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Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Yes, you may: Check the acetaminophen content of all the medications you take to make sure that you do not take more than 4.0 grams in one day.
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I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

Better not: Both combinations contain almost similar ingredients, stick to only one, and read the labels carefully. The mucinex combo has a decongestant as well, so be careful if you have high blood pressure, wish you well ...Read more

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Is Aleve safe to take for pain and fever durning pregnancy? I was told I could take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I don't have any.

Is Aleve safe to take for pain and fever durning pregnancy? I was told I could take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but I don't have any.

Not really: Aleve (naproxen) is contraindicated in the third trimester. It also can cause prolonged bleeding if you would start to bleed. I would get some Tylenol or generic acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Will 100-101.5 fever from viral infx >7d during early pregnancy (4-5wks) pose any risk to baby? Tylenol (acetaminophen) only lowers it to 99.5-100.5. Take it or not?

Will 100-101.5 fever from viral infx >7d during early pregnancy (4-5wks) pose any risk to baby? Tylenol (acetaminophen) only lowers it to 99.5-100.5. Take it or not?

Fever: I have to admit I am very uncomfortable having you home without any medical evaluation with a week long persistent fever. And that is pregnant or not. Something is causing your fever and that something may be more worrisome to both the pregnancy or to your health. Please contact your OB about this. ...Read more

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Is it okay to let a 100.7 degree fever run its course w/o taking meds in early pregnancy (7.5wks)? If fever rises, at what temp should I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it okay to let a 100.7 degree fever run its course w/o taking meds in early pregnancy (7.5wks)? If fever rises, at what temp should I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) IsPrettySafe: It depends on how you feel. If you can eat and drink normally and feel fairly well, then a temperature of 101-102 will be tolerated fairly well. Over 102 I'd take something even if I felt OK. It also depends on what may be causing the fever, no matter how high. If it's a minor "viral" illness like a cold, no problem, but if you have some other serious medical problem then even 100.7 could be worrisome ...Read more

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Where I can find out if tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds are safe during pregnancy?

Where I can find out if tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds are safe during pregnancy?

Read the label: These medicines should have a label indicating use and safety. Look for it. Ask your ob. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: It will be fine to take while you are pregnant, however if used too often for sleep, after awhile your body may not feel well rested. Frequent use of Diphenhydramine (benadryl or the 'pm' part of tylenol (acetaminophen) pm) can disrupt your ability to reach deep rem sleep. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take and will it help relieve the pains during my early stages of pregnancy?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take and will it help relieve the pains during my early stages of pregnancy?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy, but it may not help all the pains, such as round ligament pain, during early pregnancy. No medication really will help. ...Read more

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Is drinking tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the only medications considered safe for treating pain during pregnancy. Try to limit your daily dose to no more than 3000mg per day. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) daily long term? Is it also safe to take that long term during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) Toxicity: The simple answer to your question is no. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is very toxic in high and regular doses to your liver.

I am not sure why you are taking this daily and would advise you to get to your obstetrician to make sure they are aware of this and to give them a chance to discuss healthier options for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take panadol for headache during pregnancy (first month)? Panadol is similar to tylenol (acetaminophen).

Is it safe to take panadol for headache during pregnancy (first month)? Panadol is similar to tylenol (acetaminophen).

Probably safe!: Panadol is a acetomenophin drug like Tylenol (acetaminophen) but does NOT have the "safety" profile of Tylenol (acetaminophen)... Why not take the latter?

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but I want to take something that safe as I had 3 miscarriages

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but I want to take something that safe as I had 3 miscarriages

See Obstetician: Learn stress management causing sleep problem

it is advisable not to take sleep medications during pregnancy

take natural remedies.

See your obstetrician to discuss stress management tylenol (acetaminophen) pm if needed should be under his/her supervision. ...Read more

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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant? During pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding? Why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it. ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more

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