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Is There Aspirin In Acetaminophen
Is there any common (otc) drug/medicine like aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) that will kill you in high doses?
Everything: In high enough doses, essentially every medicine becomes a toxin / poison. There is a toxicology book that addresses this: "the dose makes the poison.". ...Read more
Are there any difference in overdose effects from tylenol (acetaminophen) and tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?
Not the same: Hi Lucy, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen do not work the same and the doses do not compare. The amount of pain they reduce will depend on the issue being treated and may vary from person to person. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is well known for treating fevers and headaches, but does not treat inflammation as well as an NSAID like ibuprofen. Always follow prescribed dosing. ...Read more
Tylenol#3: No there is no #1, #2, but there is a #4 - this refers to the Codeine amount. ...Read more
Effect on baby: Aspirin and Ibuprofen are related anti-inflammatory pain medicines. They should be avoided in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because they can close an important valve in the baby's heart. This valve normally closes at the time of birth which is why they can be taken post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that does not have this effect on the baby and is safe in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FDA upgrading heart/stroke risk on OTC NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver. What else is there for occasional pain/inflam relief? Is aspirin only choice?
No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch. In other words, there're always some potential risks or side effects. If dietary supplement manufacturer claims no risks or side effects b/c it's natural, herbal, organic, gluten-free, then avoid it b/c they're lying. Acetaminophen can irritate liver but only if excessive dose. NSAIDs can increase heart attack risk but not guarantee that you'll suffer one. ...Read more
What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?
It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more
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