID's

Sure!: Go ahead, it's fine, unless you have liver disease or take other meds that may be affected by acetaminophen. Only take the dosage recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?

No: Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
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About four of my teeth are causing me pain and when i drink ice water the pain becomes a lot worse, if i take tylenol (acetaminophen) it helps some but not much. ?

About four of my teeth are causing me pain and when i drink ice water the pain becomes a lot worse, if i take tylenol (acetaminophen) it helps some but not much. ?

See a dentist: for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. Cold drinks are typical triggers in those individuals with teeth sensitivity. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after drinking a few drinks can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Thanks

How long after drinking a few drinks can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen?  Thanks

No number: No specific number of hours. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen in regular doses would be OK fairly soon afterwards unless you were a chronic drinker or had significant underlying liver damage. ...Read more

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My aunt gave me one tramadol pill two days ago and I've been experiencing chest pain, should I continue drinking water or take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My aunt gave me one tramadol pill two days ago and I've been experiencing chest pain, should I continue drinking water or take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Doubt medication : Rule number one: you should never share medications . Doubt your symptoms related to the medication that you took. Seek out your physician if you continue to have pain. ...Read more

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I have MS. I'm having really bad headache since Sunday. my neuro NP told me to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and drink tea. Not working. OTC meds not helping!

Suggestions: MS patients experience 2-4X frequency of migraines than normal folks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and tea fails to help migraines. But OTC remedies such as butterbur, feverfew, Co-Q10, or riboflavin can prevent. See your neurologist directly, as am skeptical about the NP. (also, blood in urine, foot swelling, ?kidney problems?) ...Read more

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I normally take tylenol (acetaminophen) if i have a headache. But is it better to take something like advil or aleve if i had a headache after a night of drinking?

I normally take tylenol (acetaminophen) if i have a headache. But is it better to take something like advil or aleve if i had a headache after a night of drinking?

Hanover headache: Tylenol (acetaminophen) for hangover headaches doesn't do much, according to my patients. Aleve liquid caplets seem to help the best. 1-2 tabs can last 12-24 hours. Or you can also try exceedrin migraine, which has some caffeine (small amount), Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin. My patients have also had good results with this. ...Read more

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I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

Hard to say but...: This is hard to answer without more details or even without examining you, but it would be totally safe to add 2 cups of epson salts to your hot bath to get magnesium into your body, which often helps.
Consider seeing a physical therapist and/or good osteopath (who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://bit.Ly/1kgd0xp) or good chiropractor. Acupuncture can help as well. Consider prenatal yoga. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 6 days ago. He could not take the pain med. So alternating Tylenol and motrin.he is still screaming in pain, refusing to drink. We've already taken him to ER for fluids, he was moderately dehydrated. S

My 5 year old son had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 6 days ago. He could not take the pain med. So alternating Tylenol and motrin.he is still screaming in pain, refusing to drink. We've already taken him to ER for fluids, he was moderately dehydrated. S

Mgt: I would suggest calling your surgeon's office or answering service right away. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin may be given in sips or mixed with something that tastes better. Please monitor his fluid intake and his temperature. He should not have any breathing difficulty or fever. ...Read more

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I drink my brother's tylenol (acetaminophen) for fun. What could happen if i didn't need it?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Please tell your parents or guardians this right away. Drinking his medicine could make you ill. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking tylenol (acetaminophen)?

No.: It is ill advised to consume these together. Both are metabolized in the liver and concurrent use can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can.I drink alcohol.While im on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000mg?

Can.I drink alcohol.While im on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000mg?

No: Combining tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol have an additive effect that is greater than each substance alone in causing potential liver problems. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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